Hi! Remember in the previous post that this week was going to be a storm...indeed...literally it rained cats and dogs over the weekend and I had to prepare large orders of macarons! It was hell!And, I think where I live that is almost at the collar of Banjaran Titiwangsa, the lush greenery surrounding my house helped contribute to extra moist...hence, from any batch of macarons, there were cracked ones...grrr....anyway...we'll wait and see the outcome of that all ya!
Here, I wanted to talk a little about the Devil's Food Chocolate Cake (and not Devil's Cake...please!Like some people call this cake!) and my colleague, our intern who came all the way from Hamburg, Germany....one I call SHbredow!
SHbredow, or Stefan will complete his internship with our division next week...he was to learn and familiarise himself with all he legalities knowledge in technology, telco and media (his chosen core).Instead, I think he got more than that...he could go home and start a food journal, a food blog of somesort, hehe.....we the legal eagles just love love to eat! And, thank god for Stefan, he has a natural penchant and is very adventurous with food! Think we got him to taste all the delicacies that one considers a must while in Malaysia! And...SHbredow in return, and while his boss came visiting got me some good ...err excellent chocolate from Germany.....hmm...am thinking of ways and means to slowly consume them to last till the time hubs and I visit the Eastern Europe!
So....I decided to make this cake...to me a classic, but to some people here another chocolate moist cake or a Devil Cake....well...even if you wish to plagiarise, name the cake correctly, please!
This cake is an all time favourite amongst those lovely people who orders from me, it is a best seller! And, due to overwhelming requests, I'm putting the recipe again! I got this recipe from Shelly Kaldunski book on Cupcakes. Shelly is a freelance food stylist and a baking and pastry consultant in California and is a food consultant with Martha Stewart Living...so, please please give all the credits to her!
....and so, here goes Devil's Food Chocolate Cake....
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup granulated sgar
1/2 cup brown sugar...thank god for this! i love brown sugar!
4 tbsp butter
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup lukewarm water
1/4 cup buttermilk
1.Warm your oven at 160C, prepare your baking tin...I decided to double this recipe and bake in a 9x12 inches tray and slice the cake!
2.Sift flour,cocoa powder, salt, bicarbonate soda in a bowl.
3.Whisk butter and sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy, add egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
4.Add the flour mixture in 3 additions alternating with water and buttermilk, beating on low speed until just combined. Pour in cake tin.
5.Bake for about 35 minutes. Serve with Chocolate Ganache.
I got 24 slices from this tray...brought 16 slices to my office, and the rest were left at home...SHbredow smiled from ear to ear when he got the cakes....and now that the volcanoes are erupting again in Europe, he's thinking that this would be his good excuse to overstay...haha, his visa is expiring on 31st May! Well, Bredow, bring your girlfriend and be our neighbours :p!