It is our anniversary today….I have spent the best 7 years of my life with Mohit….He has always been there whenever I needed him and stood like my backbone for whatever I did…He have very patiently handled my temper tantrums and given me his credit cards for my shopping sprees… lol…….And moreover he was the one who encouraged me to write this blog and sat with me for hours to  make my space…..I am truly blessed to have him as my life partner……What better way to celebrate this wonderful day with a beautiful cake….I have bookmarked the rose design from http://iambaker.net sometime back and decided to do it for this day….The chocolate cake is my very old basic chocolate sponge recipe….

All you need is

For the chocolate sponge

All purpose flour-13 cup
Cornflour-1 tbsp
Cocoa powder-2 tbsp
Granulated sugar-12 cup
Eggs-3

For soaking syrup

Water-14 cup
Sugar-14 cup
Rum-2 tsp

For the frosting

Heavy whipping cream-4 cups
Confectioner’s sugar-2 cups
Vanilla extract-1 tsp

Method of preparation

For the chocolate sponge

Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees
Grease and line a 9″ cake pan
Sift together all purpose flour, corn flour and cocoa powder
Beat eggs and sugar till light and fluffy
Fold in the flour
Pour the batter in the prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes
Take out from the oven and cool in the pan for 5 minutes
Remove from the pan and cool on a wire rack
Cut into 2 layers

For soaking syrup

Mix water and sugar in a pan and boil till sugar is dissolved
Add rum when the mixture is cooled
Refrigerate till use

For the frosting

Add whipping cream, vanilla extract and sugar and whip till stiff peaks are formed

Assembling the cake

Put one layer of the cake on the cake board
Brush with soaking syrup
Put 2 cup of whipped cream and spread on top
Keep another layer of cake and brush with soaking syrup
Give a crumb coat to the cake
Cover the cake with the remaining cream and decorate as desired

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50 thoughts on “Basic chocolate sponge cake to a beautiful rose cake

  1. Lovely lovely cake Neha!! It’s simply beautiful! Congratulations on your 7th anniversary!! We share the same number of married years :) have a lovely day & a great year ahead!! Wish u many more beautiful moments with your husband! All the best!

  2. Wonderfully made cake. Loved the design and your patience. A very happy Anniversary and good luck for the year ahead Neha.

  3. Happy Anniversary Neha, wishing you more and more happiness and togetherness..Cake looks super elegant,pretty irresistible..

  4. That’s a bful,gorgeous,wonderfulllllllllll cake neha..no words to express..very very cleanly done..u r very talented,creative neha…ur husband is a lucky guy…
    U both make a perfect pair….lovely snap…touchwood…
    Wish a happy anniversary…may u both hv many many more years of unending togetherness filled with love,laughter &happiness…
    Enjoy a blissful married life..
    Hugs
    Best wishes always

    Sanyukta
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

  5. Mohit brought some cake in the office!
    We’re waiting for more of your decadent delicious delightful works!

  6. How did I miss that yesterday, Happy Belated Anniversary, Neha. “Yeh din har saal isse jyada khushiyan leker aaye”. When I first looked at the cake I though you ordered it. Then I read the whole post. I don’t know how the cake tasted because you have not shared it. But the roses look be..autiful.

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