I haven't done this one in a while, and with all my baking stuff on the move, I don't think its in the near future, but I still wanted to share this recipe with you. So if you try this one, let me know what you think. Yes, I know, I make jewelry and most of my post are about food, well I like food, love more like it. Even more if it has chocolate in it. You see, chocolate makes things better, not just for sweets, on savory food too. And skin! skin care products made with chocolate! And duh, sex is better with chocolate too, righ? LOL
But yes, chocolate is just heavenly, oh and bacon too. Just not together, not my thing.
Any ways here it is!
1/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
1 ounce high-quality milk chocolate (such as Lindt, Perugina, or Valrhona), chopped
1/4 cup boiling water
1/4 cup milk
2/3 cup cake flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Position rack in center of oven; preheat to 350°F. Butter one 5- inch cake pan with 5 inches-high side or 5-inch cake pans with 2-inch-high sides. Line bottom of pan with parchment paper; butter parchment. Combine cocoa powder and milk chocolate in medium bowl. Pour 1/4 cup boiling water over; whisk until mixture is smooth. Whisk in milk.
Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt in another medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat both sugars, melted butter, egg, and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Add flour and cocoa mixtures; beat until blended (batter will be thin).
Bake cakes until tester inserted into center comes out with some crumbs attached, 28 to 30 minutes. Cool in pans on racks 15 minutes. Turn out onto racks; peel off parchment. Turn over; cool on racks.
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks
1 tablespoon of butter
Warm the heavy cream and add the butter and chocolate. Mix well until blended, re heat if necessary.
Once the cake has cooled enough... if you can wait that long ... pour the melted chocolate over the cake, as little or as much as you like... Its your cake!! ;-)
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