Friday, October 25, 2013

Chocolate Cake with Almond and Cranberry layer

BM # 33   Week 4   Day 2

Cakes are a perfect way to celebrate, but when you have so many occasions and a cake every day I am sure one just does not like to look at them.We were celebrating our son's engagement and the couple was cutting cakes everyday..four consecutive days.To add to the occasions it was my son's birthday and on the eve of his birthday I decided to get some cup cakes, his fiance got a wonderful choco pineapple cake .Being a mother, I wanted to bake one myself,( on the birthday) but without frosting.The cake is a twist to Gayathri's Egg-less Chocolate with Crisp Walnut Layer

This cake is under the themes chocolate for the second day of the last week of BM # 33

For the cake:
25 gms butter
100 gms condensed milk
1/4 cup milk
50 gms flour
15 gms cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp vanilla essence

For the top layer
30 gms granulated sugar
30 gms butter
1-2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp almonds, chopped
2 tbsp cranberries
2 tbsp chocolate
60 gms all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup milk

Grease a cake tin and dust it with flour.
Preheat oven to 175C.
Beat butter till soft and add condensed milk. Mix well.
Sift flour, baking powder and soda-bi-carb.
Mix milk and essence.
Add milk mixture and flour mixture little by little to the butter and mix it slowly.
Pour it into the cake tin and bake for 10 minutes.

For the top layer
Beat sugar and butter until fluffy.
Add the vanilla extract and mix well.
Sift flour with baking powder
Add it to the butter mix.
Add the chocolate.
Add almonds and cranberries.
Gradually add milk.

To assemble the cake:
After 10 minutes, remove cake tin from oven and spread the cookie dough evenly on the half baked cake.
The cookie dough may penetrate the top layer of cake, that will not make any difference.
Bake it for 15-20 minutes or till the top is golden brown.
Remove from oven and let it cool.
Cut into slices and serve.

The cake turned out delicious and in spite of eating cakes for the past so many days this cake got over in a jiffy.

The cranberries gave a mild tart and almonds made it rich.The top layer was really delicious , in fact I plan to make a cake with just the top layer.

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  1. lip smacking, loved the pictures and can see the layers, beautiful

  2. yes cakes are a perfect way to celebrate and have fun!!! this one looks awesome!!


  3. Such an elegant cake, can see the layers prefectly, dunno i can get them with this much prefection.

  4. Beautiful layered cake..looks so delicious !! Pass me one slice please...

  5. The cake looks awesome Vaishali..such a delicious treat!

  6. Just so delicious! Would go perfectly with a cup of coffee :)

  7. You make my bookmark list grow everytime Vaishali!! Now, I want to make this cake! And congrats to ur son again and wish him a belated b'day wish also from me :)

  8. love the different layers - beautiful

  9. The cake looks fantastic. Lovely layers.

  10. Belated b'day wishes to your son.
    Lovely looking cake and the slices look absolutely perfect.