Saturday, December 18, 2010

Devil's Chocolate Cake

Today was great saturday. U know why? because i successfully baked my first ever devil's chocolate cake n i got already my dslr camera yesterday. Alhamdulillah..n now he's in action already [my Bb] ;-P
Despite my heart still hurt n now i was torn into pieces but i managed bake a delish cake. It was great moment while i'm baking smthng, i forget my sadness and my focus only to make a nice and wonderful sweet treat ;-)

I adapted this recipe from this blog - Goodfood. At first so scared if it wont turn out well. But thanks god, my cake baked nicely in the oven and i managed to decorate it with yummy chocolate ganache,creame cheese n some chocolate flakes and almond nibs.
So here the recipe, n i tell u guys, u wont regret it! U all sure will like 'em ;-D

u must use a good quality baking chocolate thn only it taste divine and delish ;)


2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup cocoa [ i used Van Houten/Hershe]
11/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 salt
1/2 stick/114 gm butter,softened [ unsalted butter]
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
3 large eggs
11/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
11/2 cups buttermilk [i mix 1 cup fresh milk with 3 tsp lemon juice,stir until well blend n let it set for 10 mins] or u can use sour cream/yogurt
1/2 cups warm water

How to make ;-)
1- Preheat oven to 350 degree f or 180'c.
2- Butter or spray 2 - 9x2 inch round cake pans.[ Mine, i used one only- 23 cm cake pan].
3- Sift flour,cocoa,baking powder,baking soda n salt together in a large bowl - set aside.
4- Using an elektric mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter n sugar together until creamy. Scrape down bowl with a rubber spatulla.
5- Add eggs one at a time, then add vanilla n beat on high speed until light n fluffy.
6- Turn mixer to low speed n add dry ingredients , alternatively with liquid ingredients. Scraping as needed between addition. Mix until batter is smooth with no lumps.
7- Pour the batter equally into prepare pan.
8- Bake for 35-45 mins at 160'C [my oven small size - it's depend on ur oven size]

250gm cream cheese [room temp]
125gm butter [room temp]
1 cup icing sugar - sifted
1 tsp vanilla
juice of a squeezed slice of lemon, to rid the cheese taste.

beat cream cheese n butter, just until creamy add the icing sugar, vanilla and lemon juice.

-Chocolate Ganache-
200 ml double cream
250gm dark chocolate,chopped finely
a pinch of salt

1- In a double boiler, warm double cream until just at boiling point, add chopped chocolate,salt n stir.
2- When chocolate is melted remove frm the heat n continue stirring until well mixed.
3- Cool cake completely,slice cake through the middle to make two layers, spread the creame cheese frosting onto each layers n pour cool ganache on top of the cake.

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