Monday, July 23, 2007

Light & Airy Cake

I made this cake twice (by the time this entry made ;p). 1st attempt was when my girl co-workers gave a long (yes, it’s a long one dear, from 1pm to 6.30pm) visit to my house then they said they wanted me to show them how to make a delicious cake. They pointed this recipe that I couldn’t be more agreed that the picture on Chocolate book looked so tempting. Skimmed all the ingredients that thankfully all were available in Meine Kleine Küchen, thus the chocolate cake regime began. :p

The result was ok though, the cake rise beautifully, the texture was spongy but not so “chocolaty” like the picture in the book shown, the chocolate flavor didn’t taste so rich than I realized that I completely skipped one process which was combining the hot water first with cocoa powder until pasta-like form then fold in to the rest of mixture! Instead, I just combined the ingredients altogether… 2nd attempt was better with richer chocolate flavor, I followed the instruction as well as been told on the recipe, ;p In the nutshell, for the 1st recipe attempt, just stick to the rules written there baby!! *LOL*

No further agogo, here is the recipe:

Light and Airy Cake
Recipe by Trish Deseine

Serves 8
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes

1 handheld electric mixer
2 shallow cake pans, 8 inches in diameter

1 cup unsalted butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugars
4 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup cocoa powder, combined with
¼ cup hot water
2 teaspoons baking powder

Preheat the oven to 350°F

Grease and flour all the cakes pans

Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat with electric mixer to form a smooth dough. Transfer the mixture to the baking pans and bake for 25 minutes. The top of the cakes should be soft to the touch. Remove from the oven, allow to cool for a few minutes, then turn out to a wire rack.

Decorate with whipped cream, jam or butter cream.

I should say that this recipe is extremely easy to make yet the result is superb. Use a good quality of cocoa powder for a chocolicious cake. :)

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