Thursday, November 7, 2013

Rich Chocolate Cake

Rich Chocolate Cake

250g Butter
180g Castor Sugar
4 large eggs
200g Dark Chocolate
220g Cake Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
2Tbsp Chocolate Powder
250ml Fresh Milk

Ganache Topping:
200g Dark Cooking Chocolate
1/2  cup whipping cream
50g butter

Melt the cooking chocolate in a double boiler. Set aside to cool.
Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add in eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.
Pour in melted chocolate.
Fold in flour in 3 batches and alternate with milk.
Bake at a preheated oven at 160 degree Celsius for about 50 minutes. Test with a skewer, the skewer must come out clean.
Remove and let it cool before putting the topping.

Making the ganache:
Put chocolate, whipping cream and butter in a heatproof bowl over simmering water and stir until melted and smooth.
Let it cool slightly and spread on to the cake evenly.

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