Read on to know how you can prepare the best chocolate cake ever!
Special occasions demand special gestures, and cakes are the staple of any celebration. There is no better way to give any party or event a personalized touch than by making something yourself. A delicious, moist, rich, and dark chocolate cake is a desirable treat for many. Here is how you can churn out the most perfect chocolate cake for events just like these.
Add enough chocolate
You can use melted chocolate, chocolate chips, or cocoa powder to add that much required chocolaty kick to this delicious treat.
Choice of fat
Butter adds a lovely rich flavor to cakes and adding sour cream gives it a tangy and dense texture. Some cake recipes also use mayonnaise to give it a moist and rich texture with a soft crumb.
Adding milk gives the cake a lovely soft feel. Some people also add water to maintain the moisture of the cake.
Flour and ground almonds are a good choice to make the base of the cake. But, nuts tend to make the cake denser.
Eggs, baking powder, and baking soda are good choices to incorporate air and give the cake a soft texture.
Fine-grain sugar, granulated, or dark muscovado, all are good choices.
Recipe of the most perfect chocolate cake:
Grease a 2x20cm springform pan and preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
Cream 250g butter (at room temperature) with 250g light muscovado sugar, and ½ teaspoon salt in a bowl until the mixture is light and fluffy.
In a separate bowl, sift 100g cocoa powder, 250g plain flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and keep it aside.
Beat 3 large eggs into the butter mixture, one at a time, until it is well combined.
Fold in the dry ingredients and then add 50g melted dark chocolate (at room temperature) to the egg mixture.
Add 250ml milk to the cake batter so that a soft dropping consistency is achieved.
Fold in 50g chocolate chips and then divide the batter into the prepared cake tins.
Bake the cake for 25 to 30 minute or until done at the center.
Allow to cool completely and enjoy!