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Now I know why this cake is called Devil’s Food Cake. It’s simply sinful ! It’s made with a combination of rich molten chocolate and butter. The taste of this cake is determined by the quality of cooking chocolate used. It can be as delicious as you like. I suggest, you go for the best brand of dark chocolate available near your place. When we are sinning anyway, might as well go all the way 🙂 You will find several different recipes for this cake. I have myself seen so many varieties that it was difficult to freeze on any one. Finally I just went through all of them, made some changes and came up with one recipe as per my taste. Anyway, left to myself I would bake a cake everyday. Moreover, chocolate being my favorite flavor I dont think I would bake many different flavors. It would at the most change to a mocha one, once in a way. I could get into a business of selling cakes. Just that, once its done I would give it away to my friends and family members after eating half myself. That way there would be nothing left to sell, so I could run into a loss. Hmm… this cake has allowed the devil inside me out. My imagination is running wild and now I am thinking of living in a cake house with the devil himself. I think I should stop. Go ahead and try making some yourself. Indulge!! Ingredients :

  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour (maida)
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup cooking chocolate (dark)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

Procedure :

  1. Cream the butter and sugar together till it reaches ribbon-like consistency. Separately, beat eggs.
  2. Sieve the dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder.
  3. Alternately add the beaten sugar and beaten eggs to the dry ingredients.
  4. Boil a cup of water. Turn off the heat, add the chocolate and cover it.
  5. Once the chocolate melts, stir well to make a chocolate sauce.
  6. Allow this sauce to cool. Add it to the cake mix prepared in step 3.
  7. Also, add the vanilla essence, lime juice and milk. Mix well so no lumps are formed.
  8. Grease and dust a cake tin. Pour in the batter and bake for 180 deg C for 35 minutes.