Sunday, February 9, 2014

Chocolate Heaven

I spent the last weekend at home with my family around me. And since I neither had to work nor did I have a lot to study I decided to bake and bake and bake!! In the end we ended up with two cakes (Devil’s Food Cake and an Eggnog Cake), one layer cake (Carrot Ricotta Cake) and 18 cinnamon chocolate chocolate chip cookies. All my mum said was “Who’s going to eat all of this?” Well, friends, family, grandparents, neighbors, co-workers, etc. And I was right, people ate all of it!!
So today I will give you the recipe for the best chocolate cake ever!! For last year’s birthday I got the Magnolia Bakery cookbook from my lovely Au Pair friends and since then I use it quite often since the recipes are easy and the things always turn out pretty good. Anyway, I made Devil’s Food Cake without frosting or glaze because I feel that the cake itself tastes just wonderful!! This cake is so easy and you always have the ingredients on hand, so it’s great if you have people for afternoon coffee or tea over. IMG_0217IMG_0219Ingredients:
  3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
3 eggs (separated)
1 1/2 cups (150 g) butter
2 cups brown sugar
8 oz (220 g) chocolate (the darker the better)
2 cups milk
1/2 a vanilla bean
1. Over medium heat melt the chocolate. In a bowl cream together butter and sugar and vanilla.
2. Separate eggs: add the yolks to the butter mixture and beat the whites until stiff.
3. Add the melted chocolate to the butter mixture.
4. Mix together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
5. Combine flour-mixture, butter-mixture and milk.
6. Now fold the egg-whites carefully under the batter.
7. In a greased baking dish bake at 180°C (350°F) for about 50 minutes.
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Stay tuned, later this week I will give you the recipe for some awesome cinnamon chocolate cookies!!

1 comment:

  1. I discover Magnolia Bakery three months ago, only. Exactly when I moved here in Doha! So I could check if they have that recipe book! This cake is amazing, just looking your photo!
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