January 29, 2011

Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake


 Ingredients
Cooking Spray/Butter
1 and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Dutch processed cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp butter, melted
2 tbsp refined oil
2 eggs
2 egg whites
1 1/2 cups yogurt
1 tsp vanilla essence/extract
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp espresso powder, dissolved in 1 tablespoon of hot water
2 ounces good-quality dark chocolate
1 tbsp powdered sugar, optional

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Spray a bundt pan with cooking spray/butter and set aside.
  2. Sift together flours, cocoa, salt, baking soda and baking powder in a medium bowl..
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter and oil.
  4. Add eggs and egg whites and whisk to incorporate. 
  5. Fold in yogurt, vanilla, sugar and dissolved espresso powder.
  6. Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 60 to 90 seconds; at  30 second intervals, stir each time till smooth and melted
  7. Fold chocolate into batter.
  8. Add sifted dry ingredients and stir until just incorporated.
  9. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until cake has risen nicely and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Cool 10 minutes on a wire rack.
The recipe for the cake has been inspired from the TheKitchenSinkRecipes

Butter Ganache

Ingredients:
250 g. dark chocolate
250 g. unsalted butter OR  300mL cream

Microwave Method
  • Chop chocolate into small pieces. Place in a microwave-safe bowl with the cream or butter.
  • On medium power, microwave for one-minute bursts, stirring in between, until melted and combined. Mix well.
Stove Method
  • Chop chocolate into small pieces. Place in a heatproof bowl with the butter OR cream.
  •   Sit the bowl in a small saucepan half-full of simmering water, taking care the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. Stir until the mixture is melted and combined.
Assembling the Cake
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  1. Sit the cake on a cooling rack, with a plate or sheet of baking paper underneath to catch the drips.
  2.  Pour the ganache from a jug evenly over the cake. It will soak in and provide an excellent flavour.

6 comments:

Richa Rai said...

baap re sushmita rai.. superrrrr impressive.. ye kika b'day tha..

Sushmita Rai said...

ye aise hi banaaye the,,nobody's birthday.

richa said...

ye beech me hole banaya hai ya ho gaya? coz meri ek di k har cake me aisa hole hota hai.. usse poora nhi banta..

btw awesome cake.. very tempting

Sushmita Rai said...

:)ye cake ek special tarah ke cakepan --bundt pan mein bana hai which gives it this ring like shape.

tanya1234 said...

luv it have to try thankx :)

tanya1234 said...

luv it have to try thankx :)

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