T’was my best friend’s birthday recently and i HAD to bake a cake for him….Worked out after 2 whole attempts..:P…Finally made some changes to the original recipe and got a nice nice cake..:)…Written the final recipe here for all…:)

INGREDIENTS-

For the cake

1)4 large eggs
2)85gms maida(remove 3 tbsp from this amount)
3)3 tbsp cocoa powder
4)115 gms powdered sugar
5)1tsp level baking powder
6)1 and 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
7)1 and 1/2 tbsp hot boiling water

For the icing and decorations-

1)4 cups (460 grams) confectioners sugar (icing or powdered sugar), sifted
2)1 cup (226 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
3)1 teaspoon vanilla essence
4)4 tablespoons milk
5)1 dark milk chocolate(40gm)
6)Mixed fruit jam
 
METHOD
 
For the cake-
 
1)Separate white and yellow of eggs
2)Beat egg whites till stiff
3)Add sugar gradually(2tbsp at a time) and keep beating till all the sugar is used.
4)Add yolks.Mix well.Add essence.
5)Add boiling water,half tbsp at a time and beat more.Beat till the mixture of eggs and sugar is thick and frothy and three times in volume.
6)Sift maida,cocoa powder and aking powder together.
7)Fold in maida gently,using a spoon(not a beater) adding half of it at a time.
8)Put in a greased and dusted tim and bake for 30-35 minutes in a preheated oven at 180 C
9)Cool the cake.Keep aside.
 
For the icing and decorations-
1)To prepare the chocolate flakes,keep the milk chocolate with the wrapper on it,on the outer surface of a hot oven so that it melts slightly and becomes soft.
2)Cool it in the fridge.
3)TO MAKE THE ICINGIn the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter until smooth and well blended. Beat in the vanilla essence. With the mixer on low speed, gradually beat in the sugar. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the milk and beat to combine. Then, on high speed, beat frosting until it is light and fluffy (about 5 minutes). If not using right away, cover with plastic wrap to prevent the frosting from drying out. 
4)Put some icing cream in an icing gun and keep in the fridge.

Final steps-
 
1)Cut the cake into 2 halves.
2)Put jam on 1 half and icing on the other.Keep it in layers.
3)Cover the cake completely with cream on all sides and the top.Level top and sides with a broad knife.
4)Decorate with chocolate flakes and cream from icing gun.
 
Being a newbie the blobs didn’t come out even

This is just a preview of the layers…:P
 
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