Preparation time:30 mins Cooking time: 20mins Serves: 4 Recipe Ingredients: for Cake: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup butter, softened 1 cup packed light brown sugar 2 large eggs at room temperature 30 minutes 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 cup whole milk Recipe Method: Preheat oven to 175°C with rack in middle. Butter bottom and side of pan, then line bottom with a round of parchment. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. Beat together butter and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, then beat in vanilla. Reduce speed to medium-low and add flour mixture and milk alternately in batches, beginning and ending with flour mixture (batter will appear curdled). Transfer batter to cake pan and smooth top. Bake until cake begins to pull away from side of pan and a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool cake in pan 5 minutes, then invert onto a rack and cool completely, about 1 hour. Recipe Ingredients: for the Chocolate Sauce 1 cup. whipped cream cheese ½ cup granulated sugar 3 cups dark compound chocolate (melted) Assorted Sprinkles, Gems You will also need lollipop sticks / toothpicks / Satay Sticks Recipe Method: Crumble the cake with hands or food processor, and put crumbs into a large bowl. Combine ½ cup chocolate, whipped cream cheese, and sugar in a medium bowl. Mix this mixture into the cake crumbs thoroughly. Form 1 tbsp-sized balls, and stick onto lollipop sticks. Roll the cake balls in the melted chocolate. Then dip in sprinklers and freeze for approximately 30 minutes to harden shell.
Life always gives big opportunities in the form of small hints. The big move in Pankaj Bhadouria’s life came with a small step when she decided to leave her successful teaching career spanning over 16 years and enter India's 1st televised cookery reality show - MasterChef India on the leading GEC - Star Plus.
And as they say, fortune favours the brave, Pankaj went on to become a worthy winner and with it India's first ever MasterChef.
The comfort of the classroom gave way to the adulations, accolades and a host of achievements. Pankaj hosted her first cookery show - "Chef Pankaj ka Zayka" on Star Plus during Sep-Oct 2011 where she showcased her passion for cooking. The success of this daily show added another flavor to her sweet success.