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September 16, 2009

Microwave Chocolate Cake

This sunday it was just me and my kids at home. Hubby was out of station. Kids turned over a new leaf and were studying for thier upcoming quarterly exam without watching T.V. Evening came and they were quite hungry and wanted to go out for a quick bite of some samosas or ice cream. I was not in the mood to step out of my haven as I was so tired with cleaning house for the forth coming pooja.


My younger son Arjun wanted to have chocolate cake that he loves so much which I used to make and the elder one Arun also went for it. I too went along as I had all the ingrdients in hand. So they turned into chefs for the evening. Except for breaking the eggs all the other process were done by them. We had a great quality time spent together and enjoyed it very much with a cup of tea while watching the cartoon movie 'Madagascar'.


Microwave Chocolate cake


Ingredients:


All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Powdered sugar/ castor sugar - 1/2 cup
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Cocoa powder - 1 tbsp
Eggs - 2
Any vegetable oil - 1/2 cup
milk - 1/4 cup
vanilla essence - 1 tsp


Method:
Sieve together all purpose flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Beat the eggs well. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla essence. Beat well to a creamy consistency.


Add the dry ingredients to the mixture along with oil and mix well. Add milk and check for consistency. It should be slightly thinner than the idli batter.


Transfer to a greased tupper ware container or a microwave proof container. Fill upto half of the container leaving space for it to raise. Microwave for 4 minutes. Let it stand for 10 minutes. Enjoy them over a cup of coffee or tea.


This goes to the following events: CFK: Chocolate hosted by Hema and Microwave Easy cooking and kids delight hosted by Srivalli of Cooking 4 all seasons
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