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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Moist Triple Chocolate Cake

To celebrate my daughter birthday, I can't do her request to make Princess Barbie Cake.

The humidity is high about 90 percent, I can't decorate the cake using fondant but I promise her to make something I think she will love it very much.

This recipe I found here. Thank you to Lydia who share this recipe, the cake and the pictures are fabulous.

For this recipe, I made some changing here to adapt the kids health so I don't use instant coffee and adding good quality dark chocolate.

Ingredients :
  1. 100 grams caster sugar
  2. 4 small eggs yolk, 2 egg whites
  3. 140 grams all purpose flour (shift together with baking powder)
  4. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  5. 125 grams butter ( melt it together with dark chocolate)
  6. 50 grams dark chocolate (70 percent)
  7. 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • Grease the base of 24cm loose bottomed tin, line with baking parchment then grease one more time base and sides, coat with 1 teaspoon cocoa powder both base and sides then tip out any excess.

  • In medium bowl using electric mixer, mix caster sugar and eggs until fluffy and pale,

  • add flour, divide into 2 steps,

  • finally add melted buter and chocolate, mix well,

  • bake with preheated oven using 18o degree C about 30 minutes, let it cool.

Chocolate Paste :
  1. 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  2. 1/4 cup caster sugar
  3. 1/4 cup fresh milk
  4. 100 ml hot water
  • In medium bowl, put 1, 2, mix well, add , 3 and 4, mix well untill all combine, set aside.

Chocolate Ganache :

  1. 100 grams dark chocolate (70 percent)
  2. 20 grams unsalted butter
  • Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of hot water, remove from heat, stir until all melted and smooth, let it warm.

  • Decorate the chocolate cake with ganache, starting from top then to side, use all remaining chocolate to cover top and sides.
Tips :

Serve chocolate cake with a scoop of vanilla/chocolate ice cream.

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