Friday, December 18, 2009

Basic Chocolate Cake with Butterscotch Syrup

Cakes..... a slew of recipes on the net... this is a basic chocolate cake recipe to be made in a microwave. I usually make eggless cakes at home. So this is quite simple and the ingredients would be at home at any given point of time. I added a slight difference by pouring warm Butterscotch Syrup over it... and it was just a sight to be seen with the syrup oozing out on all sides..... So just throw open your fridge, take out a few items and get going.......


1 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup curd
1/2 cup white butter or malai (milk cream)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp soda bi carb
5 tbsp milk
2 tbsp cocoa powder
Choice of nuts (optional)

Sieve maida, cocoa, soda bi carb, baking powder in a bowl. In a seperate bowl, beat curd, white butter and sugar till fluffy and creamy.
Mix seived flour mix with beaten sugar mix slowly. Add milk and stir gradually. Add nuts if required. I added Walnuts to give it a nice fudgy taste.
Pour batter into greased Microwave Safe Dish.
Bake for 8-10 mts on high power. Insert a clean knife to check. If it comes out clean, the cake is done. Cool on a wire rack and then serve.

Butterscotch Syrup:
½ cup sugar
1 tablespoon butter
4 tablespoons fresh cream
¼ teaspoon vanilla essence

Heat the sugar in a non-stick pan and allow it to caramelize to a light brown colour. Remove from the flame and add ¼ cup of hot water and allow it to mix with the sugar to make a syrup, over a slow flame. Add the butter and cream and mix well. Allow it to simmer for 5 to 7 minutes till the sauce is of a syrupy consistency. Cool completely and use as required.
I poured the sauce over the cake and the smell was heaven..... try it and let me know..... Use
your own imagination to decorate....
I have also given the pic as shown in the recipe book.