Sorry for the interruption when some of you tried to leave a comment in my blog. I have just found the solution and rectify the problem by changing the comment setting to "pop up window" rather than "embedded below page". I hope you have no problem to leave me a comment from now, Thank you for you time. Ya, back to this post, I just done this cake which i have bookmakred long ago and only have a chance to do it today.
I chosen this recipe from Honey Bee Sweet which I think this recipe is best to bake using the "non'stick angel food heart cake pan " which i won from a giveaway by 鲸鱼蓝蓝小窝居 and also a cookbook. This is also the 1st time I won something from a blogger giveaway...Thanks so much to 鲸鱼 !!
This cake pan is so useful, i have no problem to remove the heart shape cake from cake pan.
Another reason was I never try using sour cream in baking, just like to experience it this time. Eventhough we couldn't taste sour cream in this cake, but this cake is very nice, very similar to a pound cake, dense and moist.
I saw my husband took one whole cake and wanted to eat by himself, i asked him whether can you finish this big cake (appx 3"x6" in size)! He said "why not? " LOL!!
He actually finished the whole cake by himself, hehehe...he kind of like this cake..
Sour Cream Marble Chocolate Cake
(recipe source: adapted from Honey Bee Sweet with minor changes )
*makes 6 heart shapes cake or a bundt pan
3 tbsp cocoa powder
3 tbsp hot water
250g butter, room temperature
350g caster sugar
5 medium eggs
2tsp vanilla extract (I use homemade vanilla extract)
210g sour cream (you can replace with yogurt)
420g all purpose flour
2tsp baking powder
1/4tsp baking soda
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda.
2. In a small bowl, mix the cocoa powder and the hot water together to make a smooth paste.
3. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together till light and fluffy. Blend in the eggs and then vanilla. Then add in the sour cream, and scraping the bottom of the mixing bowl to make sure it is evenly combined.
4. Fold in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and blend well. Lastly, mix in the chocolate chips or chopped chocolate chunks into the batter and mix well.
5. Remove 1/2 of the batter and mix in the chocolate paste in to it.
6. Spoon in big scoops of vanilla batter into the baking pan and alternating with some spoons on chocolate batter as well to create the marble effect. Repeat till all the batter has been put in.
7. Place in the oven to bake for 35mins or 40 to 50 minutes if you use a bundt pan, depending on your oven. Bake till golden brown and the tester comes out clean. If the top of the cake browns too quickly, cover with foil first until done.
8. Once baked, remove from oven and let cool on rack for 15 minutes, then remove from pan and let cool completely. Enjoy!!
I hope you can try this cake, very good indeed, Thanks to Bee Bee for kind sharing.
I am submitting this to Aspiring Bakers #7 – Chocolate Delight (May 2011) hosted by DG from Tested and Tasted.
Happy Baking !!