My cousin was in town after ages…and I really wanted to make something special for him and what better than a gooey chocolaty cake!! Found this recipe in one of the books and since the method was slightly different I was keen to try it..a little apprehensive maybe but then I do love challenges.. The batter turned out a little different from the regular batter a little fudgy maybe but the end result was a moist, gooey cake and definitely a hit with all my cousins…
Sieve the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder together atleast a couple of times.
Over a double boiler beat the eggs and sugar till it thickens to a custard like consistency.
Now fold the dry ingredients and the butter gradually with the egg sugar mixture. Add the vanilla essence. If the consistency is too thick add a little water.
Pre heat the oven. Pour the batter in a greased and dusted cake tin and bake at 180 degrees for around 45 mins. Check with a toothpick to see if done.
For the chocolate ganache: Combine both the grated chocolates in a bowl and place this bowl over a double boiler. When the chocolate melts add the cream and mix. Remove from heat.
Cut he cooled cake into two or three horizontal layers. Pour ganache over one layer and place the other layer over it. Repeat. Pour the rest of the ganache over the cake till fully covered from the sides.
Decorate with white chocolate shavings on the sides and on top. Place the walnuts on top. Serve warm.
Hi! I am Sonali, mom to a fast growing teenager and a homemaker.I love to cook, read and travel ( and in that order). I believe that travel keeps the cook ever so innovative. Each time I travel, I scourge the market places and eateries for some new ingredient or recipies. I believe that every type of cuisine has its own story to relate……One that’s fascinating.Being born and brought up in Mumbai which is often called “a melting pot of culinary delights” helped me explore and experiment with a wide range of cuisines.So come share with me the tang of lime, the bite of chilli, the fresh herbs, the crunch of raw veggies and experience the wide spectrum of textures and sharp flavours of different cusines.
I’m Harshada Sandhan and welcome to NamakShamak.com..my little world of culinary adventure ,where I pour my successful kitchen experiments,rustic learnings and travelogues into systematic ,easy to follow recipes and fun to read blogs.
I hope you find my recipes helpful and my blogs as interesting as much as I ve enjoyed Cooking ,Clicking and Writing them.
Working professional turned Food Blogger, Harshada Sandhan discovered her passion towards cooking after the birth of her son. The numerous recipes, tried and tested in her kitchen soon found their way on her food blog NamakShamak.com, run by Harshada and her sister Sonali. Mumbai born Harshada is Married into a Maratha Family, and is known for her unique Khandeshi Recipes and Rustic Mumbai Vadvaali Cuisine. She was also featured in online magazines like Salt(Ezine by Food Bloggers Association of India), in editions of Pune and Mumbai Mirror (Times of India). Namakshamak.com and has also won an award for Regional Blog (Awards by the Food Blogger Association of India) in 2016.
Harshada is a self-confessed bakeaholic and enjoys baking treats for her kids and fmaily. She also retails her Baking ,Gourmet Chocolates and Confectionery under “Angel Delicacies”, a venture she started with her friend Sangeeta and Sister Sonali. Angel Delicacies currently operates in Thane and Mumbai and works with individuals and corporates on customised gifting solutions.
Harshada also likes developing fusion recipes with nutritious Indian ingredients in her kitchen.
She’s a kitchen gadget freak, and loves working with modern kitchen tools and gadgets. She’s always on a look out for online websites offering gourmet food ingredients and learning newer kitchen trends. An avid reader, Harshada also loves writing about food and culinary travel. Harshada is currently based in Thane ,Mumbai with her husband and two Sons.
Most of us Ubanites have this new found love for a space that’ll give us some “space”..Literally!
A place outside the boundaries of your home or workplace where you can be alone or with your friends and not be bothered with the hovering staff to take your order, execute and slap a bill and wait for you to empty space. I love my personal space and I’m very protective about it. So when the saturation sets in, ( being a mom to two naughty boys, I need to reset myself very often) I head to a nearby cafe just alone or with my bestie to spend next few hours in peace.