13/02/2018

Choco Strawberry Cakec






Me and my husband met through a matrimony site.I can remember the date when we first met face to face,it was 9th April,2006.Before that we used to communicate through phone or mail.We got married 23rd November,2006..from 9th April,2006 to 23 rd November,2006....during this period...what it is called..yes courtship😊😊...we exchanged many mails and letters.But after our marriage we have not get little time to write just two lines to each other.Today is Valentine's Day,though personally I don't feel there can't be any day or any month for love.. if both of you are made for each other.. both of you can read your souls.. both of you are always together at any ups and downs then everyday is for love.. but We love celebration.. we love happiness...so what is the harm in celebrating one day in the name of  Love... and  I have chosen this day to write my husband few lines after 12 years.

 Dear Husband
I wanted to take a few minutes to tell you about the journey I have started with you 12 years back. Words can’t explain how blessed I am to have you in my life.
Our lives have indeed changed since our princess was born  but that is because of the decision that we made when we chose to have a family.After she was born,we never spend enough time together,we don’t communicate the way we used to.Our hours to hours  phone calls are now 5 minute instructions – calls that tell you what to buy before you come home from office.

Now we are pretty focused on our daughter, all the timewe are talking about her grades or moods or passion or attitudes.

I have seen you as a loving husband,but now I am seeing you as a caring and a responsible father in raising our daughter.


One day she will be settled in her life,and we will be dating again, listening 90's bollywood music together and reminiscing about the moments that we spent with our daughter. 

Today I want to make a promise that I will continue to walk with you as your best freind until I get a call from God.

                      Your Best Freind
                          (A loving wife)



PREPARATION TIME - 15 Minutes 
BAKING TIME -25 Minutes 
SERVINGS - 12


INGREDIENTS FOR CUPCAKE 
All Purpose  flour or Maida-1 and 1/2 Cup
Granuled Sugar - 1 and 1/4 Cup 
Cocoa Powder -1/4 cup
Milk (at room temperature ) - 3/4 cup
Melted Butter or Vegetable Oil-1/2cup
Eggs-2 (if you want to avoid egg,use 3/4cup beaten thick Yougurt )
Baking Powder - 1tsp
Vanilla Essence - 1tsp 
Chopped strawberries (fresh ) -1 1/2 Cup 

Red food colour-2drops

INGREDIENTS FOR FROSTING 
Cream cheese (at room temperature)-1/2 cup 
Butter-1/2cup(preferably unsalted)
Confectioner Sugar  or Icing Sugar -1cup

INGREDIENTS FOR GARNISHING

Few fresh whole strawberries
Cream Cheese Frosting 
Chocolate sauce-2 tablespoons

METHOD OF MAKING CAKE 

Preheat oven to 350 degree  F or 180 degree C.   

Line two small 6inch cake pans  with paper liners.

In a bowl,add all purpose flour, baking powder,  and Cocoa powder. ..mix them well.

Take another big bowl, add Sugar, Vegetable oil, Vanilla essence. Eggs or beaten Yogurt, Milk and red food colour...mix them very well until become a creamy texture.

Pour the batter into the flour mixture slowly. ..mix them very well until the dry and wet ingredients are well combined. 

Fold in chopped strawberries until well combined. 

Divide the batter among the two cake pans (fill the pan until 3/4th portion).

Bake the cakes for 35 to 40 minutes or  until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.

METHOD OF MAKING FROSTING 
Meanwhile, beat cream cheese, butter and confectioners’ sugar with an electric mixer or manual mixer until smooth.
 

METHOD OF GARNISHING 
 

HOWTO ICE THE CAKE

After baking the cake ..Allow it to cool for 1hr..it prevent the Frosting from melting as you spread it.

  • Allow the cakes to cool completely
  • Slice a thin layer off  the top of  both the cakes  ( the top crust portion)   with a knife to create flat surface ,keep aside the crust portions and crumble them with hands.
  • Place one cake on your cake stand or serving plate,Put icing on top of this cake layer with a spatula and spread it evenly with butter knife.
  • Create a smoother layer of icing by dipping the knife into warm water.shaking off the excess drops..and using it smooth out the icing
  • Top with 2nd layer and spread remaining frosting all over the top.  Pour chocolate sauce with a teaspoon at edges of the cake
  • Decorate the top with the crumbled portion of cake you kept in a bowl.
  • Put some fresh strawberries on top


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