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Easy Peasy Chocolate Cake

Hello everyone

I am not somebody who cooks very often…and when I do I mostly bake. I guess the yummy results of all the time that goes into baking something is a big motivation for me. So the fact that I had all the ingredients that I needed at home and because I was craving chocolate( well I always crave chocolate…but this time i gave in πŸ˜‰ ) got me out of my bed and into the kitchen and well you can take a look at the result for yourself πŸ˜€

I made the cake in my microwave…the texture is definitely not as good as it gets in the oven but it turned out to be pretty fluffy and soft not to mention super delicious :P.
I am sharing the recipe in case any of you have just started venturing into the kitchen (like me πŸ™‚ ) and want to bake it yourself. My friend’s mother shared this recipe with me when I asked her how her microwaved cake was soo light and yummy.
What you need:
All purpose flour- 2 cups
Cocoa powder-1 cup
Baking powder- 2 tbsp
Baking soda- 1/2 tsp
Salt- a pinch
Powdered sugar- 1 1/2 cup
3 eggs
Oil- 1 cup
Milk- 1 cup
Walnut- 1 cup (This is optional…I love walnuts so I added them πŸ™‚ )
What you need to do:
Sieve all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and baking soda together. Do it twice or thrice to make sure that all the dry ingredients are mixed together.
Crack the eggs in a bowl and whisk them till they are frothy. Add oil to the eggs and whisk again. Then add the powdered sugar to this and whisk the mixture again to get a thick creamy texture. Make sure there are no lumps.
Add the dry ingredients slowly to the egg mix. Take small quantities at a time and use the criss-cross motion so that the dry ingredients mix with the egg properly. Add milk in intervals to make sure that are no lumps and keep mixing the batter till the time that when you use a wooden spoon and raise it above, the batter falling from it falls in one layer and does not break. This also adds air to your batter which in turn makes your cake spongy.
Turn on your microwave for 1 minute and while that is happening grease your baking tray with oil. Pour your batter into the baking tray adding walnuts in between the layers and let it bake in your microwave at high for 45 minutes.  Most microwaves these days have a pre defined setting for cakes, you could use that as well. For the first few times make sure you keep an eye on your cake while its in the microwave to get a fair idea about the time it needs to get cooked. Mine usually takes 45-50 minutes.Do the tooth pick test, if it comes out dry then just let the cake sit for a while before you enjoy it.
Do try it and tel you if you liked it πŸ™‚
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