Friday, 2 July 2010

Devour the chocolate

At Nando's restaurant they have this delicious chocolate cake slice. So far it is the yummiest cake slice I have ever tasted.

Since the past few days we were longing to have it and the feeling would not go away.

Sadly there's no outlet of Nando's in our city. This left us no choice but to hunt for a recipe that would give us a closest replica to that divine cake slice so me and my sister baked this cake. Recipe is by chef Rahat.

Chocolate Cake

125 g butter

1 and 1/2 cups flour

2 eggs

3/4th cup cocoa powder

1 cup regular sugar

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 180° C/350° F.

Grind sugar in chopper and keep separate.

Beat eggs with vanilla essence.

In a separate bowl mix together: flour, sugar, cocoa and soda. Add butter, eggs and milk. Beat till mixture is smooth.

Pour batter in greased baking pan.

I would advise to line bottom of pan with butter paper and then grease it a little with oil because it helps to remove the cake easily from the pan when baked.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or till knife inserted in center comes out clean.

For the icing:

Always cool the cake completely before icing it.

For the icing I followed the instructions
here. Made a few exceptions though. I used 200g fresh cream and 1 tablespoon cocoa powder with 1 tablespoon sugar.


  1. Now that is simply delicious.
    OMG I SO want some right now!
    Wonderful recipe. :D
    Looks yummylicious!

  2. Thanks! Yes, its really yummy! :)

  3. *drools* i SO want to eat it right now ! good work both at baking and photography =)

  4. Thanks Aisha :) Do try it out sometime. I'm sure you'll love it!

  5. Love your blog! So clean and minimal, yet the colours from the photographs brighten it up and create the perfect combination of colours to view!

    I like the way you have made the recipes easy by writing them in simple words :) I feel like trying out this cake as well. It looks simply delicious!

  6. iv made this one soooo many times n loved it every time ! :D i gave the link to a friend t0o n then we kept arguing that whose cake came out better LOL