A teaspoon of sweetness, a sprinkling of smiles and a dollop of joy: that's December, which also means everyone's baking cakes and cookies in preparation for Christmas. If you're a little intimidated, have a look at this 30-minute recipe for whipping up a chocolate fudge cake in no time. It's as easy to make as it tastes great, and as icing on the cake, we've linked you all the tools and ingredients you'll need so you can get started without having to run to the grocery store. Ahead, in four simple steps: how to bake a cake in 30 minutes. Happy baking!
Mix 2 cups flour and 2 cups sugar in a large mixing bowl. We recommend using glass bowls, since they are non-reactive and can withstand high temperatures, all while being easy to clean. Here are some options from Borosil – get just one, get 2 or get a set of 3, depending on your kitchen and baking needs. That's step one, all done, of how to bake a cake in 30 minutes.
In a medium saucepan like the Hawkins Futura Hard Anodysed Sauce Pan, combine 2 sticks of butter, 1 cup of water and 5 tablespoons of cocoa powder on medium heat. If you aren't stocked on ingredients, you can choose from our recommended Cadbury/Hershey's cocoa powders. Bring your magical mix to a boil, then pour it over the sugar-flour mixture of step 1. Mix, mix and mix some more. Then add 2 eggs, ½ cup buttermilk (or ½ tbsp lemon juice/vinegar + ½ cup milk), 1 tsp baking soda, and 1 tsp vanilla essence. Pour the new mixture into a well-greased baking pan (recommended dimensions: 9x13), and put it in the oven for 30 minutes at 350ºF. Now you can pat yourself on the back and take a short break. That's step 2 of how to bake a cake in 30 minutes.
It's time to whip up the icing which barely takes any time, so you can start 10 minutes before your cake's done. Combine 1 stick butter, 4 tablespoons milk, 4 tablespoons cocoa powder and bring the mixture to a boil in a medium saucepan. Then, remove from heat source and add 16 oz. powdered sugar. Whisk the mix, or use a wooden spoon to stir it well. Step 3 ends with a mixture that's velvety smooth.
Mix 1 tsp vanilla essence + 1 cup chopped pecans to the icing, then pour it all over your freshly baked cake. (Below are our recommendations for pecan nuts and vanilla essence.) And that's how you bake a cake in 30 minutes.
|Product||Price in India|
|Borosil Glass Mixing Bowl Set||₹ 599|
|Borosil Glass Mixing Bowl with lid - Set of 3 (500 ML + 900 ML + 1.3L) Oven and Microwave Safe||₹ 1,390|
|Hershey's Cocoa Powder, 225g||₹ 184|
|Cadbury Cocoa Powder Mix, 150g||₹ 173|
|Looms & Weaves 100 % Pure & Natural Cocoa Powder From Kerala Unsweetened- 400 Gm||₹ 424|
|Hawkins - L91 Futura Hard Anodised Sauce Pan with Lid, 2.25 Litres||₹ 1,110|
|OXO Good Grips Non-Stick Pro Cake Pan, 9" x 13"||₹ 5,469|
|Cielo_Stainless Steel Egg Wick Set,Pack of 2 pc.||₹ 140|
|The Indus Valley Wooden Spatula for Cooking & Serving [ Neem Wood ] – Set of 6||₹ 1,095|
|Ossoro French Vanilla Flavour, 30 ml||₹ 148|