I just loveeee making this cake.
White flour (Maida) – one small bowl
Powdered sugar – half the amount of flour
Apple – one, medium sized
Cocoa powder – 4 teaspoons
Cream – 2 teaspoons
Milk – one small cup
Eno (regular) – one small packet of 5gms
For the icing:
Cream – 4 teaspoons
Milk – two teaspoons
Milk powder – 4 teaspoons
Powdered sugar – one teaspoon
Cocoa powder- 2 teaspoons
Instant Coffee powder – one teaspoon
For the icing:
Mix cream, sugar, milk powder and milk in a small bowl. Then use the double boiler method to cook it ( heat water in a vessel, place the small bowl with the mixed ingredients on it).
Stir very carefully, the bowl should float properly. After the cream melts, turn off the flame. Then mix in the cocoa powder and coffee powder. Let the mixture cool down.
Keep it in the freezer for an hour.
For the cake :
Take the flour, Eno (its as effective as simple baking soda), sugar and cocoa powder in a mixing bowl.
Grind the apple along with cream- the mixture should be smooth. Add it to the mixing bowl. Then carefully add the milk while gradually whipping all the ingredients. The batter should turn be of a thick dripping consistency.
(Incase you are planning to avoid the icing, just add the coffee powder to this batter)
Take a baking dish, grease it well with a drop of butter or ghee.
Dust the dish with some flour. Make sure you cover the whole area.
Pour the batter in this. Spread it carefully.
Now you can bake the cake in an oven or you can cook this in a pressure cooker as well, just remember to remove the whistle and make sure that the cooker is completely dry.
Place a flat stand / base inside the cooker and keep the dish over it. Cover the cooker lid and remove the whistle. Cook the cake on a small flame for 45 mins.
Inorder to check if the cake is done, just use a knife to gently poke the centre of the cake, if it comes out clean then that means that the cake is ready.
Turn off the flame. And remove the dish. Let it cool down completely. Now cover it with a plate and carefully turn the baking dish upside down and pat its base. The cake would drop down. Turn it over again. It will be soft and fluffy.
Take the refrigerated icing mix and cover the cake with it. Keep the cake in the fridge for 15 mins and then cut it.
Done! Have your cake and eat it too.