21.10.2013 - Batam. I love chocolate cake. 2 days ago i made a chocolate cake from a steamed chocolate cake recipe. I absolutely love it but however, i still wanna eat a real good chocolate cake.
This is the chocolate cake i first made on the 22.01.2010, i gather several recipes into this one recipe below
I still remember how delicious, soft and moist this cake was. I decorated with chocolate buttercream frosting and pistachio nuts
So i remember i have ever made one in 2010, it was a recipe i adopted from woman's weekly but i do alot of adjustment from one recipe to another and came out my own recipe, i like to do ingredients comparison and amount and so i put it into one recipe and do my baking. It is hard work. But worth all my time reading, comparing and gathering so many chocolate recipes into one good recipe. This recipe created not like other chocolate cake which put every ingredients in one bowl mixed and baked that easy. This recipe need some extra work which is separate egg yolks and white. beat separately. I used this method so as i want my cake to rise beautifully full but remain dense and moist not dry like sponge cake, and it work, rise beautifully! lol...
It turn out good anyway and i still kept the recipe with me. and here again i bake for the 2nd time. It is really so delicious.
The should look as good as my first chocolate cake pic above, dark and chocolaty but the camera snap turn out my cake not much the same, probably the lighting/ flash. anyway, i love this cake. My house smells so chocolate when the cake almost cooked. I am happy to share this recipe before i lost it. :)
100g dark chocolate chopped, melted
185g butter, melted
2 1/4 cups cake flour (sieve ) / Self-Raising Flour
1/2 x 2 tsp baking powder ( sieve ) = 1/8 tsp
1/3 cup coco powder ( sieve ) 1/3 cup = 4tsp
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup fresh milk , room temperature
1 1/3 cup brown sugar ( if use granulated sugar reduce amout of sugar to 1 1/4 cup )
4 eggs, separate, room temperature
1) Sieve flour, coco powder & baking powder put aside, Melt chocolate put aside
2) Melt butter put aside
3) Beat egg white until ribbon stage until stiff and put aside,
4) Separate egg yolks & white, Beat egg yolks with half sugar till fluffy
5) fold in flour into beated egg yolks, mix a little, fold in melted chocolate, butter, warm water and milk. Fold in egg white mix well.
6) bake 180c-200c, 60mins. ( after 25 mins cover with aluminium foil to avoid burn ) i put cake bake in center of oven.