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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Death by Chocolate Cake: Happy Birthday Abu ! :3


  Alhamdulillah, two days ago was my second brother's birthday. I think he's now 24, but I'm not entirely sure. :/ With so many siblings, it's no surprise if I  I don't remember even their birth dates. *but I do. Saya adik/kakak yang baik hee*  

Anyway, I remember promising to bake him loads of cakes and desserts because long ago he bought me two awesomely awesome cookbooks. One on pastry, and the other
on wicked desserts. I have, since, baked loads of cakes and cookies, and he ate them all, but he kept saying 
"mana kek abang? Kata nak buat kek sedap sedap. " 

=,= Haih.

So here's to him. 
Happy *belated* birthday. :)

Death by Chocolate Cake. 
Simple and so easy, you'd miss out on such a treat if you don't try this.
I got this recipe from my friend, who got it from My friend have baked this moist, heavenly luscious cake twice now, and she only got the recipe last month. Gila semangat memasak dia tu. Bravo ! :D Check out how hers turned out here.

Death by Chocolate Cake.
2 cups of blended sugar
2 cups of flour, sifted
3 eggs, grade A
1 cup of cocoa powder
1 cup of evaporated milk
1 cup of cooking/ olive oil / melted butter
1 cup of hot water
1 tsp soda bicarbonate 
1 tsp baking powder 
essence of vanilla 

. preheat the oven at 150/160'c.
. beat the eggs and sugar, then add in the evaporated milk. You can use cream for this too, to really give you cake depth. But evaporated milk is much cheaper choice, if you're on a tight budget.
. add in the melted butter, or cooking oil if you prefer. I do like the flavour and richness the butter gives, so I used that. One cup equals 250g of solid butter.
. Fold in the sifted cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and soda. Mix through. It's a quite thin mixture, so make sure there's no lumps of cocoa powder.
. Add in the hot water gradually, mixing well while doing so.
. Line your baking dish with baking paper, or grease the bottom and sides and dust some flour for the same non stick effect.  
. Pour your cake mixture in, and bake for 1 hour on 150'c. 
The original recipe uses a higher temperature. But I wanted the cake to be as moist as possible, and the best way to get it is to use a lower heat. But using lower heat makes the cooking time stretch a bit. If you're not happy with waiting too long, you can use 170'c, bake for about 45 minutes.
When it's done and cooled, you can frost it which ever way you prefer, with chocolate butter cream and chocolate ganache, or whipped cream mixed with some chocolate in between, and chocolate ganache on top. 

For the chocolate ganache, melt some good quality chocolate with some cream in a double boiler and add a bit of butter to give it a shiny finish. 

If you want to sandwich the cake with some whipped cream, whip some cream until soft peaks form, and add a bit of the chocolate ganache in until you get the desired sweetness. I also scatter some toasted sunflower seeds on top of the whipped cream.

For another rich, chocolate cake, you can also  try this.

                                                                    tak pakai mixer pon haa :D
                                                 mix well and through.

                                                               voila ! :D

Have fun trying this one out, yes. :)
And until the next, I wish you well.


  1. finally..ko buat jugak.... huahahhaha..amacam??

  2. SEDAP WEHHH MOIST. Then dia senang gila wat, tak bazir masa. Aku tak pakai mixer pun beat :D


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