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Rich Chocolate Cake

A dark chocolate cake
Recipe By : Niru Gupta
Type: Desserts Serving: 20


  • Oven Temp: 325F/160C
  • Flour (Maida ) 2 cups (240 g)
  • Castor or powdered sugar 1 cup (420 g)
  • Oil 2/3 cup (160 g)
  • Cocoa powder 2/3 cup (65 g)
  • Water 1 cup (240 g)
  • Vanilla Essence 1 tsp
  • Baking Soda (Meetha Soda) 1  tsp }
  • Baking Powder 1  tsp } or 3 tsp baking powder
  • Salt   tsp
  • Eggs 3
  • 2 x appoximately 9 (23 cm) round OR 8 (20 cm) square cake tins


  • Line the base of the tins with butter paper, or grease the bases and dust either with flour or sugar till well coated.
  • Sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda and powder, and transfer into a mixing bowl.

  • Add the salt, sugar, oil, water and vanilla.

  • Beat the mixture using a wooden spoon or a beater, till well blended. Break the eggs one at a time and add to the cake batter and beat till smooth. The batter looks almost glossy when done.

  • Divide the batter into the tins and bake in a pre-heated oven for 35 minutes or till done (a skewer inserted in it should come out clean).

  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool.


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