Valentine’s Day Special: Chocolate recipes!


Chocolate cake with icing

Recipe Courtesy Sweet Perfection-Home baker Penelope Fernandez


  • 75 ml Milk
  • 100 gm Curd
  • 100 gm Butter
  • 1 cup Maida Flour
  • 50 gm -Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 cup-Walnut chopped
  • 1 tsp-Soda Bicarbonate


  • 4 tbsp-Cocoa Powder
  • 50 gm-Butter (for icing)
  • 1/2 tin Sweetened Condensed Milk



  1. Grease and dust an 8” baking pan
  2. Preheat oven to 180oC.
  3. Sieve together maida, cocoa & baking soda (soda bicarbonate).
  4. Beat butter and Curd until light and creamy.
  5. Fold in the sieved ingredients, alternating with milk and Sweetened Condensed Milk.
  6. Fold in the chopped walnuts & pour into greased pan
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes
  8. Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes and remove onto a wire rack.
  9. For Chocolate Icing
  10. Mix together butter, cocoa, and sweetened condensed milk and beat well.
  11. Microwave for 20 seconds. Mix thoroughly.
  12. Spread over cake & leave to set.
  13. Slice &serve.

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