Tuesday, January 31, 2012

.:devil's choc cake:.

peace be upon u & hello

i know...i know. im late in posting this entry. sorry, cant help it. down with flu+cough+slight fever. tu yang lembap sikit. but better late than never right? after all i already promise. so once i promise, inshaAllah, i surely will fulfill.

i've tried few recipes for devil's choc cake. among all, this i love the most. sorry couldnt remember where did i got this recipe. and of course, i did omit here & there base on my own liking (kurang manis la tu). so, have a try (tak susah mana pun). good luck!

*2 cups pastry flour (i use red roses flour & super fine)
*3/4 cup cocoa powder (i use van houten)
*1 & 1/2  tsp soda bicarbonate
*1/2 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted pure creamy butter (i use tatura)
2 cups castor sugar (i use 1&3/4 cups)
4 eggs (grade A, make sure u guys basuh bersih-bersih ya)
1/2 cup + 2oz buttermilk
1/2 cup + 2oz brewed coffee (i use gold blend nescafe)
1 tsp vanilla essence

1. sift all * ingredients & mix them well. then put aside
2. cream butter & castor sugar till light & fluffy
3. add eggs one at a time
4. mix the buttermilk with vanilla essence and coffee
5. add in dry ingredients * into butter+sugar. alternate with liquid mixture (buttermilk+vanilla essence+coffee). make it 3:2 ratio and mix well
6. bake at 180degree for about 45mins or until a skewer/toothpick inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean
7. let the cakes cool for few mins in the pan. then take it out and place on wire rack

for cream cheese as the filling, i dont have any specific recipe. but normally cream cheese of mine as below

250gm cream cheese
60gm pure cream butter
100gm icing sugar (or maybe less as i dont like too sweet. so its up to u guys)
1. cream the cream cheese & butter till fluffy but dont over beat
2. add in icing sugar slowly and mix well

place the first layer. then spread the cream cheese filling (suka banyak, letak tebal-tebal). then spread choc ganache on top of the cream cheese filling. then put the second layer (if u have more than 2 layers, repeat the whole process). for final, u can either pour the runny choc ganache or frost the cake with 'hard' choc ganache or both!

till then, happy baking!!

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