Posts Tagged ‘chocolate cake’

Seah Street Deli.

December 19, 2008

This beautiful deli is situated at Raffles Hotel, at the corner just across Seah Street. Moses and I went there for one of his favourite cakes: The Chocolate Decadent Cake. I assure you, it is not for the faint hearted and you’ve got to really be in the appetite for super rich chocolate. It was such as huge slice at S$14 (inclusive of taxes and service charge).

Check it out.
 

What I love about this place most is its ambience. The way it makes me feel like I’ve escaped back to New York City (where delis are plenty), in the winter (strong air-conditioning inside) and enjoying some good American soul food (large portions). Moses and I found it queer that these two men finished up their main courses and left, while we were still struggling to finish our chocolate cake. 🙂
 

And I was pleased with this jukebox standing at one corner. I love things of the good ol’ days.
 

*Dances to “Let’s Stay Together” in my head.

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Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe.

June 9, 2008

This dark chocolate cake recipe from all recipes was fabulous. Next time I’d remember to take the pastry chef’s comment on beating the egg yolks and whites separately with some of the sugar – I’m sure this would make it more fluffy. In addition, I would take Sherene’s advise and use melted dark chocolate instead of cocoa powder and boiling water. Hey at least I used the best Hershey’s cocoa powder, haha.

Each step was done from scratch with love. Baking makes me feel at ease and happy. 🙂

The measurement of butter and the cocoa mixture cooling down.

Empty cupcake holders, waiting to be filled with chocolate goodness. 😛

The sugar glistering amongst its butter friend, just before getting better acquainted with each other.
 

More measurements of the flour mixture and egg.
 

Tadah, out came 50 mini-cupcakes. Moist and delicious. For those who have tried this (you know who you are), I hope you’ve enjoyed it!
 

p/s: I substituted the vanilla essence with Starbucks’ toffee nut syrup.

Social Media Breakfast At SMU.

March 29, 2008

I had a good time at today’s Social Media Breakfast event, held at SMU‘s student-managed cafe frujch. This purpose of this event was for fellow bloggers to get together and mingle.

And at breakfast, there were of course food.

We enjoyed sandwiches, chocolate cake and carrot cake.

Thanks to the organisers Daryl, Derrick and Sheylara for making this happen.

Chocolate Icing Recipe.

February 9, 2008

You can really do whatever you want to an Icing recipe to suit your preference. Here is my basic chocolate Icing recipe. It’s really easy, just 5 tiny ingredients and you’re good to go.

Chocolate Icing Recipe

Ingredients

1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (you may add more if you like)
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup of confectioner’s sugar (you may increase this according to the consistency you’re looking for)

Directions

1. In a large bowl, beat butter and cocoa together until well-combined.
2. Add milk and vanilla extract and beat till smooth.
3. Gradually beat in the confectioner’s sugar until your desired consistency is achieved.
4. Adjust with more milk, sugar, flour, if necessary.
5. Spread this beautiful icing onto your cake and serve.

Here’s how I decorated my cake in my previous post. This cake were for my cousins, during a picnic we had while watching Ballet Under The Stars. The cake was rich and Yum-O.

I topped off the icing with chocolate chips and dusted it lightly with confectioner’s sugar for a contrasting effect.

A close up view.

I welcome suggestions to make this recipe even better. 🙂

Extremely Rich & Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe.

February 8, 2008

Warning: This recipe is not for any chocolate lover, it is only for those who would die without the existence of chocolate and its goodness.

This is one of my favourite chocolate recipes, I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do. Here is the recipe for this luscious cake. I will be posting the icing recipe and display the finished cake, so do look out for it.

Extremely Rich & Moist Chocolate Cake (Serves 6)

Ingredients
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup white sugar (You may reduce this if you prefer it not to be too sweet)
2 small eggs
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup milk
1 & 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
A pinch of salt

Directions
1. Preheat oven at 175°C, grease and flour 2 cake tins with cocoa powder.
2. Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt into one bowl.
3. Cream butter and sugar with electronic mixer, until light and fluffy. Beat eggs in very slowly, one by one. Stir in vanilla extract.
4. Combine in flour mixture alternatively with milk, mixing until incorporated. Pour into the 2 cake tins.
5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or when a skewer comes out clean when poked into the middle of the cake.
6. Allow the cake to cool in the cake tin for 10 minutes before removing it to cool completely on a cooling rack.

Please note that the oven temperature and baking timing varies across ovens. Results for this cake will depend on the relationship you have with your oven. Here are some photos to guide you along.

The cake mixture waiting to be placed into my oven.

One layer of the cake cooling off on the cooling rack.

The 2 layers waiting to be iced.

Watch out for the rest of this post, for the icing recipe and finished cake.