Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Classic chocolate cake

This is a chocolate cake well received by my family, very rich in chocolate, not too sweet and less oily, and I especially like the thin top crust. Personally I feel this cake taste even better when keep it overnight.

Classic chocolate cake

This recipe was adapted from a TV baking show- Rachel Allen, bake. She only use a wooden spatula to beat the cake mixture, I tried and it seem not that difficult to beat this way, so if you do not have a mixer, you also can bake this cake.

Classic chocolate cake


Original recipe required dark chocolate, but I replaced with semi-sweet chocolate since I have one. If you want to use dark chocolate, then increase sugar to 150g.

Classic chocolate cake
**for a 8” round cake tin
(printable recipe)

125g semi-sweet chocolate
3 tbsp milk
150g butter, softened
100g caster sugar
3 eggs
200g plain flour
1 tbsp good quality cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda

Method
1. Line the base of cake tin with greaseproof paper.
2. Melt semi-sweet chocolate and milk over simmering water, set aside
3. Beat the butter until soft then add the sugar and continue beat till mixture is light and fluffy.
4. Add egg one at a time, mix well.
5. Add in melted chocolate, combine well.
6. Sift in the flour, baking powder and soda, and fold in gently to mix
7. Add in cocoa powder, slowly combine well. Pour cake mixture into cake tin.
8. Bake at pre-heated oven at 180c for 40mins or until a skewer come out clean.

Classic chocolate cake

Happy Baking !!

49 comments:

Jane Chew said...

looks great! i will try out this.

Anncoo said...

Mmm...another tempting cake ;D

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi,
This chocolate simply looks good indeed! I watch this recipe before too but haven't give it a try. Thanks for testifying it, I can feel how good it is. Cheers!

Fuat Gencal said...

Verdiğiniz lokmayı yedim. mmmm sanki tadı biraz az gibi geldi. Keki çok severim. Ellerinize sağlık. Muhteşem görünüyor.

Saygılar.

3 hungry tummies said...

I am not a big fan of very sweet cake so this is one for me!

Small Small Baker said...

Looks very rich and delicious!

Jess @ Bakericious said...

looks so chocolately, so yummy!

the lacquer spoon said...

This all-time cake is loved by us all!

Happy Homebaker said...

Looks good! I love chocolate cakes!

Suhaina said...

wow. cake looks superb. love it always.

苏联妈妈 said...

chocolate~~chocolate~~i love it !

My Little Things Corner said...

hah hah, tea time...yummy yummy!!!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

omg,wat a bake!luks fantastic...

MaryMoh said...

I can have it any time. Chocolate cake is one of my top favourites.....mmmm. Would be so good with chocolate ice cream too.

Elin said...

Chocolate cake...great one! :)

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

Great texture! Looking good.

Cheah said...

Wonderful cake, looks moist!

Yummy Koh said...

This chocolate cake looks great.

busygran said...

Cannot resist chocolate cake. Looks good. I just made one recently. I eat it with lots of ganache.

ReeseKitchen said...

A simple and nice Chocolate Cake, another one added into my list..:)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Who doesn't like chocolate cake? A simple one to whip up anytime, thanks!

Evy said...

Oh this is great! Love it

Little Inbox said...

Hmm...I can smell the cocoa...Chocolate lover will love this.

Min said...

I like any cake with chocolate, will try this next time, yummy!

Chow and Chatter said...

looks great love a simple choc cake recipe

Lara said...

Rachel made this cake in two 8"tins. Did u use one tin or two tins. If you used one, what was the height of your tin, thanks.

Jane Chew said...

Sonia, another 7 post to hit 400! Congratulation! Remember to keep baking, cooking and counting :)

Biren said...

Looks like a moist delicious cake. I just dicovered Rachel Allen and she seems to have interesting, quick and simple recipes.

RV said...

Yumm!!!! Back home my mom used only a spatula mix. It did have a soft texture. This rich chocolate cake reminds me of my home.

Federica said...

Favoloso questo cake!!!complimenti!!

pigpigscorner said...

Looks so moist and chocolatey!

tigerfish said...

Simple chocolate cake is the best!

PranisKitchen said...

damn good ....u r a good baker sonia.. what a soft and delicious cake..

Cook with Madin said...

Great looking cake and looks really moist. My husband will love this, because it is chocolate cake.

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Chocolate, my favourite... hehe...

Cinnamon Girl said...

A chocolate dream! I like semi-sweet better than dark! Lovely cake.

Mei Teng said...

I like simple dark chocolate cake without any frosting.

Cook.Bake.Love said...

Ur cake looks good and the recipe seems simple. Thanks for sharing. I have bookmarked this recipe.

Wendy said...

simple delicious! I like it chocolate cake without frosting.

Weight Loss Tips said...

Chocolate cake, yummy! We were just sitting having our morning coffee discussing tonight's dinner and chocolate was mentioned, nothing else has been decided on so I guess we are having chocolate cake for dinner :)

Jessie Hearty Bakes said...

Looks moist & chocolatey!Feels like baking one right away :)

Jo said...

Sonia, this certainly does look like a classic choc cake and resembles what my mum used to bake. I pratically grew up on this.

Mary said...

Your cake has a lovely crumb and texture. I really want to give this a try. You've made it sound very easy to make. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

divya said...

Wow!!! looks so colorful and delicious:)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks great, I like classic chocolate cake.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Dear all, Thank you so much for stopping by and leave your kind words, much appreciated. Look like everyone also love chocolate cake, do try out this, nice one.

Lara, I use one round springfoam tin, i just measured, 20cm(W) x 7(H)cm, hope this help.

Jane, Thanks for helping me count, I did not realized this, just hamtan post only, hahaha..I can not believe..

Colin Woon said...

Rich chocolate cake?! I'm in!

Anonymous said...

Hi, last week i have tried yr recipe of classic chocolate cake, but unfortunately it turn out to be very dry. Can i add more milk n add how much more?

Hope u can enlighten me, thanks !

Hui Hoon said...

HI SONIA!
I wonder, can i use self raising flour for this recipe?

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