Sunday, January 12, 2014

Do you still remember my first post on this blog? I wrote about my first 3D cake for my brother in law's birthday. I made a pirate boat cake at that time using chocolate and vanilla cake. It was a hit and everybody liked it. I usually do not really like chocolate cake but I had to admit that this chocolate cake was great. Not too sweet and it has a bittersweet taste from the chocolate powder itself. No using instant chocolate paste or something like that. This cake goes very well with mocha butter cream or chocolate ganache.

This time i need to make chocolate cake in order to make a cake pop (going to make a post about it later). my daughter wants it  for her birthday treats. So, lets get started :)

Ingredients :

  • 128 grams (1 cup) all purpose flour
  • 200 grams (1 cup) granulated white sugar
  • 48 grams (1/4 + 1/8 cup) cacao powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 120 ml (1/2 ml) milk
  • 95 ml (1/4 ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup warm coffee 
Tip : for making warm coffee, dilute 1 tsp instant coffee powder into 1 cup hot water and let it cool for a bit before using it for making the cake.

Preparations :

  1. Preheat oven for 180 C (350 F)
  2. Prepare a pan (I'm using a rectangular 28x18 cm brownie pan) and line it with baking paper.
  3. In a bowl, mix sugar, flour, cacao powder, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add milk, oil, egg, and vanilla extract into those dry ingredients mixture.
  5. With a hand mixer, mix it together with medium speed until all the ingredients are mixed well.
  6. Reduce the speed, and add warm coffee carefully.
  7. Beat the batter again for another 1-2 minutes.
  8. Pour the batter into prepared baking pan and level the surface of the batter.
  9. Put it into preheated oven and bake it for about 30 minutes or until tooth pick comes out clean. 
Tip : If you want to make 2 layer cake, double the recipe and divide the batter evenly into 2 pans.

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