I thought cake is not my cup of coffee until I started baking. I tell you it is very simple if measurement and timings are carefully followed. Make cake at home at your convenience and surprise your loved ones with touch of your love then the store bought and what so good about it is fresh!
Prepare two cakes or bake one cake of about 3 inch then slice it carefully into two halves it can be done either way then sprinkle sugar syrup and assemble with whipping cream. For decoration I used grated dark chocolate and top it off with cherries. Soak the cake well in syrup to make it really wet and moist. I admit mine needed some more. Let’s make this heavenly cake so here it is,
½ cup cake flour
¼ cup cocoa powder
½ tsp baking powder
½ cup caster sugar
3 large eggs
3 tbsp milk
2 tbsp butter (melted)
2 tsp vanilla
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup water
For whipping cream
1 cup whipping cream
2 tsp sugar
Dark chocolate grated(optional)
Step 1: Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder, vanilla and mix and set aside.
Step 2: Beat the eggs in a large bowl, add sugar, butter, milk, and whisk everything together using hand whisk till fluffy.
Step 3: Fold in the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and cut and fold until combined, don’t overdo, bubble in the mixture is the indication of good batter.
Step 4: Grease and dust the cake pan. Pour the batter to the pan and bake for 20 minutes in 180 c or till the tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
Step 5: Mean while lets prepare syrup, dissolve sugar in water (soak cherries in water for few hours or overnight) bring it to boil and turn off. Let it cool.
Step 6: Chill hand whisk and large bowl in refrigerator for 30 minutes or more. Pour the cream into the bowl and start to whisk in full speed until stiff peaks are formed.
- Cut the cake horizontally into two equal halves.
- Place the flat one on top.
- Prick the cake gently with fork then sprinkle syrup all over on the other half (about 3 tbsp)
- Spread whipped cream on top of it .
- Place the divided cake, sprinkle syrup, spread cream and cover the sides and decorate with grated chocolates or chocolate swirls and cherries.
- Serve chilled. Enjoy!
I used 1 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp butter in the recipe.
Cake has to be soaked with syrup well.