Monday, July 23, 2012

Vanilla-chocolate cake

I wanted to prepare layer cake for so long. But I was not so sure how to cut the cake and do frosting. While searching for a simple frosting my eyes got into sour cream frosting. It was so simple and very easy to prepare and it was not so heavy, so  didn't have a guilty conscious of having more :)

Since I brought sour cream more, I thought of using it in cake too. The cake turned so good. For the top layer I used Betty crocker chocolate frosting mixed with sour cream. Try this simple cake.





Ingredients:
Vanilla cake:

  • All purpose flour - 1.5 cup
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Sour cream -  1.25 cup
  • Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 1/4 cup
  • Vanilla extract - 1 tsp


Chocolate cake:

  • All purpose flour - 1 cup
  • Coco powder - 1/2 cup
  • Coffee powder - 1 tsp
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Sour cream - 1 cup
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 1/2 cup

For frosting:

  • Sour cream - 1/2 cup
  • Powdered sugar - 1/4 cup
  • Roasted walnuts or cake crumbs - 1/2 cup
 Method:


Pre heat the oven to 350 deg F.

For vanilla:

Sieve the all purpose flour. In a bowl mix sour cream, baking powder and baking soda. Leave aside for 5 minutes. Whisk sugar,oil and vanilla extract with sour cream. Gradually mix flour and mix till smooth. Grease a round pan and pour the batter and bake for 10 - 15 minutes or bake until the tooth pick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

For chocolate:

Sieve the all purpose flour and cocoa powder. In a bowl mix sour cream, baking powder and baking soda. Leave aside for 5 minutes. Whisk sugar and oil with sour cream. Gradually mix flour and mix till smooth. Grease a round pan and pour the batter and bake for 10 - 15 minutes or bake until the tooth pick inserted in the middle comes out clean.


For frosting:

Whisk sour cream and powdered sugar well. When cools, slice the vanilla and chocolate cake into half . Smoother the sides and save the cake crumbs.

Apply a smooth layer of frosting on the top of  chocolate cake. Then alternate the vanilla and chocolate cake to 3 layers applying frosting on each top.Then apply frosting on sides and top layer and garnish with roasted walnuts or cake crumbs.

For the top and side layers I mixed Betty crocker chocolate frosting with the sour cream and sugar mixture.

Note:
  • Instead of roasted walnuts you can use cake crumbs.
  • If you want your frosting to be chocolate you can mix cocoa powder in sour cream mixture. 
  • Sour cream can be replaced with plain yogurt.

30 comments:

PT said...

mindblowing :) perfectly made.. really appreciative..

Rekha said...

wow mouthwatering and very tempting cake.. nice clicks dear..
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Hema said...

Very nicely done Anu, looks so delicious..

thepickyeater said...

tempting ! looks delicious :D

Suja Manoj said...

Wow awesome,very tempting cake.

Manju Modiyani said...

Delicious looking cake!

Spandana said...

Looks very good! Layer cakes are always a delight!

Apu said...

Looks so tempting!! Loving the layering!!

Julie said...

Super yumm,beautiful cake..Delicious slice,love to have that!!

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Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Wow...cake looks awesome...great job....perfectly made...looks delicious.

Shilpakiran said...

AWESOME ..LOOK SO ROMANTIC ..THANKS FOR SHARING

Shobha said...

Awesome..the two colours, light and dark look so attractive

Siya Rao said...

Yummy looking cake certainly going to make it
Thanks for sharing

jeyashrisuresh said...

Very nicely and perfectly done cake. Good that it is eggless too.

Roshan said...

nice combination of flavors and a superb slice.....would love to dig into it....slurp!

Lavanya said...

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Vineetha said...

cake with sourcream sounds great..never tried it :)

@lekshmi said...

wow...looks delicious....

Happy Go Lucky Vegan said...

This looks so decadent and delicious!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

this looks simply wonderful! a lot of work but totally worth it :))
Mary x

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow awesome recipe,luks so delicious...

manjooo said...

It looks soo perfect..wish to have that wonderful slice!

foodporn.net said...

Your vanilla chocolate cake looks so fresh. :)
I don’t mind eat this every day. LOL.
Thank you for sharing. :)
You can submit your vanilla chocolate cake pics on my Food Photography site.
It is a food (and drink of course) photography site where members can submit all food (and drink of course (again) LOL ) pictures that make readers hungry.
Well, you know it’s fun to make others hungry (and thirsty)! :D

Chitra said...

they look delicious.awesome clicks :)

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Looks perfect and yummy cake

Spice up the Curry said...

wow.. looks so attractive. perfect layer cake.

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Whoa ! Perfect layered cake... Happy to follow u...
I'm sure you can make this.

Lavi said...

this cake looks utterly delicious! pics are excellent!

Jennifer Ochoa said...

Looks so moist and rich!

Puja said...

Looks so moist and loved those neat layers!

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