Dark Chocolate Cake

This is a cake I had tried from the magazine Woman’s Era and it is superb. We just cannot have enough of it. Here the recipe was with plain flour i.e. Maida. However, since now I don’t have the time to bake as often, I have started using self-raising flour. Save the bother of keeping a track of the freshness of the baking powder.

The ingredients are:
1 ¾ cup plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
6 tblspn cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tblspn + ¼ cup ghee
¼ cup butter
¼ cup hot water
4 eggs separated
½ cup milk
1 ½ cup castor sugar
Method:
  1. Grease and flour 10” square pan or two 8” round pans.
  2. Preheat oven to 180ºC.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder, salt.
  4. Mix together cocoa powder, 2 tblspn ghee, hot water. Keep aside.
  5. Cream till light and fluffy ghee, butter and sugar.
  6. separate egg yolks in the mix
  7. Mix in coco paste and vanilla essence.
  8. Mix a little milk, blend, and add some flour blend, repeat till flour is over. End with flour.
  9. In this sticky dough fold gently stiffly beaten egg whites.
  10. Spoon the batter gently.
  11. Bake till done.
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