Friday, April 23, 2010

Yummy Chocolate Cake


I first tried this Classic Chocolate Cake recipe in September last year. It was the first time ever I tried baking a chocolate cake. For some reason, it was a big deal to me. I felt like whatever said and done, I must know how to bake a good chocolate cake. Maybe I need a life..I dunno. Anyways...the cake turned out well. I was happy.

Then a couple of weeks later, I baked it again for my father-in-law's bday. This time, I was nervous as I not only had to bake it but I had to make it look nice as well. AND it was going to be consumed by people other than my other half and myself. Must.turn.out.well. And it did.

Last week, one of my cousin's got married and I baked it again for the post-wedding dinner which my dad hosted.  This time, it turned out and tasted and looked even better! I guess it comes with practice. No fancy deco, but to me it's still looks pretty.

So if you've never tried baking a chocolate cake before, I urge you to try this recipe out. And if you feel like you wanna add some simple deco, my suggestions are to start with some sliced strawberries.
The recipe can be found here.
Here are some additional pictures I wanna share which I didn't before in my earlier posts.


I melt the baking chocolate using my double boiler purchased from Ikea. It's super useful - if not just use a glass bowl. As long as the bottom of the bowl does not touch the simmering water.
Tip: Use good quality baking chocolate.


I always start by creaming the butter and sugar.


Pouring in the cooled melted chocolate


The batter is almost ready


The cake resting on my new wire rack


Strawberries all sliced and ready for some action


Nice.

15 comments:

--SheKishVish-- said...

the only thing that can make a chocholaty chocolate cake more special is when it is homemade :)and berries always go well with choco! i'm sure you made your FIL happy ;)

frockandfork said...

The best combo - chocolate & strawberries :) This always works and tastes great! ps: re your simple deco - I think it looks pretty :)

The Sudden Cook said...

SheKishVish: I think I was the happiest (cause it turned out well!)

frockandfork: I agree it is pretty. Must xperiment with other deco ideas:)

noobcook said...

The chocolate looks rich here... gimme a slice! :D

The Sudden Cook said...

Anytime:)

msmeanie said...

This looks like a delicious chocolate cake recipe. I usually use Ina Garten's recipe but maybe I should give this one a try sometime soon.

Anonymous said...

Thanks girl..It was really yummy and nice.Both me and my husband could not stop having more and more..Thanks for the lovely cake...

The Sudden Cook said...

msmeanie: let me know if you do
Anonymous: Your most welcome.

Simonne said...

double boiler from ikea?
Aik.. i didnt know they have that.. I usually use my normal saucepan and my mixing bowl

The Sudden Cook said...

Simonne: Yes from Ikea - If I recall correctly it cost like RM14 or something like that.

Simonne said...

Ha so cheap RM14?
came in a set of two the top and bottom?
I must find time and go there kekeke..

Simonne said...

Sudden Cook,
Mind asking what brand of chocolate you normally use for baking ?
I wanna experiment with other brand of baking chocolate

The Sudden Cook said...

Hi Simonne
I normally use Van Houten baking chocolate.
Cheers!

Kirsten said...

I now have a huge craving for chocolate cake. It looks fantastic, and with the added strawberries...I may need to find an excuse to make it very soon!

The Sudden Cook said...

Thanks Kirsten. I need to think of other ways to dress up the cake- but the strawberries give it such a lovely colour

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