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08 February 2013

CHOCOLATE MINI CAKE | TIN CAN CAKE | EGGLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE

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Recipe source -www.Hersheys.com
You can find the original recipe here

Ingredients
  1. All purpose flour- 3/4 cup
  2. Sugar-1/2 cup
  3. Cocoa powder-1/8 cup
  4. Instant coffee powder-1/2 to 3/4 tsp
  5. Salt-1/8 tsp
  6. Baking soda-1/2 tsp
  7. Vegetable oil-3 tbsp
  8. Water-1/2 cup
  9. White vinegar-1/2 tbsp
  10. Vanilla essence-1/2 tsp
METHOD
  • Preheat oven to 180 Deg C.
  • Prepare two tin cans by brushing the sides with oil.Line with parchment paper and keep aside.
  • In a mixing bowl,whisk together all purpose flour,sugar,cocoa powder,salt ,coffee powder and baking soda until combined.
  • Pour in oil,water,vinegar and vanilla essence .Mix gently using a spatula until combined.Do not over mix.
  • Pour the batter equally into the prepared tin cans.(Do not fill more than half of the can)
  • Bake at 180 deg C for about 20 to 25  minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Allow it to cool completely.Gently invert the can to release the cake.
  • Remove the crust,if desired.Cut the cake horizontally into 3,using a serrated knife.
  • Place the first layer on to a cake plate and spread an even layer of the ganache,leaving about 1/4 " around the edges.Place another cake layer and repeat the same procedure until you reach the last layer.
  • Frost the entire outside of the cake with the ganache. Create a swirled effect using the back of a spoon,if desired.Sprinkle grated chocolate on top of the cake.

Note:You can also use whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour for a healthier cake,like i did.

STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Preheat oven to 180 Deg C.
  • Prepare two tin cans by brushing the sides with oil.Line with parchment paper and keep aside.
  • In a mixing bowl,whisk together all purpose flour,sugar,cocoa powder,salt ,coffee powder and baking soda until combined.
  • Pour in oil,water,vinegar and vanilla essence .Mix gently using a spatula until combined.Do not over mix.
  • Pour the batter equally into the prepared tin cans.(Do not fill more than half of the can)
  • Bake at 180 deg C for about 20 to 25  minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Allow it to cool completely.Gently invert the can to release the cake.
  • Remove the crust,if desired.Cut the cake horizontally into 3,using a serrated knife.
  • Place the first layer on to a cake plate and spread an even layer of the ganache,leaving about 1/4 " around the edges.Place another cake layer and repeat the same procedure until you reach the last layer.


  • Frost the entire outside of the cake with the ganache. Create a swirled effect using the back of a spoon,if desired.Sprinkle grated chocolate on top of the cake.



CHOCOLATE GANACHE

Ingredients
  1. Chopped Dark chocolate- 1/4 to 1/2 cup
  2. Cream- 1/2 cup( see note for vegan version)
Method

  • In a sauce pan bring cream to just under a boil.
  • Transfer this into a bowl,and add the chopped chocolate.Mix well until smooth.
  • Allow this to cool completely and  refrigerate  for 1 hour or until  required.
NOTE: For vegan ganache use 3/4 cup grated vegan chocolate and 1/2 cup coconut cream.





28 comments:

  1. Cake looks so rich and chocolate-y

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  2. wow my dream is chocolate :) stunning loving the mini version

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  3. wow wow... awesome cake and very unique... drooling here...

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  4. Superb pictures, can't take my eyes of them,cake looks gorgeous..

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  5. wow - jabarjast is the only word that came to my mind looking at this - so professionally done! Love it!

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  6. LOVE the way you have decorated the cake..!!!! Stunning & droolworthy!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  7. Lovely, so chocolatey. beautiful pics :)

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  8. This looks awesome, lovely clicks too.

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  9. This is beautiful idea and perfect when you crave for a tiny bite!

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  10. Stunning clicks and super duper cake :) Looks so chocolaty!!

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  11. beautiful step by step instructions looks wonderful

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  12. Wow cool idea,elegant cake looks so yum

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  13. wow! super stunning cake.. Can I hv a slice?

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  14. thats the first tin cake I have seen.......and made so beautifully....lovely pictures and delicious cake....thankyou for sharing :)

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  15. OMG thats so gorgeous!thanks for sharing i have to try it.

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  16. cake looks delicious and rich. The pics are lovely and inviting.

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  17. Thats a beautiful one..I would have finished it in a go :)beautiful pics and nice presentation.

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  18. looks yummy!
    regards,
    srilekha
    http://www.srishkitchen.com/

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  19. nice idea to use the can....lovely choc cake

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  20. Wow... such a lovely cake n lovely clicks.. superb........a defenite try.......
    From Preetha..................My Blog: http://abowlofcurry.blogspot.in

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  21. Hi, this is a great recipe. And what i like the most about it is that you do not need any special ingredients. You have mentioned about using whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour. Is your whole wheat flour the same as the one that is used in indian cooking to make chapatis and paraths?

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    1. Thank you for the feedback!!
      Yeah !! you can use whole wheat flour for the recipe( i.e chapati atta).....for a lighter texture use whole wheat pastry flour...
      Happy cooking...
      Regards
      Vidya

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  22. Hi, the cake looks amazing and I am planning to try it out this weekend. Just one question, so with this recipe, you end up with 2 mini cakes since you bake in 2 tin cans, correct? Thank you :)

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    1. Yes ..this recipe is for 2 mini cakes....again make sure that u do not fill more than half of the tin can...okie..
      Happy cooking
      Vidya

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  23. such a clever idea using a can!! gonna actually start 'recycling' them into a cake tin. cant stop smiling at the idea! lovely photography by the way!

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