Today is my ma-in-law’s birthday, and it’s a Friday,
A birthday needs cake, and Friday means we bake :)
Yesterday, hot chocolate, today, a chocolate cake. Feels like a chocolate sensory overload? Nah, Never. From chocolate? You must be kidding right?!
This is the birthday girl’s very own recipe, and the brilliance that it is, I am NEVER going back to making chocolate cake any other way. Seriously. With all my other cake recipes and techniques, I have to constantly keep going back to it and remembering step after step, the ingredients list, but this beautiful recipe works with simple ingredients and steps. And comes out delish.
I love the recipes our mothers share with us; they didn’t have food blogs or cooking videos or the internet to guide them through their baking and yet they came out with the yummiest dishes ever, that we still can’t replicate. And this chocolate cake is a testament to that fact that the best chocolate cake that you will ever have will not be store bought, or served in a cafe, but be your mom’s.
So wishing the birthday girl a super happy birthday and a super big thank you for sharing her kitchen secrets with me. This chocolate cake recipe is in my recipe diary and it’s what am sharing with my kids when the time comes :)
The original recipe asked for all-purpose flour but I cheated and used whole-wheat flour. but you can use either and the result will be equally delicious and suited to your own tastes.
1.5 cups all-purpose flour/ 2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup cocoa
185 gms unsalted butter
1 cup buttermilk
1.5 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup sugar (raw/white/brown)
- Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C
- In a bowl, beat the eggs lightly, for about 5 minutes. Add the melted butter to this mix.
Sieve the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, cocoa) into a bowl. Add sugar. Make a well in the flour mixture.
Now, alternating between the buttermilk and egg mixture, add either to the flour mix and gently fold all ingredients together.
Add the essence.
Pour batter into a greased pan.
Bake in oven for 35-40 minutes.
Presto… The magic is done!