Sunday, September 21, 2014

Chocolate Magic Layered Cake


One batter, three layered cake.  That's the catchy tagline for this cake.  True enough the recipe live up to its name.  Its really like magic.  You have one batter of chocolate cake, pour it over in a baking pan and after an hour, you will get this amazing three layered cake with no fuss.

I got curious about this recipe and found out about it while reading some Yahoo articles.  I watched the video and read the original recipe from Jo Cooks and found the ingredients to be readily available.  So I'm good to go and try this recipe.

This recipe is really easy to do.  The only part I think could be a little hustle is doing the meringue and incorporating the chocolate batter and the meringue.  But all-in-all it's easy to make.  It does not turn out the way the video demonstrated and the recipe looks like, with visible three layers of different color but its taste good.

The top is made of soft chocolate cake and when you sliced your fork in you will get a soft chocolate custard texture.  I tried to eat it as is and find it not too sweet, this will be good for my parents who likes not too sweet dessert, but decided that I will dust it off with powdered sugar for real sweet dessert experience.

It taste good that my friends mom who's visiting her this afternoon ask me to bake one more batch so she could bring it at home.  I simply told her that I don't have anymore ingredients at hand, specially the milk, and the ingredients are expensive if I sell it to her.  Maybe I could just give this to her as Christmas present.

Ingredients

4 pieces                          Egg Yolks
3/4 cup                           Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup                           Melted Butter
pinch                              Salt
1 teaspoon                      Vanilla Extract
1 Tablespoon                 Water
2 cups                             Lukewarm Milk
6 Tablespoons                Cocoa Powder
6 1/2 Tablespoons          Flour
4 pieces                          Egg White
1 teaspoon                     Vinegar
Powdered Sugar for dusting

Procedure

Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius.

Combine egg yolks, sugar, butter, salt, vanilla and water.  Mix using a hand mixer until everything is incorporated.  Slowly add lukewarm milk into the yolk mixture while mixing at low speed.  Set aside.

Whisk together cocoa powder and flour using a wire whisk.  Add slowly to the milk mixture while mixing at low speed.  Set aside.

In a separate bowl, combine egg white and vinegar.  Whisk together until soft peak, about 3 to 4 minutes.  Fold in 1/3 of the meringue into the chocolate batter.  Add 1/3 of the chocolate batter into the meringue and slowly fold the mixture.  Add 1/3 of the chocolate batter at a time then slowly fol the mixture.

Pour in the mixture into a 8 x 8 greased non stick baking pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes.  The top layer should be cook and the cake should slightly wiggles.  cut into desired serving size and dust off with powdered sugar.


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