Wednesday, April 30

Baking My First Chocolate Cake

I didn't want to blog about this due to embarrassment. But I realised that it has been some time since I stopped writing about my kitchen adventure. During my "younger" years, I did try to post the dishes I cook, as I learn them. Check out my Ugly Cooking Episodes here *Flashback to year 2010*. 

LOL (Damn embarrassing). Ahhh.. looking back at my old blog post, I realised that I have learnt and progressed so much in the kitchen department. I am regularly cooking now, and my food, have garnered quite a number of audience *self-delusion fantasy*

Besides being seriously talkative and friendly, I have never possessed any talents. Cooking and baking is definitely not what I am born to do. My mom gave me an old electrical round, oven. Initially, I used the oven to roast some Chicken (note: never managed to get a nice-looking roasted chicken, but tastewise is OK). Then I thought I'd try to do some baking.

My previous history of baking was using a premix + rice cooker. I read somewhere over the internet that rice cooker can be used to bake cakes. THE RESULT: BURNT CAKE, and smelly house (because I can't differentiate whether the cake is done or burnt LOL..moral of the story, don't bake chocolate cake if you are a noob). The second attempt, I try to make a butter sponge cake, but the recipe is too buttery...YUCKS!

So, I told myself. No more premix! Mix my own ingredients and start from scratch!

Recipe: Simple Chocolate Cake (source: Delicious Magazine UK)


** For Cake** 
225g butter
180g castor sugar (I reduced the sugar)
4 eggs
100g self-raising flour
1 tbsp baking powder
2 tbsp cocoa powder
a little bit of milk

** For Icing** (I followed the recipe straightly and too much chocolate icing is produced. The icing is also too sweet so I suggest to taste the icing from time to time)
100g butter
100g dark chocolate
80g icing sugar

Before you start with Step 1, PREHEAT , and grease the oven at 180 deg C.

Step 1: Butter + Castor Sugar = beat till fluffy

Step 2: Add eggs 1 by 1

Step 3: Sift the flour + cocoa powder + baking powder add inside the mixture

Step 4: add a little of milk to get a consistent drop.

Step 5: pour the mixture into the baking pan (with baking paper), which had been greased previously. Bake for 20-30 minutes.

While waiting for the cake to bake, you can melt the dark chocolate + butter + icing sugar. Beat it using the mixture until it is fluffy.

Ta daaaa!!! HAHAHA.... Seriously I'm so embarrassed to post this that I am gonna dig a hole and bury my head in. This must been the ugliest chocolate cake you've ever seen!

But, don't underestimate my chocolate cake. It has been a best seller in my house. I baked two times of the same recipe (due to the leftover chocolate icing).

For a cost price of RM20, I think it's a cake worth baking. It's really suitable for a home tea session, or gatherings. I guess, I will continue to bake more in the future for fun...

My next project, I'm going to try roasting Chinese Roast Pork aka the famous "Siu Yuk" this weekend. Well, I'll update you how it goes ^^



atreyustrange said...

ZOMG looks delicious! :O

Amelia said...

Hi, this is my first visit... happen to be busybody around, discover your blog. That chocolate cake of yours look awesome, love the tempting ganache. With that scoop of ice cream, it definitely to die for kind. :))

Have a nice day.

MsXeRoZ Nicole said...

=) Thanks for visiting. Ya the chocolate ganache was what that makes the chocolate cake tasty. I've been reusing this recipe several times already.