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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Chocolate Cake

My 2nd attempt on a cake. I was satisfied with the outcome and everybody seemed to like it. Here's the recipe I used:

Butter - 250g
Castor sugar - 1 3/4 cups
Eggs - 5
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
Cocoa powder - 3/4 cup
Cake flour - 2 cups
Sodium bicarbonate - 1/2 tsp
Chocolate milk - 1 cup

Chocolate glaze:
Semi-sweet chocolate chips - 1/2 cup
Confectioner's sugar - 1 cup
Butter - 6 tsp
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
Milk - 1/2 cup

Beat butter and sugar until fluffy with a hand mixer.
Add eggs one by one, followed by vanilla essence.
Reduce mixer speed and add cake flour, cocoa powder and sodium bicarbonate.
Add chocolate milk to the mixture and mix until batter is smooth.
Heat the oven at 180'C for 5 minutes. Grease the cake pan with some butter and flour.
Pour mixture into the cake pan and bake for 45 minutes.
Once cake is done, remove from oven and leave to cool.
To prepare glaze, heat sugar, semi-sweet chocolate chips, butter, vanilla essence and milk using a double boiler. Stir till it forms a smooth mixture. Pour over cake and leave to set.
Slice cake and serve.


sara said...

dear, that cake is gorgeous! sedapnya. i feel like having a slice myself

Anonymous said...

Where is my share yah? Called you yesterday but no answer .....

My Kitchen and Me said...

Sara: tq, tq :) Lots more to learn abt baking.. I still prefer cooking..

Anonymous: Ok, I know this 'anonymous'. U called so late.. Anyway, I didn't realize u called til much later :) sorrie..

Anonymous said...

i m a person who dont really like to eat cake, but i have changed my mind after having a bite. It was awesome

My Kitchen and Me said...

Anonymous: Erm.. you must be someone from office then :p Anyway, thanks!

Jay said...

I would like to taste the cake again ;)