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A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent


T is for temptation… chocolate temptation

Need I say anything else 🙂 and that makes this post eligible for a Wordless Wednesday too 🙂

PS: thank u all for sending in those icing recipes, i am having a ball trying all those out 🙂 blogsphere does rock

Edited to add : recipe on popular demand



  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup pwd sugar
  • 2/3 cup ordinary sugar
  • 2/3 cup curd
  • 1/3 cocoa pwd
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 11/2 cup(200 gm) plain flour
  • 1 tsp soda bicarb
  • ½ cup (90 gm) oil

To Soak

  • ½ cup cold milk
  • 1tbsp sugar
  • 1tsp rum/brandy (optional)

Chocolate Cream Filling

  • 150 gm cream (3/4 cup)
  • 3 tbsp pwd sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp cocoa pwd
  • ½ tbsp vanilla essence


  • 50 gm fresh cream
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 2 slabs (40 gm each) dark amul/nestle/bournville


  1. Grease an 8-9 inch round tin. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius/350 degrees F
  2. To prepare cake, mix ordinary sugar, curd, vanilla essence and cocoa in a pan. Beat well till sugar dissolves. Keep aside
  3. Beat pwd sugar and eggs till frothy and double in volume.
  4. Add oil to the eggs gradually, beating all the time
  5. Sift flour and soda together
  6. Add ½ the flour and ½ the beaten eggs to the cocoa mixture. Mix well. Add the left over eggs and flour and mix gently till smooth. Bake at 180 for about 40 mins. Remove from oven and cool.
  7. Cut through the cake horizontally with a sawing motion with a serrated knife. Separate it, keeping the inside surfaces facing up.
  8. Mix ½ cup cold milk with 1 tbsp sugar and rum. Soak the cake pieces with this milk.
  9. To prepare filling, beat chilled cream with sugar, cocoa and essence till soft peaks form. Beat further carefully till stiff peaks are formed
  10. Place a piece of cake on a serving plate. Spread the chocolate cream and invert the second piece of cake on it.
  11. To prepare topping, break softened chocolates into small pieces. Heat cream in a heavy bottom pan on low heat. DO NOT BOIL. Add chocolate pieces and butter and stir continuously till chocolate melts.
  12. Pour this over cake immediately. Spread with a long knife dipped in cold water. Keep in fridge for 30 min for icing to set.
  13. Decorate as you want

Recipe Source : originally Nita Mehta’s bakes and cakes, sent to me by gracious Uma

59 comments on “Temptation

  1. myamusingmind
    December 2, 2009

    yummy !

  2. Tara
    December 2, 2009


  3. Just call me 'A'
    December 2, 2009

    I’m hungry and drooling. I loveeee anything chocolate! The cake looks ready to party 🙂

  4. Swaram
    December 2, 2009

    Droooooool 😉 I so wanna grab that and take a bite nw 😉

  5. Bharti
    December 2, 2009

    you are a star 🙂

  6. Rashmi
    December 2, 2009

    Want to attack ur house righaway to get this cake.. 🙂
    looks yummy 😉

  7. monika
    December 2, 2009

    yum yum

  8. Prats
    December 2, 2009


  9. marie
    December 2, 2009

    That’s a great choice for T and tea!!!!!!!

  10. Mara
    December 2, 2009

    My keyboard is getting wet from all the drool now! It looks absolutely scrumptious!

  11. fickleinpink
    December 2, 2009

    …surely tempts the soul!


    Have a great day!
    Come visit my Wednesday if you have the time!
    Life is beautiful!

  12. Hildred
    December 2, 2009

    Gorgeous temptations.

  13. shilpadesh
    December 2, 2009

    Yummy. The next time I am in Bangalore I am surely going to ring your doorbell!

    • monikamanchanda
      December 3, 2009

      shilpa i promise to make this for u only u have to come now 🙂

  14. pujathakur
    December 2, 2009

    Can we meet Monika? (ASAP!!! I just need to have a bite right now!!)

    • monikamanchanda
      December 3, 2009

      LOL it over my dear but come come i will make again

      and BTW i like that pic puja

  15. Rajlakshmi
    December 2, 2009

    that is one helluva yummillicious post 🙂
    makes me hungry 🙂

  16. katney
    December 3, 2009

    Now I have to go search the fridge for some chocolate.

  17. Smitha
    December 3, 2009

    Yummy! I am so dying for a slice of that chocolate cake!

  18. Solilo
    December 3, 2009


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  20. umsreflections
    December 3, 2009

    Yummy cake !!!!

    BTW Monu, I also did that Chocolate Temptation for my hubby’s bday yday. Came out very well and just loved it !!!!

  21. hitchwriter
    December 3, 2009

    S for SADIST !!!!!!!!!

    • monikamanchanda
      December 3, 2009

      HA HA HA

      u know i was waiting for ur comment on this one

      😛 👿

  22. Phoenixritu
    December 3, 2009

    Looks mouthwateringly awesome

  23. Poppy
    December 3, 2009

    Send to me also plsss!

  24. monikamanchanda
    December 3, 2009

    thank u all 🙂

  25. Dragonstar
    December 3, 2009

    Oooh – Temptation! Wonderful!

    Thank you, on behalf of the ABC Team.

  26. Imp's Mom
    December 3, 2009

    yummmmmyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!! me want.

  27. Pal
    December 3, 2009

    OMG! OMG! OMG! Why ! Why! Why!!!
    I need some too.
    Btw, how did most of you girls get the snowflakes drifting away gently on your blogs?? Let me into the secret, pliss!

  28. Reema
    December 3, 2009

    yummy!! even though I dont like chocolate flavor 🙂

  29. Passionate Goof
    December 4, 2009

    OMG! You baked this at home? You should go pro Monu!! Yummy… droolicious!!

  30. craftyshines
    December 4, 2009

    OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!

    that looks unbelievable!!! gems decoration is my fav!!

    monu!!! i pity myself that i ain’t ur neighbour!!!!!!!! wail!!!!

    wordless wednesday post has me speechless…..

    😀 😀 😀 😀

    luck N and Ojas!!!! i want a slice! this is torture!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 👿

    sigh! i have to wait till morn till i get myself a pastry…. all thanks to this pic!!!
    😛 😛


    • monikamanchanda
      December 4, 2009

      first of all monu breaks into a jig

      balle balle aahun aahun

      crafty is back 😀 😀 😀 😀

      and then thanlks darling u come I will make this for u…

  31. Preethi
    December 4, 2009

    Hey..can I have a small piece of that cake Monika. I am drooling all over my work place now. Thats not fair of you…to tempt us hungry souls like this !!!

  32. Pixie
    December 4, 2009

    It looks yummilicious! 🙂 🙂

    I loved the whole decoration! 🙂 🙂

  33. Roger Green
    December 4, 2009

    As Homer Simpson might say, “choco…late…”

  34. Crafty Shines
    December 7, 2009


    *sooooper tight celebration hugs* and loads of muahs to him!!!!!

    hope he has an awesome celebration and a great year!!! added him to my blog bday cupcake!!!!

    monu!!! looks like next post will also have a cake!! tee hee! header looking so lovely!

    enjoy the day!!!

    • monikamanchanda
      December 8, 2009

      thank u darling super tight hugs to u too 🙂

      yes yes the next post is going to have a cake and that too a train cake

      i made a train cake for him crafty was so nervous but came out really well

  35. Manasa
    December 8, 2009

    for me ?? it must be over by now 😦

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  37. mandira
    December 14, 2009

    hand me a drooling..:)

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