Friday, April 10, 2009

I go Chocolaty!!

Dear Friends, I feel so honored to see a huge response on my earlier post (Mini Kaja), not only I got amazing comments but some of you also tried to check if I was doing alright now……… your words were like ELIXIR to me, touchwood!!

When I started my blog 2 months back, all I had was just a NAME and a simple-silly xplanation for it (link)…… but look what I have now…..YOU ALL!!!!! I’m glad I started Temptations! I wud like to thank each and every one for your wonderful support. And what possibly can be the best way to show my gratitude!!!

So i decided to GO CHOCOLATY today and made this chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. Since i made a cake anyways, i'm sending it to the event For the Love of Chocolate hosted by Poornima.


For MAKING OF CHOCOLATE CAKE
You will need:
2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup HERSHEY'S unsweetened Cocoa
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water


Directions:

Pre-Heat oven to 350°F.
Grease and flour the baking pan, you can use any shape.
Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer for 2 minutes.
Stir in boiling water. This will make the batter lil thinner.
Pour batter into the prepared pan.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan .

Frosting has to be done only after the cake cools completely otherwise icing will just melt.

For MAKING OF CHOCOLATE FROSTING

You will need:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
2/3 cup HERSHEY'S unsweetened Cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

Melt butter. Stir in cocoa.
Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency.
Add small amount additional milk, if needed.
Stir in vanilla.
It makes about 2 cups frosting.

How about caramel topping on the cake, it just tastes heavenly!!

For those of you who don't have time, to make things simpler and quicker you can use storebought cake mix and prepare the cake. You can get frosting also from the store but i personally prefer home made frosting as it will have a consistency and freshness. Once again i thank you all for being there! Have a nice day!

105 comments:

Pooja said...

Yummmy aruna...Feel like grabbing it from the screen...so delicious and moist...lovely decoration.........Nice presentation...

Hima said...

Mouth watering Aruna......awesome post!!!!

ARUNA said...

heyyy Thanks Pooja n Hima for your quick comments!!!

Andy said...

Hey Elixir girl, I'm back jus to prove...uh.....to prove that I am not......damn.......wot was it???
ahhh...damn. I dont remember. Jus had it.

Look, Ill be back later when I remember,ok? I know it was something important.

Btw...I'm not that choco choco kinds. So u I'll let this one pass. Im sure it's grt though. MOuth watering pics though.

ARUNA said...

when i first saw the name Andy......i was wondering who this is!!!!But u r sooooo.....uh......wat was it???.....damn.....i dont remember!! Anyways thanks for a happy ending :)

Andy said...

Lol. U match thsoe wits, dont u?
OK I rememebred btw... I had come back to say that Im ok with u being married. Ill still keep comin to you....uh..your blog. Heeee..

Hey, U alone now?? Don't be too scared of ghosts....They only bother those who r alone..

ohh...waitaminute. Ur ALONE !! Ohh nooooo... wot u gonna do now?? Hahaa

ARUNA said...

hey Anand, let me complete my sentence too now that i remember....u r sooooo sweet to visit my blog again, proud of u mr non-chocolaty.

Where did u get those scary pics btw, they Started haunting me already....i wish this daylight never ends...lol!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

hey Aruna the cake is very tempting the topping is divine too...

ARUNA said...

hey Thanks Ramya!

Varunavi said...

Lovely cake.Infact i wanted to ask you to post some easy cake and forsting recipe after seeing ur post on cakes.I was browing for a cake for my daughter's b'day,now will do ur cake.
Thanx for sharing

nagini reddy said...

Wow Aruna, your Cake is really mouth watering and its tempting.




Manasa

nagini reddy said...

Wow Aruna, your Cake is mouth watering and its simply superb.



Thanks for sharing your all tempting recipes,
Manasa

ARUNA said...

hey Varunavi....i guess i heard u, so here i'm with a cake!!Advance b'day wishes from me to ur daughter..!

ARUNA said...

Hey thanq Manasa, i wish u were here to have a bite!

Barely Domestic Mama said...

Wow, that chocolate cake looks heavenly! Send some this way please. :)

the pink orchid said...

yummy!!

ARUNA said...

Hey Joanne ur cake is on its way. Thanks for visiting.

Thanks Kajal!

Lavanya said...

wow..awesome cake aruna.feel like having right away..mouthwatering here..:)

ARUNA said...

hey thanks lavanya dear!

workhard said...

Hi aruna, now that is what i called orgasmic.. im drooooooling....

ARUNA said...

hey Saara, thanq dear...that was sweet, come over!

Superchef said...

that chocolate cake is defenitely a huge temptation right now!!!! perfect for the entry!!

my first time here and im glad to have found your blog! :) have a great weekend!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Manju......glad u visited!

Vibaas said...

Aruna, that looks super delicious and tempting. Love the last pic in particular..i'm drooling now ;)

Vibaas said...

i was awestruck at this beautiful cake i forgot to mention that i'm glad u r feeling better. i feel homesick pretty quickly too.

ARUNA said...

hey thanks Vibaas, infact once i was done with the clicking....i just attacked it :))

Priya Sriram said...

This is just irresistable Aruna, you are an awesome baker! :) Thanks for the frosting recipe too.. I've been searching for frosting sometime, didnt get a good one! This looks really awesome! :)

ARUNA said...

thanks Priya...i should start a bakery soon, atleast now i know i will have some crowd...haha! U know i tried many varieties of frosting till now...but this frosting is from Hershey's cocoa. It has an awesome taste and simple to make!

n33ma said...

wow that is mindblowing........simple,neat,tasty and awesome looking cake....

ARUNA said...

thanks for visiting me Neema!

Suparna said...

hi Aruna,
glad u r ur happyself again :) Take care and stay happy!
Ur cake looks so soft and well prepared. U have a lot of patience for the decoration part I must say. Enjoy!nice tempting snaps...
TC

ARUNA said...

Hey Suparna, thanq so much dear.....patience, hmmmmmm....yeah i will go with that :))

Rajeswari said...

Thatz awsome again. Really u are good and must say queen of baking.Too good. Photos r as good as the cake.am confused..whether to appreciate ur cake/photography.superhit.

ARUNA said...

hey Raji......thanq dear and that's a very hifi compliment for me...!

Sakshi said...

It's 3 after midnight here and look what I am doing...crying over a pic of chocolate cake..Aruna show your appreciation by sending a piece each to all of us will you or chocolate nuts like me will be sleepless forever!! Yummy pics gal and I have no idea how to hold a cone in my hand to frost a cake...sobs!!

Salil Dhawan said...

Very nice posts.I would love to make some of them.Will be regular visit.Keep blogging
Hope you like my blog too
Salil
http://views-point.blogspot.com

Chronicwriter said...

ill send my wife to you.. am not trying with this one.. let you be her guru... but i got to marry first...

looks deliceeee us....


www.chronicwriter.com

Rachana Vinay said...

OMG-looks sinfull...Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmyy...slurp slurp!!!

Asha said...

I like the short cut of making out of the box, we do get some delicious cake mixes. LOVE the icing, so beautiful, one thing I don't do well. Good job Aruna! :)

Mayz said...

i m so forwardin d link of ur blog to my girl...or tellin her to classes from ya...

Andy said...

Arunaaaa.........HAAALLLPPPP !!!I'm stuck with a riddle asked to me by a toddler and Im stumped. Some help?? Quick. I hv jus a day's time.

ARUNA said...

Sakshi what r u doing at 3PM yaa.....looks like u r a nocturnal person like me :)I wish i cud send my cake to all of u.......chooo mantar, oops delivery failed!!

ARUNA said...

Dear Salil, thanks for visiting my blog......u have a nice blog urself and u r doing a very good thing. All interesting posts...will visit again.

ARUNA said...

Chriz......once u decide on a girl, do let me know....i will do the needful, hehe!

ARUNA said...

Rachu, that was some expression...lol!

ARUNA said...

hey Thanks Asha....even i prefer shortcuts only, makes ur work easy! But when it comes to frosting, i don't like store bought!

ARUNA said...

Mayank....u needn't forward it to ur girl dear, when i was a girl-friend, i hardly knew what my kitchen looked like!! What i'm saying is when the time comes, u r left with no choice...karo ya maro, lol!!!!!

ARUNA said...

oh Anand, wat is it!!!!! U r stuck!!!!!! is it a joke!!!

अनिल कान्त : said...

yummy post !!

मेरी कलम - मेरी अभिव्यक्ति

Andy said...

Why??? Can't I be stuck?? Look, I may look like a superhuman..the most intelligent man on earth but.......hellloo waitaminute..lemme enjoy that statement again...
the MOST intellgent man on earth..ahhhhhhhhhh..

ok..well..but im NOT. Thanx for thinkin that way.

ARUNA said...

hey thanks for visiting Anil!

ARUNA said...

Gosh someone is being super narcissistic!!!Enough enjoyment, now let me go to ur post and c what this is all about, huh!!

phanitha said...

wow...that chocolate cake looks sinfully delicious...

Thank you for visiting my blog...

Andy said...

Awwww... One little enjoyment and u decide on the harshest punishment. Shucks.
Fine, someone else will help me out. NP:
Sighhhhh..
:-)

ARUNA said...

thanks for visiting Phanitha!

Varsha Vipins said...

godddd...That's sinfully choclatey my dear..:)

ARUNA said...

thanks Varsha, come and have a bite!

Divya Kudua said...

Hey Aruna..great blog you have here..and what a great post I chanced upon..Chocolate Cake with frosting..drool!!Love anything chocolatey..and you've presented it so well..great job girl!!

Divya Vikram said...

Awesome! Love the frosting. First time here. Your pictures are great..

ARUNA said...

Thanks to both the Divyas for visiting......how nice and surprising it is...2 Divyas one by one!

sharada said...

Can i have a piece of cake...i am not able to control!!I know i am too late to grab 'em
The cake looks professional i mean just like the ones we see in the bakery!

ARUNA said...

hey thanks Sharada, tht was sweet......thanks for visting!

vidhas said...

Hi Aruna, Awesome Cake. Looks moist and yummy. Love to grab on piece. Awesome Clicks. First time here and i came through my SIL's blog. Nice recipes and nice blog.

ARUNA said...

thanks for the comments Vidhya and thanks for visiting my blog. U too have a very nice blog!

Priya said...

Cake is absolutely divine..wat a work Aruna:) Gorgeous:)

Donna said...

This cake looks delicious. I love your blog here, I am glad you stopped by mine, now I can follow you.

Anand said...

Hey cakey girl, Anshu in my Blog read ur comment and thinks u really knw the answer. Lol. I told her ur jus kidding. U wanna say something to her??

ARUNA said...

thanks Priya n thanks Donna for visiting my blog.

ARUNA said...

Cakey girl!!!ok mystic boy....let me go to ur blog! I'm not kidding btw!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I'll go chocolate with you anytime you say. Love the lime garnish.
Sam

ARUNA said...

hey thanks for visiting Sam!

Ammu said...

Lovely cake & I like the frosting especially. Perfect.

Anand said...

U must certainly get tired saying thank u so much..don't u? Heee

Pooja said...

Hey Aruna..You changed your profile pic..Looking gorgeous dear..

ARUNA said...

ha ha ha thanks Pooja!

ARUNA said...

thanks Ammu. Ur latest post is good too.

ARUNA said...

Anand, saying thanq is like giving autograph.....do u get tired!!!!

Nazarina A said...

Hi Aruna,
Thanks for stopping by and saying hello! It is a pleasure making your acquaintance.
This chocolate cake is masterpiece and it has my standing ovation!

ARUNA said...

thanks Nazarina.......i feel honored!

Chef E said...

How in the world do you get so many followers, so fast? Guess it is the tempting good food, lol

That cake is calling out to me...I am going to make one this week, and be so bad...yes, I will eat too much and feel mad at you for doing this to me, lol

vicky Xavier said...

You are so sweet dear. What a lovely cake ....very tempting.

ARUNA said...

hey Elizabeth, thanks. I'm glad people like my food.Haha pls dont b mad at me :((

ARUNA said...

hey thanks Vicky!

Twisted Elegance.... said...

One of the best blogs I have read in a long time :)

विनय said...

thanks for great share!

ARUNA said...

Twisted Elegance..sorry i din't get ur name......but thanq so much for a wonderful comment. I'm glad u liked it.In ur next visit do let me know ur name.

ARUNA said...

my pleasure Vinay.

Prathibha said...

The cake looks absolutely gorgeous..Nice effort!!
Thanks for dropping at my blog

ARUNA said...

thanks for visiting me Prathibha.

Sakshi said...

Hey searched all over your blog to see if you have an email id coz I wanna tell you that...psst....psst...Nice new profile photograph gal :) :) U tempting me to change mine but there is a problem..it will take me a good length of hiking to get another profile of that beautiful gushing water I already have as profile pic!!!!
Haa loved your autograph answer to Andy boy...so true na I feel like a female SRK when I reply to my 10 or so comments and in the process making my comments box show the number as 20..Duh!!Btw its not that am a fan of SRK but statistic says he is the No 1, guess its coz those who take the polls never come to librans like us to get our views. In case u really wanna thrash me this will be the place for that bsakshi03@gmail.com

Sakshi said...

Hey ur fish bit me when I tried to feed those monsters!!!

ARUNA said...

Sakshi, check ur mail and ping me bac.

Yeah that is where u went wrong....i asked u to feed them, how can u betray!!!

Deepa Hari said...

Cake looks absolutley delicious Aruna....neatly presented....you r a great baker....looking forward to more interesting recipes from u.

5 Star Foodie said...

What a gorgeous chocolate cake! Thank you so much for visiting my blog last week, I was away on vacation but now came back and finally had a chance to visit here!

ARUNA said...

hey Thanks Deepa.... i was missing ur comment!

ARUNA said...

hey thanks Natasha, hope u had a gr8 vacation!

Malar Gandhi said...

Oh my gosh...making me crave, hungry what not. Wish you lived somewhere close to me!! He he...lovely decor, dear.

ARUNA said...

hey thanks Malar....i wud've loved to share!

Madhumathi said...

Hi Aruna,
Thanks for dropping by..
You have wonderful space here.The chocolate cake looks sinfully delicious..Yum yum yum...
the frosting,the caramel topping..oh-so delicious..

ARUNA said...

hey thanks for visiting me Madhumathi!

Priya Arvind said...

hmmm...let me see I need the fabulous chocy cake, sugar coated kaja's and the puffed potato cakes right now!!!This is why I was restricting from visiting your blog..now Im lost in a world of awesome, mouth watering dishes...cook all these for me Aruna..left with no choice :P

ARUNA said...

hey sweetyyyyyyyyy, so glad u r back in action !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So much to catch-up. I'm cooking all these for u......all u have to do is come and surprise me!!!!!!!

mysterious gal said...

This cake indeed seems sinful
I am surely gonna try this one out!
I love yr blog.....amazing recipees :)

mysterious gal said...

u know ur chocolate cake recipee is best i ever had !
I made it yesterday and its awesome everybody at home loves it :D
Thanks gal :D

SathyaSridhar said...

Looksss soooooo delicious your choc cake!!! Aruna.My hubby's bday coming this month m gonna give surprise to him.