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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dark Chocolate Cake

I baked this cake for my nephew's Christmas eve gathering with his Sixth Former friends.   His friends told him 'Nice Cake'.  A very strong chocolaty cake, good for afternoon tea.  Can dust some icing sugar on top of slices of cake for added sweetness.
[use 8" square tin - line the base with greaseproof paper and greased the sides lightly]
150 gm cooking dark chocolate
100 gm butter
100 ml milk
50 gm cocoa powder - sifted
60 gm plain flour - sifted
5 egg yolks 
  1. Preheat oven at 180 degrees C.
  2. Melt butter and chocolate together in a double boiler until soft and smooth [I steamed for 10 minutes].  Stir in milk and set aside to cool.
  3. Add egg yolks to cooled chocolate mixture in a mixing bowl.  Beat to mix well and lightly fold in sifted flours.   Set aside.
5 egg whites
1 tsp cream of tartar
150 gm castor sugar
  1. Whisk egg whites until frothy.  Add in cream of tartar and continue to whisk until foamy.
  2. Add in sugar in 3 batches and whisk continuously until stiff.
  3. Mix egg whites into egg yolk mixture in 3 batches.
  4. Pour batter into baking tin.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until cooked.  Test with a skewer.
  6. Remove to cool on a wire rack.  Unmold and slice into pieces to serve.



Phong Hong said...

Wah, this is nice! It is very rich in the chocolate content. Kimmy, I will bake this cake this weekend!

kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, dust some icing sugar over the cooled cake, it's lovely. I ate only the cake edges while slicing it cos' it's for my nephew's party. Probably, I bake again for my family to enjoy.

Esther Lau said...

Chocolate cake is one of my favorite cake. Kimmy, you baked it so well !

kimmy said...

Hi Esther, thanks for the comment. I've bookmarked some of your recipes. They look good.

Cheah ~ No-Frills Recipes said...

This cake looks delicious. Your nephew is very lucky to have an accommodating baking aunt!

kimmy said...

Hi Cheah, thanks, my nephews are very close to this auntlah. I never say no to their requests for food. Today my nephew asked if I can prepare Honeydew Sago dessert for him...Yes or No...Guess

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