Date Molasses Cake:Intensely moist and chocolatey due to date molasses, this dessert will become the signature cake of your house.The Nutella filling and frosting makes it even more surreal and trust me you will never buy a chocolate cake rather make it.
For the Cake
75 gm butter,at room temperature
270 gm All purpose flour
60 gm Cocoa Powder
1½ tsp baking powder
1½ tsp baking soda
340 gm Date Molasses or Jaggery
1 cup milk,at room temperature
½ cup hot water
For Nutella buttercream
100gm semi-sweet chocolate
1 tbsp nescafe prepared in hot water and cooled
1 tbsp Nutella at room temperature
For Nutella Frosting
½ cup heavy cream
½ cup nutella
For the cake
Preheat the oven to 175C.
Melt the butter.Beat the eggs in jug.
Sieve the flour, baking powder, baking soda,cocoa powder and salt in a bowl (at least twice).
Add the beaten eggs,date molasses,milk,butter and water until the batter is completely smooth.
Divide the batter between two cake tins with loose bottom and bake for 30-35 minutes .
Test the cake by putting in a sieve through the centre of the cake and if the sieve is clear then the cake is done.
Then let the cake cool in the tin and then overturn it on a wire rack for cooling.
Incase the cake is bulgy on top then take a sharp knife and cut off the bulge.
For Nutella Butter cream
Whip cream to soft peaks in your stand mixer gradually moving from speed 1 to 8. Add the nutella and whip until stiff peaks form (mostly moving from speed 8 to 10)
Place your first cake on the turntable. For the first cake lay it on its bottom flat portion. Spread the nutella buttercream evenly over the surface. Then overturn the second cake with the flat bottom part facing upwards.
For the Nutella Frosting
Melt the chocolate over water bath.
Beat the butter to smooth consistency at speed 10 because the quantity of butter is less. With hands this would be a strenuous task.
Mix the chocolate,coffee,Nutella gradually and avoiding spill. Beat it to a smooth consistency. Don’t overheat otherwise the butter will start becoming loose.
Spread the mixture over the cake with a offset spatula and keep turning the turntable to ensure uniform coverage on all sides.
Your cake is ready and it is so relish and decadent that it melts in your mouth.
The meagre amount of sugar make its even more appealing and the smokey jaggery provides a heavenly twist.
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