Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Chocolate Fudge Birthday Cake With Chocolate Butter Cream Icing



I am the designated birth cake baker for my family and some friends. For every birthday they know where the cake is coming from. Now a day all they do is give me a call to confirm the flavour and the colour. Now September and ocober are the months of birthdays in our family including mine and hubby’s. Even some close friends have birthdays in these months. So for the last couple of weeks I have been baking cakes one after another and trying to decorate with as little ingredients and equipments I have. Every time I do so I wish I was in US to lay my hands on all those cake decorating supplies to make perfect decadent cakes consistently. But that’s not possible so I try to make do with the fewer things from my pantry.

For my mom’s birthday I baked this chocolate fudge cake and decorated with chocolate butter cream icing. It was decadent in all its senses, undoubtedly the best cake I have ever tasted.Truly this is an recipe worth keeping. The cake was moist, lightly fudgy and very soft, almost to a melting in the mouth consistency. To intensify the chocolaty flavour they suggested adding some coffee granules which I always do, it deepns the flavour and gives it depth. 

The chocolate butter cream icing was my own recipe. I googled for a good butter cream recipe but shivered at the thought of using so much butter and sugar. So I planned my own recipe and it clicked. The butter cream was smooth like silk. It tasted awesome without being very rich. The only concern Ii had was I wanted a deeper colour, next time I am going to add more chocolate.

Before I get into the recipe let me share a few words on the decoration, though I have never shared any decorated cake on this space but that’s what I love to do in my spare time. I am a self tought decorator and give it a try on every opportunity. Below are some of the cakes that I decorated. This cake was the easiest to do. It was done within 15 minutes but placing those silver sugar beads were a pain. I need a good pair of tweezers asap.



Chocolate fudge Cake with chocolate butter cream icing.

For the recipe please mail to ahomemakersdiary@yahoo.in. Thanks


Milk: 1tbsp


Assembling:
Once your cakes have cooled down slice each in two. If the middle of the cake has risen too much, chop of the top and level it.

Take one bottom layer and place it on a cake board. I generally place 4 thin strips of aluminum foil along the bottom edges of the cake. The foil catches all the fallen decorations and once am done I generally remove these strips to have my cake on a clean surface.

Take some icing on this layer (approx.1/2 cup) and spread it using a offset spatula. Make sure to level it properly. Place top layer on it and spread icing on this. Repeat with the other top layer and finally place one bottom layer upside down.

Now carefully cover all the sides and top with the icing.

Take the left over icing in a zip lock pouch. Snip a small hole and create any design of your choice.

Finally decorate with the silver beads.



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60 comments:

julie said...

Beautifully decorated and with perfection !!
will try this soon.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow Sayantani, that is mind-blowing. I don't need anything more, this decoration is just perfect for me. Love the layers of it :)

Now Serving said...

Kya baat hae! the cake looks intricate, delicate and beautiful! Like a mehndi design - Love it dear!

Swathi said...

Beautifully decorated delicious cake. You are a borne cake decorator.

Pushpa said...

Gorgeous cake looks sinfully delicious.

aipi said...

That's a stunnner!! Such professional n neat work dearie, impressed!!
USMasala

lavina agarwal said...

this is soo beautiful and tempting...want to have it right now!

Hyma said...

wow....this is truly fantastic! am at a loss of words..truly:-) I can never get myself to bake a cake...and to decorate it is a different story...!Great work Sayantani...!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Fudge cake looks simply delicious and I am already drooling over here. What a grand way to Celebrate your Mom's birthday!

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Arch said...

OMG, that cake looks awesome...And that icing is so pretty...I have never tried icing a cake...absoultely gorgeous looking cake !!

Anjali said...

Bow! Bow! You are always so good with crafts Sayantani! I have never tried decorating cakes it is just so intimidating!

Priti said...

Looks so delicious ...n perfect....great yum

Gayathri NG said...

Wow cake looks gorgeous and great decoration...

Saji said...

Heaven!!! I'm craving for choco fudge now

Tina said...

wow...what a perfect and neat cake dear...beautiful design...yummy.

Sarmistha said...

Sayantani dear you are simple great.churning out one mouth watering stuff one after another:)that cake looks abosolutely mouth watering , delicious, tempting, sinfull ...I am running out of words now :)Next time I make one I am adapting this recipies.The best thing about all your recipie is they are always made of ingredients easily found in the pantry , and the ultimate product(as all your pictures suggest) turns out to be 5 * resturant worthy:)

Radhika said...

I wish I had the courage to do layer cakes. Fantabulous. I'm going to order one too.

sangeeta said...

Lovely cake Sayantani !!
I like doing thin coating of icing and this mehendi cone style designs as this makes the frosting very light. Those silver beads look great :)

Vatsala. said...

Beautifully decorated cake, loved it.

Vidhya said...

Beautiful cake.Loved the intricate designs.

Paaka Shaale said...

What a beautiful cake sayantani. Just iper fectto celebrate your mother's birthday :)

sinha said...

Making a cake is now easy task for many.But decorating a cake is a hard task and I think can only be done if u have love for ur work. This is mind blowing and exquisitically decorated

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Amazing delicious cake....Well decorated cake........

Sharmila said...

I echo Sharmistha ... ki korcho bolo toh?! Ektar por ekta oshadharon shob jinish post korcho! Ebaar kintu Kolkata chere ekhane eshe thako ... ami o ektu tomar haater ranna payi. Ki shundor hoyeche dekhte cake ta! Beautiful! :-)

alpana said...

This looks like a piece of art dear.......V V professional. I would like to put it in my display cabinet. Keep it up Girl.

Priya said...

Wow seriously cant take my eyes from ur clicks, beautiful frosting..Welldone..

jeyashrisuresh said...

professionally made cake. drooling

divya said...

Wow cake looks gorgeous and great decoration...

Suja said...

Looks irresistible..gorgeous cake dear..beautiful

Archana said...

Wow! this is for teh want of a better word. It looks absolutely delicious. Amazing. I will not be able to make anything like this but I am bookmarking this recipe for the icing and cake.

Do check out my event and send me your entries.

nive said...

simply wow...will try this recipe ..

Neha said...

This cake looks absolutely gorgeous...Love the decoration...

Divya said...

Gorgeous cake! Well done!

Vijitha said...

Wow, brilliant looking cake. Superb job girlie!!! Can I have a slice?

kankana said...

you self taught yourself to decorate cake that way!! u rock my friend. I like decorated cake and wish someday i can do that too but somehow i don't enjoy frosting in a cake.. i like it just plan :)

Deeba PAB said...

That is a stunning cake Sayantini, very nice! Re the Red chili sauce. Hv fixed the problem, and you can see it here -
http://www.passionateaboutbaking.com/2011/03/cooking-sriracha-style-sweet-red-chili-dipping-sauce-some-like-it-hot.html

soujanya said...

Gorgeous...love the decoration....layers...perfect...
drooling...

Bong Mom said...

Wow, darun dekhte hoyeche, khete to aboshyo i yummy. Ami ekdom bhalo bake korte pari na. Tomar design/decoration osadharon hoyeche. Tumi Kolkatay baked goods er dokan khule felo, next year gelei order debo :)

Viki's Kitchen said...

That's so sweet of u to make cakes for your friends too....believe me....your cakes look so beautiful than any professional's.

cookingvarieties said...

hi sayantani,
happy birthday to meee
beautiful and delicious looking birthday cake here, very suitable for birthdays..thanks for the idea ya

Padhu said...

Wow I liked the last picture very much .Beautifully decorated with what ingredients available in India.
Cake looks so tempting .

themustardseed said...

Wow that is so impressive! Love the the decoration ..done so professionally! Great job there!! Wish I could dig into that cake right now!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Wow! The cake looks simply delicious!
Very beautifully decorated too:)

Nithu said...

Artistic and wonderful looking cake.

An Open Book said...

that looks gorgeous..intricate work

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Wow....so beautiful and perfect...
I have shared few awards...pls come and collect it from my space..:)

Sanjeeta kk said...

What a lovely frosting, Sayantini...the cake must have been a winner!

chaitrali pathak said...

minddddddd blowingggg....very well decorated .....fabulous

Kalyani said...

simply mind blowing !! first time here, and loved your post and happy to follow you !

Cheers
Kalyani
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Jay said...

love ur creativity dear...absolutely divine cake..:)
Tasty Appetite

Dr Sonia S V said...

Wow what a beauty. The swirls have come out so well!
Thank You for dropping by my blog

Cheers
Sonia
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Manasvi said...

Looks awesome! Quick question: where did you get an offset spatula from in Calcutta? I have been looking for it, but nobody seems to have it! Any help would be hugely aprpeciated!

Sayantani said...

@Masvi, check out this post. all informations related to baking supplies in Kolkata has been updated there.
http://ahomemakersdiary.blogspot.com/search/label/Baking%20Supplies%20n%20Kolkata

La @ FoodSlice said...

Awesome cake! The decoration is more detailed than i have seen on my nephew's birthday cake ordered from a nearby bakery. And you have a very steady hand. Simply fantastic.

Top Cuisine avec Lavi said...

Amazing decorated! This cake is perfect! You have talent!

Amy said...

wow!!stunning cake!!beautiful & design is matching with the colour of chocolate.And it looks tasty & spongy too.
Thanks a lot for linking with my event Decorating Challenge-Buttercream Icing
& waiting your participation whereever possible as this event is planning to continue each month...

Chandu said...

I'm sure that you've noticed that beautifully decorated cakes serve as the centerpiece for almost every major event in our lives chocolate cake recipes

deepsrecipes said...

Very much professional..have Book marked your page..Thanxs 4 the recipe!

ABD said...

Cake decoration involves a lot of patience which I lack miserably. But hats off to you, your cakes give me inspiration each time to try my hand in decorating.

Shella said...

Am inspired to the core, but I know I don't have the patience, not even a least bit. You ar creative and it can be seen in your decoration of the cake!! Kudos to you, and I even loooovvvveeeddd your birthday cake. It is something my daughter would love since she loves animals!!