Saturday, 16 February 2008


Having the girls home for the Half term holidays was welcome. It meant I could actually give them some good healthy traditional Indian breakfast, time and attention. But that also meant that I should keep them busy to be away from the Idiot Box all day long. I seriously believe that more than one hour of screen time really makes children sluggish.It is not easy to keep them occupied for 12 hours a day inside the four walls, the weather does not allow much to play outside but still walking and skating did take up sometime of the day,but still they had to be kept occupied. As a process of this week long engagment I browsed to get some baking recipes where a found a fairly simple EGGLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE recipe...I am mighty delighted as a vegetarian I am not too fond of using Eggs..., but I do eat cakes which contain egg, as long as I dont see them being used (hypocritical mind).

Well, I gave them the ingredients and with very little help of mine they baked this lovely cake.. two little sweet chefs who managed to make and gobble it up for lunch... Thanks to the digi cam I could take pictures for keep sakes and some software touch made them a photo dairies too.. The recipe was fairly simple but I did try to make a few changes in them to suit my taste.I am quite pleased with the outcome enough to post it here with my girls photosession....they need a boost too !!!!!!!

It is a fairly simple process making this cake, with few ingredients and fewer
steps to follow the happiness on their faces made the whole effort (of cleaning up the mess later) worth while.
Some pictures here with details I added at their behest...
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3 cups self raising flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup cold milk
1/4 cup butter /margarine
2 cups sugar
1 bar of chocolate to break and add as bits.
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup cold water(as and when required


Preheat the oven for 15 minutes

Mix 1/2 cup cocoa with 3 cups of self raising flour in a small bowl,
(add bits of chocolate for a rich and crunchy taste )

In a jug, dissolve two tsp of baking soda in a cup of cold milk

In a large bowl cream two cups of sugar with 1/4 cup butter or maragarine. Add milk and flour alternately to the creamed mixture and whisk until thick.. add cold water to get intended consistency.

Pour the batter in a greased cake tin or pan and cook at 200 degrees for 15 minutes.

Allow the cake tin to cool and with a knife smoothly loosen the sides...

Serve warm with some cold coffee. Yummy!!!! who can resist this?????


NilGiri said...

Hmmm...yummmyyy....namgella ilva cake @ S n S? ;-)

Sandhya said...

wow - yummy yummy cake. Shriya and Shraddha, the cake looks great. Good job, little chefs. Keep it up.


Shubha said...

Thanks nilgiri,,, nimma application S and S ge kalsiddini , uttarakkagi dayavittu kayuvudu.

Dear Sandhya, conveyed your appreication to the girls...