Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Christmas Cake - Super Moist Chocolate Cake 柔软巧克力蛋糕


After cracking my head over what to bake for The Aspiring Bakers #2 hosted by Jane of Passionate About Baking, the Christmas Giveaway hosted by Swee San of The Sweet Spot (swee san says it qualifies so i don't have to crack my head again =p). and  i chanced upon this recipe while flipping through all my recipes books! hohoho, this cake definitely lives up to its acclaimed name, its really super moist and soft! What is Christmas without chocolates? Chocolates of all sorts sprang up during festive seasons it is the 1 thing that would not and can't be missing during festive seasons! Although I'm really not much of a chocolate person, i would gladly bake this again! yummy yummy! My Ganache went out on me somehow..instead of runny it became gooey!! sorry for the ugly cake guys but then it's the taste that matters right and not the looks LOL~~

As usual i'm rushing the photos as i'm late for work so forgive me for the bad photos =[

















I hereby wishes all my friends and readers a very Merry Christmas! Enjoy!

I'm submitting this to The Aspiring Bakers #2 (Dec 2010), all are welcome to join, for more details please click here.

This is also my entry for the Christmas Giveaway hosted by Swee San of The Sweet Spot please do hope over to the link i had provided for more details!

Supermoist Chocolate Cake  柔软巧克力蛋糕
(adapted with slight modifications from Biscuit Code by Florence Tan)

Ingredients

A
250g flour
80g cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
350ml water

B
275g butter, room temperature (i used 250g)
350g sugar (reduced to 300g)
4 large eggs
2 egg yolks (omitted)
1 tsp instant espresso powder
2 tsp hot water (mix with espresso powder)
2 tsp chocolate emulco

Chocolate Ganache
300g bittersweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces
6 tbsp whipping cream
5 tbsp butter

Method
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Butter and flour a 26cm bundt pan. 
  2. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and set aside.
  3. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add in eggs, yolks, one at a time and beat well after each addition.
  4. Add in chocolate emulco, espresso mixture and beat again. Add in sifted dry ingredients A and water alternately until finished.
  5. Pour batter into prepared bundt pan and bake in preheated oven for 40-50mins and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  6. Cool the cake in the pan on a wire rack before unmolding.
  7. Chocolate Ganache:   Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and melt over low heat. Cool slightly before pouring over the cake and let the glaze set.

42 comments:

The Sweetylicious said...

it looks really moist and chocolaty! YUMMY!! (: (:

j3ss kitch3n said...

haha jasmine you are fast! its really very moist and chocolaty and it's uber sinful haha!

Wen said...

Wow Jess nice chocolate cake! So moist and chocolatery! Not ugly at all indeed looks rustically good and very festive!

Swee San said...

yes what is Christmas without some chocolate!! Do submit to the Christmas Giveaway too on my blog :)

j3ss kitch3n said...

Wen, hehe thanks for your compliments!

Swee San, i can submit this entry to yours as well?

DG said...

Beautiful decorated chocolate cake! Can I have a slice please? Looks so delicious .... ;P

j3ss kitch3n said...

hee thanks DG please help yourself!

Zoe said...

Indeed your cake look SUPER moist. I bet you must enjoying this piece of your hard work :D

Vivienne said...

you had me at 'super moist'...i'm all for desserts which fit that description lol.
i would happily sink my teeth into a huge slice or two right now....sighs. few more days until x'mas :D yayy!

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Jess, the cake looks so soft and moist, I cannot resist chocolate cake, can spare a slice for me :P

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

很MOIST的感觉,而且被装饰得很有气氛呢:)

j3ss kitch3n said...

Zoe, i am trying hard not to reach for the cake! lol~ it's too sinful for me!

Vivienne, you should come over to SG and stay with me! i will feed you with my bakes all day long lol!

Jess hehe thanks! you are welcomed to all if you want hehe!

鲸鱼 谢谢哦,请你吃一片!哈哈~

茄子 said...

哇。。很有圣诞气氛咯,装饰满分!
蛋糕体看起来很不错,这本书我有(很久前买的),这个蛋糕是很湿润,我也很喜欢。

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Looks good.
Coffee in chocolate cakes enhances the flavour, but it's sublime. I love it.

hanushi said...

Wow, I love your bake, v festive mood... :) Merry Xmas to you, j3ss...

Small Small Baker said...

Jess, this cake is so pretty! Merry christmas and happy new year!!

j3ss kitch3n said...

茄子, 我也是很久前买这本书的,到了昨晚才翻出来看!呵呵! 这蛋糕真的很棒~

Wendy, coffee truly enhances the chocolate very yummy!

hanushi thank you!! merry xmas to you too!

SSB, thank you! merry xmas and happy new year to you too!

J.O said...

hi~来看看你了
冬至快乐&圣诞快乐

j3ss kitch3n said...

J.O 谢谢你来访! 冬至快乐& 圣诞快乐!

lena said...

afternoon jess, lovely cake, beautiful decorations, nice photos, yummy taste..that's all i got to say.

j3ss kitch3n said...

oh Lena you are so sweet! thanks for your sweet compliments!

neyeeloh said...

Wah your cake looks so inviting, with a cup of hot coffee.... yum yum...

Janice Hcc said...

im coming liao, come to visit than eat ur Christmas cake, thanks ya^^ haha,yummy... Thanks for sharing, looking so beautiful.
"❤ღ(。◕‿◕。)ღ❤冬至快樂✫(。◕‿<。) ✫

j3ss kitch3n said...

esther hehe let's have a cuppa together!

janice haha thanks alot~

Jean said...

hey babe, love your cake! looks so moist and irresistible. Can I know where did you get your bundt pan from?

j3ss kitch3n said...

thanks jean! i got it from giant when i couldn't get it from phoon huat~

Jet said...

When I saw it the only thing running through my mind was "I want it. I want it. I want it!" Looks soooo good.
Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas to you too!!!

j3ss kitch3n said...

haha jet then do it! thanks ah~

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

That looks divine Jess! So moist and dark-just the way I love chocolate cake to be! :D

Victor said...

The cake looks so moist. Your pictures look really good. They are WAY better than mine ;)

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

Hey! You ain't a chocoholic!!?? Unbelievable! LOL! Nice cake you've got there, though.

Merry X'mas!

j3ss kitch3n said...

thanks lorraine~

thanks victor your yule log looks greats!

pei-lin i'm seriously not a chocoholic haha but my family are~

hanushi said...

Your new logo banner is very NICE... hahaha... :)

j3ss kitch3n said...

haha thanks ah hanushi

tigerfish said...

Super moist chocolate cake is calling my name!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

茄子 said...

Merry Christmas!!!

Wen said...

Merry Christmas Jess!

Janice Hcc said...

Wish u Merry Christmas n Happy New Year 2011^^

Vivienne said...

Thanks for the msg Jess! You have a lovely CHristmas yourself (or the remainder of it hehe).
I'm waiting for my chicken to roast in the oven atm....altho my family is SO full already and no one is looking fwd to eating the chicken lol.
Here's to another year of food blogging!

MaryMoh said...

Wow...that looks very moist and chocolatey. I love it! Love the decoration...very festive :) Thanks very much for sharing. Merry Christmas!

Ayu said...

hi, jess,
wow hope still not too late to wish you a merry christmas..this cake really look devilicious yummy!!..
psst:- love the music played here..my kind of music!!

Bake for a Queen said...

Looks verryyy delicious. Love your blog's music btw :)

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