Monday, June 13, 2011

Chocolate Cake

The original recipe for this chocolate cake did not have flour or almond meal in the cake which would result in a very light cake. I have tried adding a little flour or almond meal and like it this way as well. So you could try both and see which you prefer. 

190 g butter
300 g dark chocolate
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
6 eggs, separated
1/4 cup self raising flour or almond meal1 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar

2 tbsp cocoa
5 tbsp hot water
200g semisweet chocolate
1 1/2 cup cream
2 tbsp icing sugar
1/8 tsp salt


  1. Melt butter and chocolate in a bowl over hot water.
  2. Add vanilla extract and the egg yolks into the chocolate mixture.
  3. Fold in the flour or almond meal.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites adding sugar and cream of tartar gradually to stiff peak.
  5. Fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture.
  6. Fold in the rest of the egg whites.
  7. Divide the mixture into 2 and pour into 2 buttered trays.
  8. Bake for 30-40 minutes until cooked through. Cool before frosting.
  9. For frosting: 
    • Mix cocoa with hot water. 
    • Melt chocolate in a bowl over hot water. 
    • Mix cocoa into chocolate. 
    • Whipped cream with icing sugar until soft peaks. 
    • Fold the cream into chocolate. Use to layer the cake and around cake.


Argus Lou said...

Hi, Yok Sim. It's great to see you blogging again. I didn't know 'coz I haven't blogged for almost a year. Facebook keeps me connected to friends all over the world. Are you on it as well? How are you?
Regards, JY

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