Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Crunchy Topped Cocoa cake

I was flipping through the Hershey's Classic recipes, I found the Crunchy-Topped Cocoa cake picture very tempting and I had never worked with the ingredients this recipe called for until now . This recipe is not very lengthy and  actually super simple to put together. It took me 10 minutes to pull out the stuff from the pantry and mix these in a bowl ,pour it in the pan and stick the pan in the oven. The topping took another 5 minutes-The result-Exceptionally good !!! The cake is not very rich as it has no eggs and butter but the topping more than makes up for that,and together this is a must bake cake :)

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 35 minutes
Makes 9 servings

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup water
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract

broiled topping:
1/4 cup  butter ( 1/2 stick butter) softened
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts
1/2 cup mounds sweetened coconut flakes
3 tbsp light cream or evaporated milk

method for preparing the topping:
Stir together all ingredients in a small bowl until well blended. It makes about 1 cup topping.

Method Fir Cake:
1.heat oven to 350 degree f. Grease and flour 8 inch square baking pan.

2. Stir together flour,sugar,cocoa,baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Add water,oil,vinegar and vanilla; beat with a spoon or whisk just until smooth and ingredients are well blended.Pour batter into prepared pan.

3. bake 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centre comes out clean.meanwhile,prepare broiled topping; spread on warm cake. Set oven to broil; place pan about 4 inches from heat.broil 3 minutes or until top is bubbly and golden brown.remove from completely in pan or wire rack.


  1. they look awesome kavita----wanna grab a bite :)

  2. Lovely yummy are making me drool again.

  3. ooh those looks so good!! Looks like German chocolate cake without all the work. Thanks for posting the recipe Kavita. I want to try it very soon :)

  4. inviting and yummy cake looking delicious

  5. Lovely moist cake!!!I love d crunchy topping too...Will get my baking equip out now to treat my family to this wonderful, royal cake!!

  6. looks so soft kavi, want to grab...

  7. thats awesome dear.perfectly baked.

  8. Omg, wat a yummy cake, i dont bother to have some rite now..Kavita, regarding ur q'n about potato flakes& potato buds, they sounds to be the same but with different name..

  9. Hey...The cake looks really great.....Nice one...First time here...You having lovely blog to follow you..

  10. Ellerinize, emeğinize sağlık. Çok leziz ve iştah açıcı görünüyor.


  11. Cake looks scrummy Kavita...I loved the coconut topping..

  12. Coconut topping to a cocoa cake sounds delicious!!! I just want to grab a piece to taste !!!!

  13. Ooh gorgeous chocolate cake moist and delicious..loved the crunchy coconut topping, making me drool.

  14. looks super moist and yummy, the crunchy topping is an exciting addition!

  15. Bookmarking it...just one word I have to say Awesome !!

    US Masala

  16. Oh man, that looks gorgeous...making me to crave for it right now:)

  17. Kavita this looks awesome delicious cake
    we make a similar topping for a different cake and I love it

  18. Gorgeous cake with yummy toppings,looks delicious Kavitha.

  19. That looks a cleaner German chocolate cake. I bet it WAS delicious too.

  20. wow...what a perfect brownie cake...I must missed this space for a lot...Great job,kavita..

  21. hello mrs. kavita, Lovely cake. Looks very delicious.
    Thank you very much for visiting my blog and the lovely comments. I was about to grow horns on my head :)
    Anyway nice knowing your daughter is studying art. that has been my dream forever, but till now it is just that, a dream. But i am a optimist.
    Keep visiting and keep commenting. thank you once again.

  22. Wow looks super yum...esp the topping

  23. This looks quite delicious! first time on your blog - tres cool :-)


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