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  • Writer's pictureomyaa malhotra

Its time to get your cake face on!

It’s that time of the year when the summer vacations were supposedly approaching in schools across india. The heat Blithers and we make plans of travel. But the virus has put us all in mode what happens to the fun, celebrations, and most of all birthday’s in home confines with no friends!!, what keeps you going are ideas, innovations and of course BIRTHDAY CAKES!

So here I am giving you exactly what you wanted, the good ol’ chocolate cake, better than ever.


100g self raising flour

40g cocoa powder

1.5 teaspoon baking powder

150g soft brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

3 tablespoon milk

3 large eggs

For the chocolate buttercream:

100g softened unsalted butter or margarine

175g icing sugar

40g cocoa powder

1 table spoon of milk

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence

(Makes 12-15 squares)


1.Heat the oven to 180°C, 350°F

Grease the line and tin.

2.Sift the flour, cocoa and baking powder into a big bowl. Put the butter and sugar in another bowl.

3.Beat the butter or margarine and sugar until pale and fluffy. Mix in the vanilla and milk.

4.Crack an egg into a cup. Tip it into the butter and sugar mixture. Add 1 tablespoon of the floury mixture. Beat well. Do this with each egg.

5.Add the rest of the floury mixture and stir it in gently.

6.Scrape the mixture into the tin and level the top with a spoon. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until risen and springy.

7.Once the cake is cooked, leave it in the tin for a few minutes, then turn it out onto a wire rack.

8.To make the chocolate buttercream use 175g icing sugar and sift in 40 g cocoa powder at the same time.

9.Once the cake is cold, spread the butter cream over the top.

10.Decorate with drizzled chocolate chocolate, chocolate chips and candles if you like, to eat cut into 12 to 15 squares.

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