Congratulations India for winning an awesome match against Pakistan. While watching the match, I was working on this cake. When I saw India was about to win, I changed the plans and made this. Sending good wishes for finals.
I baked this cake yesterday night and refrigerated. Took a day off today to get some of the stuff around the house done. I also wanted to decorate that cake, had no idea what would be the decorations. Team India gave me good inspiration. We ate this cake as celebration.
It was a late night baking session yesterday. I started only at 10, after finishing all work and Ishaan went to bed. For once, I was not in a mood to click pictures, so I will post the pictorial when I make it again.
1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tea spn baking powder
1/4 tea spn salt
1 tea spn vanilla essence
1/2 cup water
1 cup sugar
2 tbl spn unsweetened cocoa powder
Preheat the oven at 325F for about 10mins.
Sieve together all purpose flour, baking powder and salt.
Separate egg yolks and whites.
Beat egg yolks until light. Gradually add in sugar and beat. Add vanilla essence, water and beat.
In a separate bowl, beat egg whites till soft peaks form. Keep aside.
Now add dry ingredients to egg yolk mixture and mix. Fold in egg whites very slowly.
Divide the batter into two equal parts (it need not be exact half). Mix cocoa powder in one part.
Grease a baking dish. Put one big spoonful of one type of batter and put another type of batter next to it. Keep repeating (it need not be in any particular pattern and don’t worry if both get mixed, when the cake is baked, it will have two colors). Bake for about 45mins or till done.
This can be served as it is.
I wanted the cake to be moist. So I heated 1/4 cup of water with 1 tbl spn sugar till it is little warm (20sec in microwave). Now soaked the cake with syrup.
For decorations, I used whipped cream and store bought buttercream icing.