February 4, 2010

Elusive Chocolate Cake

From our point of view chocolate cake should not only taste like chocolate, but should also be moist.  All of the saliva in your mouth should not be soaked up by a piece of cake.  Instead a cake should be tasty and just the right consistency.  Well, these two qualities in a chocolate cake have been eluding us.  We have tried several different recipes and the cake is either too dense or too dry.  The chocolate doesn’t have a chance to showcase itself when the consistency is the dominant factor.    

A recent recipe we tried was from a book called “Chocolate.”  One would think that a book all about chocolate would result in the Best Chocolate Products.  That really was not the case with the chocolate cupcakes that we tried.  So, we are still on the lookout for our go to recipe.   Here is to hoping that we come across just the right chocolate cake recipe before we have to create our own.  If you have ideas, send them our way.

½ cup Unsalted Butter
½ cup Sugar
3 Eggs
1 cup less 2 tbsp Cake Flour
3½ tbsp Cocoa Powder
1½ tsp Baking Powder

1.  Pre-heat oven to 375°F.
2.  Fill muffin pan with baking cups.
3.  Cream together the butter and sugar until well light and fluffy.
4.  Add in the eggs, one at a time.
5.  Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder together.
6.  Add sifted flour mixture to the butter mixture.
7.  Mix just until combined.
8.  Fill the baking cups a little over half way and bake for 15 minutes.
9.  Cool completely before frosting.

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