Sunday, March 14, 2010

Rich Dark Chocolate Cake

Nobody can resist the temptation of a deliciously baked rich chocolate cake. If you love chocolates, this is a recipe you shouldn't miss. It is rich, moist, chocolatey and not too sweet to my liking.

Here are the easy steps off from the book of Cakes & Slices.

185g butter, chopped
250g dark chocolate chips

215g self raising flour (I use top flour)
40g unsweetened cocoa powder (sifted together with flour)

375g caster sugar (I use 350g)

3 eggs at room temperature, beaten

1. Preheat oven to 160deg C and lightly grease a 22cm cake tin.
2. Melt A in a bowl, over simmering water till butter and chocolate chips have melted
3. Combine A with C and D.
4. Add 250ml of water and mix well. Add the flour and cocoa mixture and stir till well combined.
5. Bake for 1 hr 30min (but i halved the portion in a smaller tin, so I baked for about an hour)

Chocolate Topping
20g butter, chopped
125g dark chocolate, chopped

1. Melt butter and chcolate chips in a bowl, over simmering water. Spread topping over cooled cake and decorate as you wish.


Kitchen Corner said...

Oh yes, I can't resist this one! Yum Yum!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jane,

yr chocolate cake looks good. with half the receipe, what will be the height?

Thks & regards

Cook.Bake.Love said...

It's so tempting.

Missy said...

HI All thanks.. its really rich and chocolatey ;)

Esther: I usually use my 18cm pan.. height roughly about 2-3cm? let me now if you have prob with the measurement. i will reconfirm.

tasteofbeirut said...

Sounds perfect; I love these chocolate cakes the best! They never fail and have a deep chocolate flavor; love the way yours turned out.

Missy said...

tks tasteofbeirut!

Celes Elysian said...

drool~~ im going to try this!!

Missy said...

yes yes pls try! n cut down the sugar :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Missy,

Love your blog and love your chocolate cake..It looks so tempting...Can I check with you if I could replace 250ml water with milk in your recept..
Many thanks in advance.
Best regards,

Missy said...

Karen, i seriously dont know what is the outcome if you were to replace water with milk. both are liquid but of different texture.. and will produce different results.

When im unsure i still strongly follow the recipe.. hope that helps

Anonymous said...

Hi Missy,

many many thanks for your kind advice. I will follow the receipe..
Have a great day ahead.
Best regards,

Missy said...

no prob :)

Baking Librarian said...


I happened to have the same book as you. Baked this cake and it turned out great. The book may be small but recipes work out pretty good. There's lots of pictures too.


Missy said...

HI Zy.. yes and the steps are rather comprehensive and easy to follow! it's great

Makan Manias! ツ said...

i try it!! it was yummy yum yum!! its not that rich to me, i think the steam chocolate cake is more rich, but i still like this texture. it didnt turn out as dry as i expected. my friends love it too ;p

Missy said...

Wah great! i saw your pic.. very lovely!! and not too difficult right.

Buy FF14 Gold said...

WoW!looks so delicious. . =)