Thursday, September 5, 2013

Chocolate Mini Cakes | Vegan Chocolate Cake ~ Happy Anniversary to us

...Chocolate Mini Cakes for two. How romantic does that sound!!! It was our anniversary two days back and I baked this cake for that special day. At first I thought of making a Chocolate Malt Icecream Cake from Betty Crocker's site. The huss loves chocolate and icecream and so combining the both into a decadent cake sounded just right. And then I was browsing for a strawberry galette recipe to use up my strawberry over-haul, he had a peek, looked at that reddy-red colors and then strawberry galette it was!!! Try anything all he wanted was the galette...

Anything romantic calls for chocolate!!! Atleast for me. And I knew that I needed something rich chocolate-y and totally sweet for our day. And so the galette was postponed and so was the chocolate icecream cake. I was browsing for some easy recipes, not for an elaborate bake and decorating was definitely a no-no, when I came across these mini heart cakes from Hershey's. I loved the idea and was so hooked to it. I did not have the cookie cutter but the huss's wine glass came to the aid. I used the mouth to get the rounds. Another plus point is that the frosting can be made by hand (...strong hands). You need some strong whisking to be done but it turns up really smooth. Also the ingredients need not be brought to room temperature and so it needs no waiting time.

Its been 4 years and life could never have been more satisfied. This day, 4 years back, I got married to a total stranger. Today I can wholeheartedly say that "He is my man, my Mr.Perfect, my other half". And now with my little man to complete our family, I am one happy soul on the face of this planet. So here's to many more years of togetherness and happiness.

~*What U Need*~
All purpose flour - 3/4 cup
Granulated sugar - 2 1/2 tbsp
Light Brown sugar - 1/4 cup
Hershey's Cocoa - 3 tbsp
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Salt - a pinch
Water - 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp
Vegetable Oil - 3 tbsp
Vinegar - 1/2 tsp
Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp

Chocolate Frosting
Unsalted butter - 1 tbsp
Powdered sugar - 2/3 cup
Hershey's cocoa - 1 tbsp
Milk - 2 to 3 tsps
Vanilla extract - 1/8 tsp

How I Made it:
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 8-inch baking pan. I used my 8-inch springform pan. Stir together flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla; beat with whisk until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 18-20 mins or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.

To make the frosting, sift powdered sugar and coco. Melt butter. Add cocoa-sugar mix to butter alternating with milk, whisk till smooth.

Stir in vanilla. Whisk well. Using a cookie cutter, cut cake into 4 rounds. Spread frosting on top of two cakes, place remaining cakes and decorate as desired.

Serve with love!!!

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

Signs off!!!

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  1. Hi Vimitha, happy anniversary. :)
    The chocolate mini cake look so cute and awesome. Love the topping.

    Have a nice week ahead.

  2. Happy anniversary sis...cake looks sooo cute!!

  3. Happy anniversary vimithaa. Cake looks so cute and delicious.

  4. the dish looks so appetizing !!Will taste great as well :-)

  5. Wish you both a very very Happy Anniversary dear...
    Lovely cute little mini cakes for the cute couple... Have a great day and enjoy...

  6. Beautiful cake dear and I will still call this a cute celebration for the two of you. I think the cake reflects your love and simplicity :) enjoy the year to come with golden memories and smiles to keep you happy always.. Happy Anniversary dear :)

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  8. wow superb recipe for the celebration dear... love it a lot... Belated anniversary wishes dear..

  9. these little sweet goodies are wonderful self treats...hearty wishes dear

  10. Happy Anniversary Vimithaa!
    The cake looks super!

  11. Happy anniversary; perfect little cakes for celebration!

  12. happy anniversary dear :) prefect dessert to celebrate :) looks super spongy and yummy :)

  13. Happy Anniversary Vimitha! Cake looks really yummy and delicious!

  14. Happy Anniversary Vimitha! May you have many more like these!

    The mini cakes look absolutely decadent.

  15. Belated Anniversary wishes vimi.. love these mini cakes.. hv a grt life as always..

  16. Beautiful recipe, cute cake! A very happy anniversary Vimitha!.. All the best wishes and keep going! :)

  17. Belated Anniversary wishes to you Vimitha!..the mini cakes look delicious

  18. belated anniversary wishes dear :) beautiful cake..

  19. Happy Anniversary, Vimitha! These mini cakes are so cute and sweet and perfect for an intimate celebration!

  20. Belated anniversary wishes to you both. This is my first time here. Love the no fuss cakes.

  21. Happy Aniversary Vimitha to u both.Love the cake looks perfect for two!

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