Guess what cake i am?
Dark is good, I say.
Give me the darkest possible...
Make that extra dark, no wait, give me dark, and black and bitter...
Mmmmm.... I can simply go on and on and on about this dark desire of mine.
If you've been a regular reader, I won't even need to elaborate and you'll get my point.
I've always loved chocolate, and especially dark chocolate. The darker the better... Okay, to be specific, the higher cocoa percentage the better, but that means it'll be slightly bitter but hey I like my chocolate that way! That's proper chocolate.
So imagine my excitement when I found out that this month's theme for Sugar High Friday was Dark Chocolate! Hosted by Lovescool, this month's edition is one that I knew I can't miss.
I was rummaging through my recipe books and recipe file, hunting for a perfect recipe to try. In the end, I settled for something quite unique, a new recipe i've never tried before. Since today's Thelma's birthday and we were going to meet up with some friends, I thought I'd bake a lovely cake for her. I'm using this cake as my SHF entry. Killing two birds with one stone, no?
So I ended up baking a Dark Chocolate Coffee Surprise Cake. This is kind of like a coffee cake, with dark chocolate chunks. I frosted the cake with a bit of nutella because I'm not sure if it'll be too bitter for her liking. Personally, I would have liked it just as it was, afterall I do love dark chocolate don't I? hahaa well but I really hope Thelma likes it! Oh yes, and I named it surprise cake because I think the chunks is kind of like a surprise... You'll only know that the cake is peppered with choc chunks only when you bite into it. I actually used a cupcake recipe and simply baked it as a cake. I did have some leftover batter which I used to bake some cupcakes for my family.
All right, I've offically crossed over to 'The Dark Side' and I'm loving it! ;p
a slice of the cake
*P.S. Thelma loved the cake! and so did the rest of my friends. :)
Dark Chocolate Coffee Surprise Cake
200g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
4 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
5 tbsp milk
7 tbsp cold strong coffee
1. Preheat the oven to 180 degree celcius
2. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
3. Add the eggs, then the milk and coffee and mix well.
4. In a seperate bowl, mix the dry ingredients - flour, cocoa, baking powder.
5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir in dark chocolate pieces.
6. Pour batter into a round cake tin (approx 9 or 10 inches), and bake for about an hour.