• 1½ cups all purpose flour (maida) -180g
  • ¾ cups cocoa powder - 75g
  • ½ tsp baking soda-  3g
  • 1 tsp baking powder- 4g
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil -180mL
  • 1½ cups castor sugar- 300g
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract- 2.5mL
  • ¾ cup milk + 1 teaspoon white vinegar- 180mL + 5mL
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 cup cooking chocolate, coarsely chopped- 175 gm
  • ½ cup fresh cream- 120 mL
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180*C. Oil a 9" circular cake tin. Dust the with cocoa, tap out extra
  2. Whisk cocoa, flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder into a bowl
  3. In a large bowl, beat oil and sugar until the mixture is light and pale- about 3-4 miuntes.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time and mix well after each addition
  5. Beat in vanilla using mixer at low
  6. Fold the flour mixture into the wet ingredients alternating with milk, starting and ending with flour mixture. Mix only until everything is well combined and there are no flour pockets in the batter.
  7. Pour the batter into pans and bake at 180*C for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  1. On a double boiler with flame on medium low,cook cream and chocolate until the chocolate melts
  2. Remove from heat and pour on the cake
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