- Maida (All purpose flour)- 2 cups
- Cocoa powder – 1 cup
- Powdered sugar – 1 cup
- Milk – 1 cup
- Butter/ ghee -1/2 cup
- Baking powder – 1.5 tsp
- Baking soda – 1 tsp
- Salt – 1 pinch
In a mixing bowl, take maida, cocoa powder,salt, baking soda and baking powder. Mix it with a spoon properly. Now strain the mixture twice with a strainer so that the powders mix properly.
In a mixing bowl,take lukewarm butter or ghee. Add powder sugar into it and mix well. Now add the powder mixture into. Add lukewarm milk into the bowl and mix gently so that no lumps are formed. Keep stirring the mixture for sometime till it gets dropping consistency.
Preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 180 degree Celsius. Take the baking trey or any cake pan of your preferred shape. Grease the inside with little butter so that cake comes out clean after baking. Now transfer the cake batter into it and put inside the oven for baking.
Bake it at 170 degree C for 20 minutes by keeping the trey in the middle rack with both side (upper & lower) baking on. Check if the cake is cooked properly by inserting a knife. If the knife comes out clean, the cake is done. Otherwise cook it for 10 more minutes at 150 degree C. Now check again if it is done.
When it is done, switch off the oven. But keep the cake inside the oven for some more time. Enter a knife at the edges of the cake to remove it cleanly. Take a plate. Put the baking trey upside down and pat it gently. The cake will be transferred to the place very easily. Now cut it into the shape of your choice and serve.
Note: You can put a butter paper at the base of the cake pan to remove the cake very easily from the pan to plate.