Saturday, 2 January 2010

2nd January 2010 - Rich Chocolate Cake & Date n Walnut Cake

What?
The last three times I have come home, I have made cake to take back. This time was no different. We made two cakes - one I like to call G√Ęteau aux trois chocolats (Three Chocolate Cake) and Date and Walnut Cake.

How did it look?
Both the cakes ended up looking pretty similar, the brown-black colour due to the chocolate in the first cake was imparted by the dates in the second cake, so I am just putting up one pic. In the chocolate cake, I added cocoa powder, Bournvita and a drinking chocolate mixture I had gotten from Germany.


A posteriori
My mom had the idea of pouring some cream and butterscotch syrup on a few cake pieces to make a nice desert. It turned out sufficiently soft and fluffy. Neeta Mehta's recipes rock!

10 comments:

  1. looks amazin.....wat i wouldnt give for a bite....

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  2. dude u seem to be graduating from puris and subzis to cakes :)
    P.S. a tip :add some soda water/soft drink if u didnt,it will make ur cake more spongy .Also can try out shoba indani's recipe next time,my mom cooks awesome cakes from that

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  3. Thanks all

    @Piyush - Dude! One cup of thumbs-up went into this :D

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  4. these cakes are baked int he oven right?

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  5. @Anasuya - Yes, baked, not microwaved.

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  6. Thanx for the cakes....they more than exceeded my *high* expectations....:)

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  7. ya cakes shouldn't be microved..i mean you can use microwave but in that use the function "convection" and not "microwave" .

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  8. Yay! And it all starts again. Can't wait for new posts now.

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  9. So you want to keep the yummy looking things secret? I thought you would give an elaborate recipe here so that I would try it. :(

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