Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sempoi Rich Choc Cake

Another simple & yummilicious choc cake, moist & chocolaty. The best part about this cake is it can be made just using food processor / blender :D. The recipe is from a book called Cake Bible :). Made this twice already, hubby & kids love it! Yay!

1 1/4 cups plain flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon soda bicarbonate
pinch of salt
100 g dark cooking choc, chopped
1 1/2 cups caster sugar
1/2 cup boiling water
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 heaped tablespoon cocoa powder
225g butter, softened and cut into 8 / 10 cubes
3/4 cup sour cream
coffee / nescafe (mixed with hot water to make 1 tablespoon full)

- preheat oven 160'c, grease and line cake tin with non stick paper
- sift flour, baking powder, soda bicarb + salt into a bowl, make sure well mixed & set aside
- process chopped chocolate with half of sugar in a food processor / blender until become like breadcrumbs
- while motor still running, pour boiling water and process till chocolate melted
- add eggs, cocoa powder and remaining sugar, process / blend for about 2 minutes
- add butter and further process / blend about 2 minutes, pour into another bowl
- add sour cream and coffee and stir till well combined
- slowly add flour & mixed till all well combined
- pour mixture into cake tin, bake about 50-60 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
- cool 10 minutes in cake tine before turning on to rack to completely cooled.

Choc ganache topping
1/4 cup cream
80gm dark choc, broken into pieces

- melt choc & cream in a bowl over simmering water
- stir till becomes glossy-liked
- once cake cooled, pour ganache on to cake & deco as you like

Happy trying ... :)

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