I have this Donna Hay's book, modern basic book 2 for years but didn't try making her moist chocolate cake because I was put off with the amount of butter and chocolate that she used. Recently, I bought a baby springform round pan and thought of giving myself a mini treat this time for my birthday. Just a simple and moist chocolate birthday cake would be nice...
As I was expecting the cake to be really moist as much as its claim, I was actually very disappointed to see crumbs everywhere after I cut the cake. Maybe my expectation was too high, but overall I would say that the cake tasted pretty good.
|lots of chocolaty crumbs everywhere...|
Here's the recipe from Donna Hay modern Basic book 2
300g dark chocolate
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup plain flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup almond meal
1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line the base of 23 cm round cake tin with baking paper.
2. Place chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat and stir until melted and smooth. Set aside.
3. Place eggs and sugar in a bowl of electric mixer and beat 8-10 min or until pale and thick
Stir in flour and baking powder over through almond meal and chocolate mixture. Pour mixture into baking tin and bake for 50 min or until cooked when tested with skewer. Cool in tin.
I use 1/5 of the recipe to make a mini 10 cm diameter cake and bake it for 35 min.