after a long pause, i finally got into the mood and actually had the time to bake. it's been a really long while since i last baked or made any desserts, and i am all rusty now. so with the raya season still on, we had a few friends come over to our small raya open house. i thought it would be lovely if i baked a cake for them.
in all my excitement, i forgot to check all the ingredients available in my stash at home so when i was all ready to bake (with all my baking stuffs already out from their hiding nooks), to my utmost horror i found that the flour i had had in my stash had gone bad.
and yes, i was really disappointed at the time. it was too late to go out shopping for flour.
but then i remembered something. flourless cakes. flourless chocolate cakes.
so i googled for recipes, and came across this awesome one.
the cake turned out really nicely. it was dense and soft, almost pudding-like. this recipe calls for using only cocoa powder which is really awesome. so to get good results, use good quality cocoa powder. i used Van Houten Cocoa powder for this cake, and it turned out nicely bittersweet.
i iced the cake with mocha buttercream.
Flourless Chocolate Cake
- 8 large eggs
- 1 cup rich, dark cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled slightly
- 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1g margerine
- 250g icing sugar
- 1/4 cup full cream milk
- 1/2 tsp coffee powder
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- beat margerine and sugar until light and fluffy.
- add in all the other ingredients and beat until well mixed.
i substituted butter from the cake recipe with margerine in my effort to cut down my baking costs and alhamdulillah it worked just fine. and i also used margerine for the butercream. heehee. yesss, i knowww that basically changes the texture bla bla bla but anyways i am happy with how the cake turned out and all is well.
happy baking and selamat hari raya to everyone :)
baker at heart,