chocolates and cakes

Chocolate Cake Recipes

Introduction:

It would give you immense pleasure for you when you cook for yourself and others. Preparing regular food is an easy task and at the same time, making special food is very difficult. Whenever you prepare any food, you have to maintain the quality and taste. Unless you are perfect with your chocolate cake recipes, it would be difficult to win appreciations from others. In this article, you would be provided with some special chocolate cake recipes.

Rich Chocolate Mousse Cake:

For serving sixteen persons:

Required ingredients:

8 egg whites, one cup of sugar (about 200 grams), 10 OZ (180 grams) hazelnuts with finely ground, 4 tablespoons of plain cocoa powder (without sweetness), and

18 OZ (500 grams) dark semi or chocolate with bittersweet, eight egg Yolks, two third cup of sugar (120 grams), two and a half cup of whipping cream.

Procedure to make cake:

A) Preheat your oven up to 350 Degree Fahrenheit. For this, you can use gas mark 4 or 180 degree Celsius. B) Then line a one and half feet cake tin with greaseproof or other non-stick paper and grease the tin. C) Whisk the egg whites till stiff and in peaks by using an electric mixer, which would be handy for this purpose and then slowly and gradually add the sugar and whisk well each time you add sugar.

D) Then you have to mix with finely ground hazelnuts and cocoa powder.

E) Then you have to bake at 350 degrees for about fifteen minutes. It would take approximately fifteen minutes. You can check it by inserting a wooden pick into the centre. When the wooden pick comes out clean, that means that it is fully baked. F) Then you have to cool the cake.

Filling:

This is very important to give perfect taste to the cake. For this;

A) First, you melt finely chopped dark chocolate over hot water.

B) Then, beat the egg yolks with 4 OZ sugar till the color becomes white.

C) After this, you have to heat half a cup whipping cream to the boiling point, and whisk in beaten egg yolks.

D) Then you have to fold in melted chocolate. You would see that the mixture becomes thicker and almost solid state. Then, you have to cool it to about Hundred-degree F.

E) Then you have to whisk two cups of whipping cream. After this, fold with the egg and chocolate mixture, one tablespoon at a time till the filling becomes soft and then the remaining parts of the cream.

F) Finally, you have to transfer to the cake tin, and keep it in the fridge for at least eight hours.

When served cold, the filling would appear more like a chocolate truffle cake than mousse. If you feel more sugar should be added, you can use semisweet chocolate instead of unsweetened chocolate. This would be one of the best chocolate cake recipes.

Chocolate Bundt cake of dark chocolate glaze:

The dark chocolate bundt cake has very rich taste and it is a chocolate-lovers sweet dream. This dark chocolate cake recipe would be very useful for the persons who have desire to make wonderful chocolate bundt cake, especially when you use a high-quality Dutch-process cocoa.

For serving ten to twelve persons:

Required Ingredients:

Eight ounces butter (two sticks)

Half a cup cocoa with a high quality cocoa

Three fourth cup of water

Two cups of granulated sugar

One-cup sour cream

One-tablespoon Vanilla extract

Two large eggs

Two cups of all-purpose flour. (You have to stir before the measurement)

One-teaspoon of baking soda and

Half a teaspoon of salt.

Dark Chocolate Glaze:

Four ounces of bittersweet chocolate

One third cup of whipping cream

Quarter cup of light corn syrup

One-teaspoon of Vanilla extract

Procedure for making:

First, you have to grease and flour a ten to twelve cup Bundt Pan. Heat your oven up to 350 degree Fahrenheit. You have to melt the butter in a large saucepan over low temperature and add cocoa, stirring till it comes to the stage of smooth. Then whisk in the water and take it out from the fire. Then, to the warm cocoa mixture, you have to add the sugar, sour cream, one-tablespoon vanilla, and eggs. You have to whisk until it comes to the smooth stage.

You then take another bowl and in that bowl combine the flour, soda and salt. After that, you have to add at once to the first mixture. You have to whisk continuously until they blend well. Then you have to pour batter into the prepared pan. You have to bake it at least for forty to forty five minutes.

Usually it takes about 45 minutes to be baked. Otherwise, you just watch until it comes to firm stage and at that stage, it would have pulled away slightly from the sides of your pan. Then you have to cool in pan on a shelf for about twenty minutes. Then you have to be careful in loosening the cake. For this, you can use a professional knife and then invert onto a large plate. In between, you have to prepare the glaze.

The procedure to prepare the glaze:

First, you have to chop chocolate and put in a small bowl; then set it aside. Then you have to combine remaining the heavy whipping cream, corn syrup, and one-teaspoon vanilla extract in a small or middle-sized saucepan. Then you have to cook the mixture. During this, you have to stir it continuously until the mixture boils. Then pour over the chocolate and whisk till the mixture comes to the stage of smooth. Then, cool it to the normal temperature. Finally, spoon it over the cooled cake. If you feel that it is very thick, you can use cream to make it thin. Now, your chocolate Bundt cake with dark chocolate glaze is ready. It would be a highly delicious one and you can make others to feel happy by the cake, which you have prepared.

Conclusion:

Whenever you are trying to make eatables, first you have to read it twice or thrice completely and then you can try and surely, you would succeed.

Acknowledgement: Many sincere thanks to the cocoa web.com and about.com for having provided very useful information for the cake lovers. When they eat the cakes, surely, they would appreciate.