Sunday, November 13, 2005

All-American Chocolate Cake

I baked an All-American Chocolate Cake. This cake recipe is absolutely the best.

Here is the recipe:

1) 230 grams unsalted butter
2) 300 grams castor sugar
3) 2 tablespoon vanilla essence
4) 3 eggs
5) 1/2 cup cocoa powder, sifted,
6) 1 cup hot water
7) 235 grams all-purpose flour
8) 1 tablespoon baking powder
9) 3/4 teaspoon salt
10) 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

1) 150 grams bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate
2) 3 tablespoons heavy cream
3) 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

1) Cream butter and sugar.

2) Add in vanilla essence and eggs one at a time.

3) Dissolve cocoa powder with water.

4) Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.

5) Add cocoa powder mixture and dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt) into batter, alternately.

6) Fold in walnuts.

7) Pour batter into 20-cm round cake pan lined with parchment paper.

8) Bake at 170 Celcius for 25 minutes or until skewer comes out clean when inserted into the cake. Allow the cake to cool before pouring the glaze.

9) To prepare glaze, mix chocolate, butter and heavy cream in a heat-proof bowl until dissolved.

10) Pour the slightly cooled glaze unto the cake and chill in the refrigerator.

Happy baking!


Anonymous sharon said...

I tried this All-American Chocolate Cake. It is not difficult to bake at all and it tasted delicious, very chocolaty, but I got cracks at the top of the cake.

How do I prevent this from happenning?

4:52 PM  

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