Thursday, 26 May 2011

Devil's Food Chocolate Cake Slice and SHbredow.....

Hi! Remember in the previous post that this week was going to be a storm...indeed...literally it rained cats and dogs over the weekend and I had to prepare large orders of macarons! It was hell!And, I think where I live that is almost at the collar of Banjaran Titiwangsa, the lush greenery surrounding my house helped contribute to extra moist...hence, from any batch of macarons, there were cracked ones...grrr....anyway...we'll wait and see the outcome of that all ya!

Here, I wanted to talk a little about the Devil's Food Chocolate Cake (and not Devil's Cake...please!Like some people call this cake!) and my colleague, our intern who came all the way from Hamburg, Germany....one I call SHbredow!

SHbredow, or Stefan will complete his internship with our division next week...he was to learn and familiarise himself with all he legalities knowledge in technology, telco and media (his chosen core).Instead, I think he got more than that...he could go home and start a food journal, a food blog of somesort, hehe.....we the legal eagles just love love to eat! And, thank god for Stefan, he has a natural penchant and is very adventurous with food! Think we got him to taste all the delicacies that one considers a must while in Malaysia! And...SHbredow in return, and while his boss came visiting got me some good ...err excellent chocolate from Germany.....hmm...am thinking of ways and means to slowly consume them to last till the time hubs and I visit the Eastern Europe!

So....I decided to make this cake...to me a classic, but to some people here another chocolate moist cake or a Devil Cake....well...even if you wish to plagiarise, name the cake correctly, please!

This cake is an all time favourite amongst those lovely people who orders from me, it is a best seller! And, due to overwhelming requests, I'm putting the recipe again! I got this recipe from Shelly Kaldunski book on Cupcakes. Shelly is a freelance food stylist and a baking and pastry consultant in California and is a food consultant with Martha  Stewart Living...so, please please give all the credits to her!
....and so, here goes Devil's Food Chocolate Cake....
Ingredients
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup granulated sgar
1/2 cup brown sugar...thank god for this! i love brown sugar!
4 tbsp butter
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup lukewarm water
1/4 cup buttermilk
Method
1.Warm your oven at 160C, prepare your baking tin...I decided to double this recipe and bake in a 9x12 inches tray and slice the cake!
2.Sift flour,cocoa powder, salt, bicarbonate soda in a bowl.
3.Whisk butter and sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy, add egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
4.Add the flour mixture in 3 additions alternating with water and buttermilk, beating on low speed until just combined. Pour in cake tin.
5.Bake for about 35 minutes. Serve with Chocolate Ganache.
I got 24 slices from this tray...brought 16 slices to my office, and the rest were left at home...SHbredow smiled from ear to ear when he got the cakes....and now that the volcanoes are erupting again in Europe, he's thinking that this would be his good excuse to overstay...haha, his visa is expiring on 31st May! Well, Bredow, bring your girlfriend and be our neighbours :p!

19 comments:

Wiz said...

Yanie, everyone knows you are the one who popularize this cake but not everyone would give credits to you for sharing or to the real author of this book. At least give a mention not just take ownership or pretended the recipe comes from someone else. If you do not want to relinquish total credit at least state the fact that you were inspired.

It's a small world, pusing- pusing akan jumpa orang yg sebegini sedihnya.

Your conscience is clear, let them deal with theirs, if they still have some intact.

Tu sebab I suka buat resepi sniri. Kalau jadi sukerrrr sgt, kalau tak jadi tampar2 muka sendiri dgn sukarela. Tak kacau orng lain.Peace.

Rina NAR said...

Kak Yanie...this is my fav too.Nothing really compares to devils food choc cake kan...and it's my best seller too!!!!

Edi said...

"even if you wish to plagiarise, name the cake correctly, please!"

hahaha.... hrp2 yg berkenaan baca!

ROYAL JESTER said...

Siapa itu.....? Cubaaa tekaa....
Famous lines from P.Ramlee's song.hehehe...
Anyway, I suka your other Devil's FOod Choc Cake. Am now confused. bukankan ada cream cheese the other one tu?

edelweiss said...

kak yani...

aduh...senyapnya!

Tina said...

I am with you here. Please name the recipe author, and kalau terinspired from someone's blog tu..mention la his/her name...tak rugi pun. Tambah kawan lagi adaaaa... why so diffcult one, aiyaa!

Dr. H said...

Yanie, kalau tak ada buttermilk, nak subtitute dengan apa ya? What about sour cream? Terima kasih kerana memberi recipe, nanti saya nak cuba yang ini.

ROYAL JESTER said...

Dr H, selalu boleh substitute with yogurt or milk + Vinegar. You can google substitute of buttermilk. My take on it, tak tahu la Kak Yani buat camna..hehe..sibuk je.. :)

Sizuka said...

Dr. H,

buttermilk can be homemade too. Just add 1 tbs of white vinegar to 1 cup of milk. let it stand for 5-10 minutes. Voila! saves lot of $$ :D

Dr. H said...

yes, yes, RJ and Sizuka..thank you for the suggestions, with the host latest entry, i think i go try mac dulu petang ni,,,selalu kata nak cuba try, but never get to it...

KG said...

wiz...dah lali...biarlah mereka! i will keep on sharing recipes here!

KG said...

rina rar...kan kan kan!

KG said...

edi...kadang i ni suka sarcastic jgak...and i do it intentionally, haha, owise i dont bother!

KG said...

putri royal jester....i know, but biarlah, ilmu tuhan yg beri...devil's chco food cake is this choc cake yg lain lain tarok choc ganache, cream cheese and fresh starwberries...rekaan i semata mata, ikut tekak i haha!

KG said...

edelweiss...ni i dah mai :o

KG said...

Dr H, Putri, Sizuka...yup i use 1 cup (liquid cup ah!) of milk, tarok ! tbsp distilled vinegar or lemon juice, rest for 10-15 mins, stir and use. Tqs Putri, Shidah for the rescue....i bz bee last week!

Dzah said...

sangat sedap kak yani...
pasni nak double kan recipe nih.. coz x cukup...huhuhu
thanx for d recipe kak.

eshe said...

salam aunty
i really love this cake!
moist,x rasa choc sgt,n jimat,hehe
thanks a lot for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

hi sis,

mcm mane nk buat choc ganache tu?
thanks!

-yana-

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