Sunday, June 7, 2009

Chocolate Cake

it's been a long long time since my last bake, and this is the first time after deliverying gwen, i visit my kitchen again. during the pregnancy, kitchen makes me sick the most, especially the smell of garlic being fried, yucks! and i lost my baking mood at all, like i've never been into it so much all this time. so after settling for a couple months now, i decide to try a simple recipe but yummy chocolate cake recipe for my premiere. taken from KOMPAS newspaper, it's a kind of sponge cake but more delicate since more yolk is used, and it's easy :)

Chocolate Mint Cake


12 egg yolks
3 egg whites
120 g sugar
60 g flour
30 g cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp mint essence
120 g margarin, melted


preheat oven to 190 c. sft flour and cocoa powder. beat egg and sugar until firm, fold in flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and mint essence. gently fold in melted margarin. pour into 28x28x3 pan and bake for 25 minutes.

you can use any kind of icing for this cake, from rich ganache to simple chocolate buttercream. i used ganache in this picture, it really good! very spongy..