Monday, January 12, 2015

Chocolate pear Cake and Celebrating the Anniversary of Blogging

It feels really amazing as I'm completing a successful year of blogging.The idea of blogging wasn't a preplanned one. It just happened . From that moment there is no looking backs absolutely.Many many good friends I've made in this virtual world ,both for blogging and some for life too. Thanks to each one of you , who have stayed with me in the process of learning and sharing.



This moment definitely needs nothing but a sweet ,what do you think ?

Here comes my simple chocolate pear cake to cheer me and you.This is a quick and simple mild sweet cake full of flavors and textures.



I have used pear as I like the combination of chocolate and pear and pear doesn't over power the chocolate here making it taste both in a cake.You can choose something that compliments well with chocolate.



Ingredients

Flour ................................................. 1 cup (I used whole wheat, APF  ,1/2 cup each ( you can use 1 cup APF too)
Dark Brown Sugar ......................... 1/2 cup
Granulated Sugar .......................... 1/4 cup
Cinnamon powder ........................ 1/4 tsp
Nutmeg ...................................... a pinch
Flex seeds ................................... 4 tbsp * see notes
Butter Milk ................................. 1/4 cup
Butter ......................................... 1/4 cup , room temperature
Oil ............................................. 1/4 cup
Water .......................................... 2tbsp
Unsweetened Cocoa powder ... .......3 tbsp
Baking Powder .............................. 1 1/4 tsp
Pear .............................................1 small , peeled, cored and grated
Salt ............................................... a tiny pinch

Method 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Sift together the flour, salt,baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg and set aside.
  3. Blend the flex seeds with water and set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl ,add the butter and sugar and mix until creamy.
  5. Now add the oil,buttermilk to the butter mixture and incorporate well.
  6. Now stir in the flex mixture to this.
  7. Slowly add the cocoa powder to the liquid ingredients and mix gently until well combined.
  8. Now quickly mix the grated pear to the flour mixture and give it a quick stir.
  9. Add the flour mix with the liquid ingredients and gently incorporate well.
  10. Use a prepared loaf loaf tin (apply some butter and flour ) or  use cake liners.
  11. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes  if using liners or 35 minutes if using a loaf tin or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean.

Note

  • If you want to use eggs, you can replace flex seeds and water with 2 large eggs .
  • Mixing the pear with flour will avoid the pear forming lumps and settling down as chunks.
  • Baking time differs from oven to oven .







5 comments:

  1. Hey pear and chocolate nice yar..Loved the cupcake ..

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  2. Congratulation on completing 1 year of blogging Sujatha, wish u many more to come... :-)

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