Chocolate and Peach Cake is delicious chocolate cake covered with ganache and finished with some tinned peaches and swirls of cream .

Chocolate and Peach cake was made last year on our holiday to London . I baked the cake at a relative’s house . They love eggless bakes , but don’t get them easily . When I offered to bake they were more than happy . We had to get almost all the supplies from the store , but it was fun . Back home we realised we didn’t have a baking tin , so we baked the cake in a baking dish . Anyways the cake turned out nice and moist , I frosted it with ganache , but had no time for it to sit and become thick , so as soon as both the cake and ganache came to room temperature , I just poured it over the cake . We had a can of peaches , so used those over the cake . We piped out some cream swirls and were done .

The cake was served immediately , since it was so fresh it got over in a jiffy and I felt I should have baked two cakes , so that they could have used the second one a little later . The chocolate and Peach combo tasted heavenly , a little cream on the side made it a perfect dessert and I could see many happy faces .

Chocolate and Peach Cake

Chocolate and Peach Cake


Ingredients


1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder + 1/2 tsp coffee powder
1 cup yogurt
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup cooking oil
1 tsp vanilla essence

Frosting


Ganache

Method


Sieve the flour and cocoa and keep aside .
Cream sugar and curd till sugar has completely dissolved .
Add baking powder and baking soda and mix well.
Keep aside for 5 minutes till bubbles are formed .
Add cooking oil and vanilla essence and mix well .
Gradually add the flour and cocoa mix and blend with wet ingredients .
Beat well till creamy and thick .
Preheat oven to 200 deg C for 10 minutes .
Meanwhile grease a baking tin , line it with a parchment and pour the prepared batter .
Bake for 10 minutes and then reduce the temperature to 180 deg C.
Now bake for 30 – 35 minutes or till a skewer comes out clean .
Let the cake cool for frosting .
Do not forget to remove the lined parchment paper .

 

Frosting


Ideally you should place the cake on a wire rack over a rimmed platter and pour your ganache evenly over the top of your cake until desired coverage is reached, but I just placed it on my platter and poured the ganache .
I added some tinned peaches and some fresh cream to the cake and it made a perfect dessert .

Our hosts were very happy ,enjoyed the eggless cake and couldn’t stop thanking me . It sure is a joy when someone appreciates your efforts .

Chocolate and Peach Cake

This is my post for Day 8 for Bakeathon.

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Chocolate and Peach Cake
Chocolate and Peach Cake is delicious chocolate cake covered with ganache and finished with some tinned peaches and swirls of cream .
Course Dessert, Tea Time
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 35 Minutes
Passive Time 2-4 Hours
Servings
Course Dessert, Tea Time
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 35 Minutes
Passive Time 2-4 Hours
Servings
Instructions
Cake
  1. Sieve the flour and cocoa and keep aside .
  2. Cream sugar and curd till sugar has completely dissolved .
  3. Add baking powder and baking soda and mix well.
  4. Keep aside for 5 minutes till bubbles are formed .
  5. Add cooking oil and vanilla essence and mix well .
  6. Gradually add the flour and cocoa mix and blend with wet ingredients .
  7. Beat well till creamy and thick .
  8. Preheat oven to 200 deg C for 10 minutes .
  9. Meanwhile grease a baking tin , line it with a parchment and pour the prepared batter .
  10. Bake for 10 minutes and then reduce the temperature to 180 deg C.
  11. Now bake for 30 - 35 minutes or till a skewer comes out clean .
  12. Let the cake cool for frosting .
  13. Do not forget to remove the lined parchment paper .
Frosting
  1. Ideally you should place the cake on a wire rack over a rimmed platter and pour your ganache evenly over the top of your cake until desired coverage is reached, but I just placed it on my platter and poured the ganache .
  2. I added some tinned peaches and some fresh cream to the cake and it made a perfect dessert .
Recipe Notes

Chocolate and Peach Cake

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14 thoughts on “Chocolate & Peach Cake”

  1. Haha I like that you didn’t even spare the time while on vacation! I wouldn’t even cook! If anybody asks me to do anything, I do it with a grumpy heart, somehow don’t like cooking or baking during that time, and unfortunately maybe because of the thought, I end up spoiling my dish. :/ I love how that cake looks and the peaches are like crown…

  2. Such a pretty gorgeous cake, i have never combined both chocolate and peach together in cake, now am very much tempted to give a try. Sounds like an interesting combination to bake some beauties without any fail. Love the way you have decorated the cake.

  3. That cake must have been a treat for your relatives and if I am not wrong. they must have tried baking it later too. Peaches, ganache and whipped cream must have made it a decadent dessert.

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