Monday, June 4, 2012

Bitter Sweet Dark Chocolate Cake with Oreo Cookie Frosting








Bitter Sweet Dark Chocolate Cake with Oreo Cookie Frosting                                            

For the Cake:

All purpose flour- 1 1/2 cups
Granulated sugar- 1 cup
Butter, softened- 1/2 cup (you may also use 1/4 cup butter + 1/4 cup oil)
Eggs- 2
Salt- a pinch
Baking powder- 1/4 tsp
Baking soda- 1 tsp
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Boiling water- 1 cup
Unsweetened cocoa powder- 1/2 cup + 1 tspful 
Coffee powder- 3/4 tsp



1. Boil a cup of water in a wide saucepan. Switch off the stove and dissolve coffee and cocoa powders well without any lumps. Keep aside to cool to room temperature.

2. Powder sugar. Sift the dry ingredients 3-4 times. (ie, flour + salt+ baking soda+ baking powder). Keep aside.

3. Position a rack in centre of the oven and pre-heat to 350 F/175 C. Grease and flour, two 8 inch cake pans.

4. In another wide n large bowl, beat butter until fluffy using an electric mixer and gradually add the powdered sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time; add the vanilla and beat again until light for a minute or two. Fold in the dry ingredients alternating with the cocoa mixture, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.

5. Divide batter between the prepared pans, smoothing the tops. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the tops spring back when lightly touched and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out with just a few crumbs clinging to it.

6. Cool the pans on a wire rack.Run a knife around the edges to loosen from the pans and turn layers out on the rack, placing one upside down and the other right side up.



Frosting: (Oreo butter)

I had some reserve of this from the oreo cookie cake which I used up, that complimented well, for this cake.

1/2 c sugar, powdered
3/4 c butter
3 Oreos, crushed with hands

In a small bowl, beat together sugar and butter till fluffy and pale. Stir in the cookie crumbs and spread it evenly over the cake.Cover the sides too, if you prefer.



19 comments:

  1. I like the oreo frosting, it is a good idea Bharathy and the cake looks very moist.

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  2. Wonderful cake !!!" Amazing and tempting frosting too !!!

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  3. Looks awesome.. love the deep chocolate flavor. Amazing pics.

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  4. looks sinfully delicious.

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  5. Super tempting cake with beautiful pics...

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  6. Absolutely in love with the deep dark,rich colour!!

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  7. why no introduction,no verdict and no tidbits???

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  8. Looks like a treat for chocolate fans! wonderful recipe...

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  9. Looks delicious, love the texture of the cake!

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  10. I can't can't keep my hands off when orea packet is in front of me :-p And you have made this gorgeous looking cake with it...Wow !!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :-) Keep in touch

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  11. Hi Bharathi ,

    Till Hectic??!!
    When 'll you back???
    Your dark chocolate looks Awesome !!
    http://www.southindiafoodrecipes.blogspot.in

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  12. Thats a beautiful cake with tremendous frosting..lovely.

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  13. The cake seems perfect in all respects. Lovely.

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  14. wow.. tempting... missing ur tidbits

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  15. wow, too chocolaty.. Irresistible..

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  16. looks sinfully delicious..i will bookmark this to make onmy birthday.. yumm

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  17. Hi I am your new follower the cake looks delicious. I just read some of your posts of Appam and coconut tender dosa they are amazing will surely try the coconut dosa. Do visit my space in your free time.

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  18. So nice..looks like a must try recipe for die hard chocolate fan like me and my kids....(even tho' looks sinful) will try (find an excuse to have it ....)

    Rgds,
    Veena (great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com)

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