Monday, August 12, 2013

Unplanned Chocolate Cake And A Cup Of Coffee

Someone has said that happiness lies in small things; it's us who makes it complex. I so very agree to this; so many times we seek happiness outside but we forget that happiness is in our own home, in little things, in little smiles.  What else will one need to be happy- a book, a cup of coffee, chocolate cake and a loving husband? My hubby loves reading and so do I. But I enjoy light flicks, romantic novels, he on the other hand is fond of intense, old classics ones. Reading is a good habit; it makes you feel that you are not alone :-). It was so rejuvenating to read, sip and bite- this is all what we did last Sunday. Overall we were busy reading and enjoying the cake-where we dint speak to each other but our presence felt ;-). I understood that ‘one must enjoy little things in life, because for one day you will look back and realise that those were big things’.

The picture signifies what I meant above, but another focus is on those red cute little cups which I got from RED CANDY (cool name isn’t it?). Red Candy is a beautiful online store which caters into kitchen, dining and living. Now I am sure you will ask there are so many sites that provides same then why Red Candy-well because this site is dedicated only to the colour 'red'. I personally love red- the colour of love, passion and energy. Well I am sure now where to buy gift for Valentine’s Day (here is the hint fellas!). They have such amazing collection of funky, useful and lovely things that you will enjoy browsing through their site and pick something. I chose those pretty cups that I totally adore right now- ah! So delicate and vintage.

Hmmm! About the chocolate cake, it was unplanned and quickest cake ever-Just Perfect. Even though I am taking care of my calories intake a lot these days; but what the hell, who will ever avoid a chocolate cake (Right???). I mean -Women have many moods, chocolate satisfies them all ;)For me- the cake, the book and the coffee was a winning choice and a good change from the busy life.*happy dance*

All purpose flour - 1 ¼ cup
Cocoa powder(Unsweetened) - 3 tablespoon
Baking powder - 2 teaspoon
Sugar - 1 cup
Vanilla Extract - 2 teaspoon
Milk/Water – ½  cup
Vegetable oil- ½  cup
Eggs – 2
Icing sugar-1 tablespoon

Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and sugar in a mixing bowl.
Beat the eggs and mix the vegetable oil/butter and milk/water with it.
Mix the dry and wet ingredients together using an electric mixer or by hand.
Transfer the contents to a baking pan and bake for 30- 45 minutes in a oven preheated to 350F or 175C.
Cool the cake completely before cutting. Dust some icing sugar for nicer taste.

As I said this was unplanned cake, so I dipped eggs in hot water for 5 minutes so that they come to room temperature.
I ate it plain, where as it can be frosted with fresh cream or chocolate frosting. For recipe see here and here.
Heat up the cake piece for 30 seconds in microwave and serve with scoop of ice cream and some chocolate sauce.

Fudgy, chocolaty and bitter.

With thanks to Red Candy for these cups.


  1. Delicious chocolate cake...send your recipe to my ongoing event...
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  2. choco cake looks fabulous and thse cups are so beautiful!

  3. The unplanned is shown in the delicious chocolate cake.

  4. Thanks Sapna:) I am glad you like it :)

  5. unplanned cake looks superb.. Cute cups.. loved them!

  6. Absolutely delicious. Loved the name you given for it.

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  7. Awesome cake with lovely texture, beautiful and vibrant cup of coffee. Just love it swetha...

  8. Indeed a perfect one!!! Lovely cake... Wish it could have been parceled over the net...

  9. Delicious and yummy chocolate cake.

  10. Wonderful recipe.. Absolutely loved the cake.. Thanks for sharing Shwetha :-)

  11. Some one rightly said that life happens when we are busy making plans. Your unplanned choco cake looks lovely and irresistible with that cup of coffee!

  12. Those cups looks cute and attractive..Loved ur spongy chocolate cake.

  13. once we start to love baking...literally we bake some chocolate cakes without prior plans...loving this combo

  14. I never say no to a fluffy, chocolatey cake!


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