For all of you chocolate lovers, you are going to love this one I’m sure. It’s one that I would want to hide and keep….*big grin*. But no, there’s more joy in sharing with you my recipe. It’s really so easy that you will know how to make even if you have never baked before. This cake is very moist, chocolatey and not too sweet. you can call it brownie if you like. If you like it rich, pour a layer of ganache over it. That will take you to a higher level of chocolate heaven….*big smiles*.
I have been travelling quite a lot lately. I thought I would be like a free bird after my daughter got married but no, I was wrong. I seemed to be more busy. Anyway, it’s good to be busy than be bored with nothing to do. I had been away to visit my eldest daughter.
One thing I miss most when I travel is my kitchen! Weird huh. See, it’s hard when you are in someone else’s kitchen where you don’t have all your kitchen gadgets with you to cook and bake. That’s what happened when I visited my daughter recently. I thought it was already bad when I went back to Malaysia recently and did some baking in my in-law’s house. But this is a lot worse…..*sigh*. There was no weighing scale, no measuring cups and no measuring spoons. There’s a small baking tray and a pyrex bowl that I gave her last time…..*phew*. You can read more about my baking back in Malaysia recently here at Easy Kaya (Coconut Jam) Cake and My Memorable Trip Home (Cooking and Baking).
But well, no problem is a problem. I went to Asda and bought the cheapest whisk. It cost me 75p. My gosh….it looks so flimsy that I feel it would break anytime…..haha. But thank goodness, it didn’t….*big smiles*. I managed to make 3 cakes with some estimation using a drinking mug. My daughter’s housemates liked it very much but to me, I think it’s only sub standard…..*blushing*……hehe. See the 3 cakes below here! Sorry, won’t give you the recipes otherwise I’m going to end up with a barrage of complaints……*big grin*.
If you like coffee, I have an espresso coffee cake at Moist Chocolate Espresso Cake.
To cut the long story short, I visited my daughter again within a very short time. This time I brought along measuring cups and measuring spoons. My girl has been craving for chocolate cake. Of course I will make for her. One of her housemate’s mom was also there to visit her daughter and was very eager to learn to bake cakes. See, we are all awesome moms, visiting our girls to cook for them and cheer them up as they run the very final lapse of their course…..*big grin*. I guess all moms are superwomen. They are often pulled in different directions and still stay in one piece! Well, all mothers have a big heart and a strong inner strength to contain it all…….*big smiles*.
Teaching people how to cook and bake is just not in my bones. I tend to get stressed up and forget some ingredients……hmmm. But this one is super easy and I’m sure I’ll not forget the ingredients…..just melt, mix and bake and don’t talk too much…..*big grin*. Oh wait, if you can teach your zero-baking husband how to bake, you can teach anyone on earth, right?…..haha. I did that!!! And passed with flying colours, stress well under control….haha. You don’t believe? Check it out at Successful Baking Lesson For Zero Cook Husband.
Right, here’s the recipe for my super easy chocolate cake and how it went.
300g dark chocolate
Put butter and chocolate into a small pot and let it melt under low fire, stirring it every now and then. Remove from the fire when all is melted.
1C dark brown sugar
Put the eggs and sugar into a mixing bowl and whisk until well mixed. You don’t need to whisk until it rises. My flimsy whisk will definitely break if I do that….haha.
Add the butter and chocolate mixture to the egg mixture. Whisk just to mix.
1 pkt Dr Oetker baking powder (5g)
Add Ingredients C to the mixture above and gently mix until well combined. For your info, I have been using Dr Oetker’s baking powder and baking soda in packets when I travel. They come in SO handy. My daughter likes it very much because it’s so convenient to use.
Pour into a paper lined tin and bake at 200 degrees Celsius for about 15-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. The time depends on the depth of your baking tin. I always like to use a low tin as it bakes fast. The time also depends on the oven. I find the oven at my daughter’s place doesn’t bake evenly. Maybe I’m still not used to it. But nevertheless, the cake came out absolutely moist, chocolatey and delicious. My daughter said it’s the best. Her friend’s mom and her friends all liked it very much. I wish I can eat the whole tray without gaining weight! Just keep dreaming and don’t eat the whole tray……..haha
Well, it’s your turn to try this cake now. Let me know in the comment box below if you ever try. I’ll be so excited to know how you get along with it. I will be making it again soon to share with my friends.
Til then see you in my next post.
Quote of the day……
“Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want. “
- Margaret Young