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Friday, October 30, 2009

Chocolate Lovers

Friday, October 30, 2009

For all chocolate lovers out there, here's a recipe that is worth trying.

This recipe has been tried and tested and it's simply superb! The best part of this recipe is that if you fall into the group of people where you want to try your hand at baking but don't want to go through all the hassle of beating the sugar and butter with a cake mixer because you are just simply too lazy to wash up, or if you don't have a cake mixer (go get one!) well..here's THE recipe which you might just want to try. No cake mixer is required or any whipping is needed. You just dump everything together and stir to combine. As easy as A, B, C. If this is not easy enough for you, then.....(gosh!)

I baked this cake last night and did some decoration to it too for my son's children party at school today. This Chocolate Mud Cake is not too heavy but rich enough and moist to have the 'muddy' texture. Even after a hearty meal, you will not be able to resist a second helping of this cake. Belief me! I have proof for that! Here's the recipe and for the decoration, you can view my video via youtube from the link which I've attached below. But I must warn you! You may get distracted by my daughter in the video cos' she's simply adorable!



Chocolate Mud Cake
1 1/3 cups self-raising flour
1/3 cup plain flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1 cup castor sugar
200 g butter
250 g dark chocolate, break into pieces
1/3 cup hot water
3 eggs

Icing:
200 g dark chocolate
100 g unsalted buter
2 tbsp cream

1. Preheat oven to 160C. Brush a deep 23cm round or square cake tin with melted butter or oil. Line base with paper, grease.
2. Sift the flours and cocoa into a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center.
3. Combine sugar, butter, chocolate and water in a medium pan. Stir over low heat until butter and chocolate have melted and sugar has dissolved; remove from heat.
4. Add butter mixture and eggs to dry ingredients. Stir with wooden spoon until ingredients are just combined; do not overbeat.
5. Pour mixture into prepared tin and bake for about 1 1/2 hrs or until cake is done.
6. Stand cake in tin for 20mins before turning onto wire rack to cool.
7. To make icing: combine chocolate, butter and cream in small pan. Stir over low heat until chocolate and butter have melted; remove from heat. Cool.
8. Spread the icing over cake.

And for the decoration part, here's the link. If this link doesn't work, just log-in to youtube from google, then search by typing 'straitsbakes'.......happy watching!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAvsj_uvOac

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=764CM68goPg

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