My 26th Recipe

My 26th

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Ingredients

Chocolate cake

For a 20x20cm square baking tin or 18cm diameter tin.

  • 50g good quality chocolate / finely grated

  • 100g Self-raising flour / sift into a bowl, together with the grated chocolate.

  • 3 eggs

  • 50g granulated sugar

topping

  • 200ml double or whipping cream

  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar

  • fresh berries

How to make My 26th


I am 26 today (!!!) and very aptly this is my 26th recipe, so naturally it had to be a cake! This is actually a cake recipe taken from this book by Harumi Kurihara. The recipe just uses white chocolate, but I decided to make one white chocolate sponge and one dark chocolate sponge. The recipe also only calls for plain flour, but I was so worried about the cake not rising I decided to use self raising flour and added a little sprinkle of baking powder. You may notice this recipe doesn't call for any butter, which results in the cake being slightly dryer than usual, but the cream topping and filling compliments the cake nicely and doesn't leave that greasy/fatty aftertaste in your mouth.

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C and grease and line your baking tin.

  2. Add the eggs and the sugar into a bowl and whisk till it stands in peaks. ( This is the point where it is extremely handy to have an electric whisk. Which I don't...)

  3. Fold in half of the flour and chocolate mixture (fold by using a tablespoon, drawing a figure of '8' in the mixture). Then add the rest of the mixture and gently fold some more.

  4. Pour the mixture into tha cake tin, tapping the tin on the kitchen top few times to remove any air. Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes, till lightly browned.

  5. Remove from oven and turn out onto a rack and leave to cool. When it is still slightly warm, warp the cake in some cling film, which will stop the cake from drying out.

  6. While the cake is cooling, place the cream and sugar into a bowl and whisk to soft peaks, careful not to over whisk. Slap the cream on top of the cake and have fun decorating!

Enjoy!

  • Kimmy
    Kimmy says

    HAPPY 26th. ZOMG! that cake looks absolutely beautiful and yummi. U know what would have been even better, someone else making the cake for ur b'day. nice one!

  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    looks most yummeh. happy baffday.

  • telliecoin
    telliecoin says

    Happy birthday! Cake looks absolutely wonderful! YUM YUM! I like berries :D

  • yehting
    yehting says

    happy bday!!! there is no butter? maybe i should try this ^^

  • dubow
    dubow says

    nope, no butter. still tastes nice n fluffy!

  • kimmallari
    kimmallari says

    cake looks just adorable :)

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