#chocolatecake with a twist

Most of my cooking ideas come to me when I open the fridge, look at something and think "I dont know, when exactly are we going to use all that up?"

This time it was a Betty Crocker cupcake icing in Yellow, Orange Jam and left over Drinking chocolate. I looked at them one at a time and decided to go ahead and make a chocolate cake. The decision was partly because of M Loves Chocolate cakes.

So here is the recipe, hope you try it out too. And do let me know about your experience.


-o- Drinking chocolate - 3/4 cup
-o- Butter - 1 slab
-o- Sugar - 1 cup
-o- Flour - 1 cup
-o- Baking powder - 1tsp
-o- Baking soda - 1tsp
-o- Vanilla essence - 1tsp
-o- Eggs - 2 nos
-o- Milk - 1/2 cup

For Filling:-

-o- Coffee powder - 1tsp
-o- Orange Jam
-o- Betty Crocker Icing - Yellow


-o- Take a pan and put in the drinking chocolate and the butter. Melt and mix them together. Now add sugar and mix.

-o- Take everything off the pan an put it in a large bowl and cool it to room temperature.

-o- Once it is room temperature, add Flour, Baking soda and Baking powder. Now here, I have added lesser sugar and no salt as the drinking chocolate already had some. Also, I did not want it to be too sweet as it had icing and jam later on and more sugar would make it very sweet.

-o- Mix everything in and then add the milk, mix again, add in the eggs, and mix it again.

-o- Set the oven at 350degrees. Line the baking dish with Butter paper in the bottom and butter and flour on sides.

-o- Pour in the batter and put it in the oven for and hour 15minutes (apprx as the time would vary from oven to oven)

-o- Stick in a skewer and if it comes out clean then you can take the cake out. If it doesnt, then you need to cook a bit longer.

-o- Once done, take out of the dish and cool it. I prefer baking dishes like this one.

-o- Once cool enough to hold, cut it out in the centre, hold the top part and flip it over. Now take the coffee and about 1/2 a cup of water and heat it in the microwave for few seconds. Take it out and sprinkle half of the liquid on the flipped over portion with a spoon and the rest on the other half. This will help soak in the filling.

-o- Now take Jam in a dish. About 4-5 spoons and beat it with the spreader. Now, use the spreader to spread it over the flipped opened part. Take your Betty Crocker icing and fizzle it all over, keeping some margin at the edge.

-o- Now take the other half and put it on top of the first half and press it carefully, so that the mixture spreads out evenly all across.

-o- Now, your cake is ready. Let it cool a bit more and then slice and serve.


Hope you like this recipe. If you do, and try it then let me know how it went. I would love to know and have a conversation with you. So, please do leave behind your comment, suggestion, insights, love notes... I am listening.

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1 comment:

  1. Vatsala Bisen2:11 AM

    This sounds absolutely yum! As soon as I get some time to myself (from all the baby stuff) I am def trying this!