Thursday, 14 July 2011

Devil's Food Cake (and cupcakes) with Chocolate Ganache

One of my auntie (neighbor) came from umra a few days ago and i really wanted to make a cake for her, which i did today. I think homemade cakes are way better than the store bought. (thats just my opinion).
As for the cupcakes, my sister(hira amjad) thought it would be unfair(i dont know how) if i didnt make cupcakes for her. So i made the cupcakes with the same batter as well.

This recipes makes 12 cupcakes and one 9 inch round layer, so to make the same cake that i made, you'd have to double the recipe. 

Ingredients :
Butter : 50 gm
Eggs : 2
Sugar : 3/4 cup
Oil: 4 tbsp
Dark or Milk chocolate : 2 ounces (4 tbsp)
Boiling water : 1/4 cup
Flour : 3/4 cup
Baking Soda : 1/2 tsp
Cocoa powder : 2 tbsp
Salt : a pinch
Butter milk : 1/2 cup ( normal milk with 1/2 tsp of vinegar, leave to rest for 10 minutes)
Vanilla essence : 1/2 tsp

Pour boiling water on the chocolate and mix till smooth. Keep aside.

Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Keep aside.

Beat butter and sugar till light and creamy...

 ..Add vanilla essence, eggs and chocolate mixture. Beat.

Now add sifted Flour mixture and milk in 3 batches.

 The batter would be a little runny and would look somewhat like this.

Pour in a 9 inch round pan and bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or take it out when a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.

i baked two layers :)

Now For the Chocolate Ganache:

Cream : 200 ml (i would suggest nestle creation, this haleeb didnt work out that well)
Chocolate chip : 175 gm

Method :

 Heat cream. Do Not BOIL..

 ...and pour it over the chocolate. Leave for 2 minutes than whisk until smooth. Keep it in the freezer for 30 minutes.

...Than whip till spreadable !

Now to assemble the cake :

 Spread ganache between the two layers of the cake. and on top as well.

You can decorate any way u like. i used chocolate and coconut truffles and white chocolate chips.

I love Cupcakes :D

Tip: As for the truffles, u can mix the leftover cake that u get from leveling the cake with a bit of frosting, pop it in the fridge to harden for 30 minutes, form balls and coat them in coconut.



  1. This certainly looks amazing. You are one talented cook doc!

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  3. Oooh i made Devil's Food Cake Recipe something very similar a few months ago, and it was delicious! Loved seeing how you had a different take on it . I’m definitely making this! thanks for sharing!

  4. Wow mouthwatering and very tasty looking recipe. I will definitely try this at home. Have you tried Pakistani Cooking Recipes I love all Pakistani Recipes and mostly the fish fry recipe.