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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

VeggiePlatter Turns 6

I guess "double birthday and a triple chocolate cake" would have been an apt title for this post. :)

The idea of a recipe journal took the form of VeggiePlatter, this month six years ago. This online culinary journey of mine has been fun so far, earning friends along the way as an added bonus. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my readers/fellow bloggers who invest their time going through this blog & leave comments and to those strangers who email me appreciating my work. Thank you. :))

And BTW, yours truly, you know who celebrated her birthday yesterday. Hope I turned wiser as well along getting older. :) My daughter who is turning into a chocoholic wanted me to bake a chocolate cake on the occasion. Though I have a chocolate cake recipe, I used the chocolate muffins recipe for the cake as we had really liked it earlier and also I had to get rid of some overripe bananas. I used store bought Pillsbury chocolate fudge frosting and some decors upon my daughter's insistence. My daughter enjoyed it meaning the recipe was a hit. It is a flavorful cake and the texture is somewhere between fluffy and dense.

I just doubled the recipe I used for the muffins but again mentioning the ingredients anyway.
1/4 cup milk + 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1&1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 & 1/3 cup mashed bananas
5 Tbsp melted butter / oil
1/2 pound chocolate frosting
1 Tbsp cake sprinkles (optional)
1. Add vinegar to the milk which is at room temperature. Leave aside for five minutes.
2. Preheat the oven at 350 deg F. Grease a cake pan.
3. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder.
4. Add milk-vinegar mixture, vanilla and butter to a bowl and mix well. Add mashed bananas, sugar and combine well.
5. Now add the sifted dry ingredients from step 2 to the wet ingredients in step 3. Mix well and stir in the chocolate chips.
6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted at the center comes out clean.
7. Cool the cake and remove from the cake pan.
8. Apply the frosting and decorate if desired.


Vimitha Anand said...

Happy Bloggiversary and that is a decadent treat for celebration

prathibha Garre said...

Happy Birthday 2 u..
Happy Blog Anniversary...
6 years is too long...I wish you many more happy years of blogging...Yummy cake Suma

Kalyani said...

Birthday wishes to both f u, suma

Here's to some more sweet journeys

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wish you a long and such delicious recipe filled blogging for years to come.

ANU said...

congratulations dear....lovely cake..
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Pavani said...

Many Happy Returns of the day Suma..
Happy Anniversary to Veggie Platter.
Hope both of you celebrate many many more b'days and anniversaries together.
That chocolate cake looks super decadent and delicious.
Enjoy the rest of the holiday season.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Happy Blog Anniversary dear...

PriyaVaasu said...

Happy birthday suma!!!! Congrats on your blog anniversary too !!!! Cake looks absolutely delicious! !!!

The Pumpkin Farm said...

i baked cake for my nephew at the same time, happy birthday to you and also a hapy blog anniversary...cake looks gorgeous

Priya said...

Congrats Suma, happy birthday to ur blog baby,6years wow, way to go gal.

Decadent chocolate cake, absolutely irresistible.

Rajani S said...

Happy Both Birthday! And the cake looks really great :)

Vani said...

happy birthday and happy new year!

Sreevalli E said...

Belated birthday wishes & happy new year.. The cake looks awesome & also perfect for celebration..

Srivalli said...

I know I have wished you for the 10th Anniversary, didn't realize so many years have passed so quickly!..that cake looks so yum...I guess how many ever eggless chocolate cakes I make, I am never satisfied..:)