06 April 2013

Devils food chocolate cake - the step by step

Thought of sharing these 'simple' steps of the making of our favourite devils food choc cake. Before we take a peek on the steps, let's first hv a look on the normal recipe that i've been using all this while. There are actually quite a number of recipes or variations on the devils food cake, but i've been sticking to this recipe for quite some time :) The name of the devils cake is actually pretty much influenced by the moist and heavy texture of the cake, that comes with luscious chocolate ganache and cream cheese frosting to add to its sinfulness...hence the name 'devils' came into the picture haha :p

DEVIL’S FOOD CHOCOLATE CAKE – 7X7” (source: Rima of bisausatoi)
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder (i used valrhona)
3/4 tsp bicarbonate soda
1/4 tsp salt (i used 1/2 tsp)
1/2 cup granulated sugar - i reduce to 1/4 cup
1/2 cup brown sugar (i used light brown sugar) - i reduce to 1/4 cup
65 gram butter ( i used unsalted butter)
1 large egg - size A
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup buttermilk (i used fresh milk and added vinegar)
1/2 cup warm water

Preheat oven at 170C .. greased cake tin (i used 8".. next time i will use 7")
Sieve flour, cocoa powder, bicarbonate soda, salt, and set aside.
Beat butter with sugars until light and fluffy, add egg.
Add dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder etc) alternately with liquid ingredients (buttermilk + warm water) in three portions
Add vanilla extract and continue to mix till well blended
Bake for about 30 minutes or until just cooked

Cream Cheese Frosting
250 g cream cheese (room temp)
125 g butter (room temp)
1 cup icing sugar - sifted
1 tsp vanilla extract
juice of a squeezed slice of lemon, to rid the cheese taste - i omitted

Beat cream cheese and butter, just until creamy, add the icing sugar, vanilla and lemon juice.

This is actually the steps taken to make the Russian Black n White Cake. You make stripes alternately between ganache n cream cheese frosting. But since i am just too lazy to follow the russian cake recipe, i've decided to follow the steps BUT was using the devils cake recipe :p

Cake filling is done! wahhh dah terliur time nih hihi. Next you put the second layer of the cake on top and cover the whole cake with cream cheese frosting. Then use the remaining ganache and pour onto the whole cake until it is completely covered. I then cut each sides of the cake to leave it bare, just to see whether my chequered black n white square menjadi ke tidak...and the result is as below....

Kurang menjadi!!! my conclusion is next time i have to make a thicker fillings to enable the chequered effect visible! haha
but nevertheless, this is good and scrumptious enough to be brought to our Raudhah gathering held at Ijah's house :)

Tadaaaaaaa! We had chicken and marinated lamb BBQ as the main course on that day. Thanks to Ijah as the host, also to all the participants for ur food contribution on that day. We surely had fun catching up with each other thru our endless mommies talk :p

Farra brought a moist n flavourful carrot cake for Mawaddah's birthday on that day :)

Fathers' talk :p They looked more serious than the mommies obviously haha

Ex-Raudhah in action! Huda-Ijah-Semah-Farra (bukan ahli raudhah tapi ahli geng lunch hehe)-myself. Some were missing on that day...but insya Allah we look fwd for another fruitful gathering very soon :)

Wanie's non-identical twins in action! Both are super-debab, si abang sgtla aktif, si kakak sgtla behave and managed to stay still on our hip without much movement :)

Apa pun alhamdulillah for the gathering. Hoping that our ukhuwah will remain forever amin....


Smiley said...

owh IC! gitu ya nak isi filling kek tuh! baru ku tahu

haa itu la pasai..aku bukan ahli raudhah..tapi aku mmg tergolong je dlm mana2 grup ..kawan ramai ehehhe

y@tipruzz said...

Kena wat tebal..br nmpk cantik :p