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Chocolate Malt cake

Chocolate Malt cake

Chocolate Malt cake

This cake is a must try …. Do try the recipe , very simple yet too elegant to look at and the taste is simply heavenly !!!

Ingredients :

3 eggs , room temperature
1 cup of caster or powdered sugar
2/3 rd cup vegetable oil + 1/4 th cup butter(room temperature)
1/3 rd cup + 1 tbl spoon , heaped , sour cream
3/4 th cup all purpose flour + 1 tbl spoon corn starch
1/4 th cup malt powder ( you can use Ovaltine or any other malt drink powder)
3 tbl spoon good quality Cocoa powder
1/4 th cup chocolate chips , melted in 1/4 th cup of heavy cream
1 tea spoon vanilla essence
1 tea spoon baking powder
1/4 th tea spoon baking soda

For frosting :

2 stick / 8 oz ( 1 cup) of butter
4 oz / half cup cream cheese
1/4 th cup chocolate chips melted in 1/4 th cup cream
2 tbl spoon cocoa powder
2 tbl spoon malt powder
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 tea spoon vanilla essence

To moist the cake layers:

Milk
Chocolate syrup

Other ingredients for decoration:

Chopped chocolate , malted milk balls and nuts

Procedure:

1. Grease and line two 7″ sandwich pans ( pans of same size ) with parchment paper. Pre-heat the oven to 350 FH .

2. Sieve flour , cornstarch , cocoa powder, malt powder, baking powder and baking soda together .

3. Now separate the egg yolks and and egg whites . Beat the egg whites until stiff , that is the beaten whites does not fall from the beater . That is what we call meringue . Now add the egg yolks one at a time and beat well .

4. Beat the oil, butter and sugar until light and fluffy and looks like cream . Add the melted chocolate in it . You can melt the chocolate with heavy cream following double boiler method or just microwave for 30-40 seconds . Then stir in the spoon to melt them completely . The chips will soften if yo u microwave , you have to melt it with the spoon . Add the egg mixture .Beat until incorporated . Add the sour cream and beat until incorporated .

5. Now fold in the flour mixture to the cream mixture in three bathes . Don’t try to put all the flour mixture at once.

6. Pour in the prepared pan evenly and tap the pans few times to release any air bubble. Cover the pans with aluminium foil tent , little higher than the pan , so that when the cake rises , it does not touch the foil tent . This foil tent is to ensure even baking , smooth , even surface and to prevent the crust over the cakes . Bake immediately in a preheated oven for 25- 30 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean . The baking time may vary depending on the oven and power system .

7. After taking out from the oven cool the cakes completely . Moist them with milk and chocolate syrup . Now spread the frosting over one cake and cover it with the other cake . Spread frosting over it and cover the whole cake with frosting . Refrigerate for a while until the cream setss. Now add the chopped chocolate and nuts around the cake over the frosting .

Frosting:

Every ingredients should be of room temperature .
Cream the butter and cream cheese . Add the cocoa powder and malt powder , beat .Add the melted chocolate, beat . Add the icing sugar and beat again.

Tips:

If you don’t have same sized pans . Then don’t mix the baking powder and baking soda with the flour . Divide the batter and divide the bakingpowder and baking soda . Take half of the batter and mix half of the baking powder and baking soda required for the whole recipe . Now bake it immediately . After one cake is baked , take the other half of the remaining batter and mix the remaining baking powder and soda in it and bake .

Make sure the cake pan is completely cooled down before you bake the second batch . 🙂

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Bundt Pan Chocolate Fruits Cake

Bundt Pan Chocolate Fruits Cake

Bundt Pan Chocolate Fruits Cake

Ingredients:

2 egg ( room temperature)
Butter, softened, or Butter+oil a little more than half cup , 150 ml ( in a 240 ml measuring cup)
Sugar 2/3 rd cup , 200 ml ( in a 240 ml measuring cup)
All Purpose Flour 1 cup
Cocoa Powder 2 tbl spoon ( heaped)
Milk Powder 1 tbl spoon
Regular Milk( liquid)100 ml or 1/3 rd cup ( room temperature)
Baking powder 1 teaspoon
Baking soda,a pinch
Dry fruits of your choice
Vanilla essence

Method:

1. Pre-heat the oven at 350 FH .

2. Cream Butter and sugar until light and fluffy . This is the very important part . The more lighter is this mixture, the softer is your cake . Now add in eggs one at a time . Blend them nice.

3. Sift flour, cocoa powder , baking powder, baking soda and milk powder. Fold them gently into the cake batter. Add the milk . The Batter should be medium thick, not too runny nor too thick. If you find it bit thicker then adjust adding little liquid milk .Add vanilla essence.

4. Add the dry fruits of your choice .Don’t add too much , especially the raisins.

5. Pour the batter into a greased bundt cake pan . Don’t forget to grease every inch of the pan . The batter should not cover more than 1/3rd of the pan , because the cake will rise upto the top and if it does not find enough space to rise up , the cake will fall apart in the pan.

6. Bake the cake for about 35 minutes or it is done . The time may vary oven to oven . Insert a knife into the cake , if it comes out clean , your cake is done.

7. Cool the cake and then run the knife around all of the edges to loosen the cake.Turn a plate upside down and place it on top of the cake pan. Then flip both of them at the same time so that the cake can land on the plate. At this point, if you’re not sure the cake is coming out, just tap on the pan for few times .

Your Bundt Pan Chocolate fruits cake is ready .

Tips:

1. Don’t let your cake sit for long after the preparation before baking. Always bake it immediately after you put them into the mould. So preheat the oven the time you started making the cake . So by the time the oven is preheated , your cake is ready to bake.

2. For a better cake , try every ingredients to be of room temperature .

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