The First Birthday Cake I Baked

Complete with butter cream frosting et al, this cake was baked to celebrate R’s turning 4 months old. I guess one just needs an excuse!

Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting

This recipe has been adapted from the chocolate cake recipe on my friend Saee’s blogMy Jhola. Thank you Saee!

Simple Chocolate Cake– This is a moist, not so chocolate-y cake. Ideal for frosting.

You will need:

1 cup All purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup (100 g) butter
4 tbsp cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs


– Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Prepare a baking tin greasing it with butter and dusting with some flour.
– Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla extract together. Add the eggs and mix well till the sugar dissolves.
– Sift the cocoa, baking powder and flour together in a bowl. Gradually add this flour mix to the egg mixture and fold it well. Add the milk and mix well again till the batter falls in folds.
– Pour batter into the baking tin and bake for 40-45 mins till the cake is done.

Chocolate butter cream frosting (adapted from My Jhola’s recipe):

50 g butter
50 ml thick cream
4 tbsp full cream milk
2 tbsp cocoa
2 cups icing sugar ( I used finely ground sugar, made at home)

– Mix the butter, cream, cocoa and milk and then gradually keep adding the sugar, mixing well till you get the desired consistency. This makes a lot of frosting, so if you want to use all of it at once then I would suggest cutting the cake into half horizontally and filling it with the frosting as well as frosting the top. I stored the left over frosting in the fridge, it kept well for a week and then later used it to ice some cookies.


About Amita

Nutritionist, Foodie, Mum.
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3 Responses to The First Birthday Cake I Baked

  1. jillianmckee says:


    I have a quick question about your blog, do you think you could email me?



  2. Garima says:

    Lovely to c u active again on the blog.:)
    can you put up a cake recipe which i can make in a microwave?


    • amitagadre says:

      Hi Garima, you can make all the cake recipes mentioned on this blog using the convection mode of your microwave. The only difference will be in the crumb and crust.


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