The Best Birthday Chocolate Cake

Posting this cake after almost 6 months after making it hehe..This super delish Chocolate cake was made my birthday way back in Feb its been lying in the draft folder since then .
One of the most yummy chocolate Birthday cake I have baked .This choice cake was super moist and irresistible ..Kept it simple by frosting with chocolate ganache my favourite frosting.

It was well received by all .It's always a pleasure to bake cakes for my friends and family in their birthday or anniversary any  joyous occasion .But as much as I enjoy baking for others I also enjoy baking it for my self .. Along with this cake I also made a tres leche cake which again in the folders and will be seen on the blog hopefully very soon..there are some more cakes coming up too
Coming back to this chocolate Birthday cake it was really the best. It pairs well with ganache but also taste good with chocolate butter cream..
If you are not a chocolate person try whipped cream frosting for this cake but definitely chocolate ganache taste awesome with this ..
The recipe is very simple .Do try and enjoy a moist rich and chocolate-y treat

1 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour/maida
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup coffee
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla essence
for the ganache
200 ml fresh cream
200gms dark chocolate chopped

  • Heat oven at 180 degree and preheat for 10 minutes
  • Grease a 6 inch pan and line with parchment
  • Combine all dry ingredients and set aside
  • In a bowl take eggs buttermilk coffee and oil and vanilla beat on medium speed for 2 minutes
  • Mix in the dry ingredients and beat for a minute on low speed
  • Pour the batter in the prepared tin
  • Bake for 30- 35 minutes or till toothpick inserted comes out clean
  • Allow the cake to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile prepare the ganache
  • In a pan pour the cream and heat it in low flame till bubble start appearing in the sides , switch the flame off
  • Add chopped chocolate and let it sit 
  • After few minutes mix it with a whisk or spatula until all the Chocolate is mixed with the cream and the ganache is ready.
  • Cut the cake into half
  • Apply ganache to Sandwich the cake
  • And coat the cake fully with ganache
  • Pipe out some rosette and garnish with maltesers/dairy milk shots
  • And at the sides stick some almond flakes
  • Let it set  in the  refrigerator for an hour

Making your own buttermilk is very easy just add 1/2 tsp lime juice or vinegar to 1/2 cup milk  ,stir and let it sit for 5 minute.
You can omit the egg and add more 1/4 cup buttermilk.
For piping the Rosette I have mixed whipping cream to the melted chocolate.
Adding coffee is purely optional you make just add water instead
If using coffee just mix 1/ 2 tsp coffee in the can add boiling coffee too

There are many more  cakes in the blog ... here are few chocolate birthday cake you  may wish  to try
 Eggless Moist Chocolate

Chocolate Orange Cake
 Eggless Black Forest