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Chocolate Cake w/Chocolate Chips

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Oct 15, 2013

Chocolate Cake w choc chip

My fiancĂ© does karate (shinkyokushin) and had his last training lesson with his Australian sensei yesterday as he’s going to a tournament in Japan and won’t be back before we leave Australia. For the occasion I had baked a chocolate cake and tried to make a shinkyokushin logo in royal icing (which I have never worked with before). I’m not too satisfied with the logo (the 4-5 tests I made on baking paper were, unfortunately, better than the one on the cake), but people at the dojo were very excited about the cake.

I used the first chocolate cake recipe I ever tried – aka a cacao cake – and made it more exciting by adding chocolate chips.

The picture of the icing (1 beaten pasteurised egg white + 100 g shifted icing sugar) isn’t that good. Suddenly, I had no time left and I had to catch a train so I only had time to snap a quick (and crooked) picture before I had to run through Sydney.

Ingredients

  • 150 g butter, melted
  • 200 g sugar
  • 1/2 vanilla pod
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 g 70% chocolate, chopped
  • 175 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 tbsp cacao
  • 75 ml milk
  • 75 ml boiling water

Directions

Preheat oven to 175C.

Whisk butter, sugar and vanilla seeds. Add one egg at a time and whisk well in between. Add the chopped chocolate.

Mix flour, baking powder and cacao in another bowl. Shift it into the egg mixture and fold it in.

Add the milk and when it is mixed into the batter, add the boiling water.

The bake time depends on the form you are using and how tall your cake is. Mine was only about 2 cm tall and only had to bake for 30 minutes, but the bake time can be as long as 1 hour. Check in the middle of your cake with a wooden skewer.

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