22 March 2009


DIY is common at this economic downturn.  To bake your own cake rather than spending quite a sum on a dwarf size cake is more economical.

220g cake flour
200g butter
200g sugar
30g cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
5 eggs
1 tbsp water
1.5 tsp vanilla extract
100g chocolate
150g whipping cream

Melt chocolate and put aside to cool.
Sieve all dry ingredients and mix together
Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy
Add vanilla extract and beaten eggs mix with water little at a time till incorporated in butter batter
Slowly pour in melted chocolate and cream and mix thoroughly
Bake till cake when tested with skewer turns our clean

Chocolate Mousse
Mix A :
150g whipping cream
80g chopped dark chocolate

100ml milk

Mix B :
300g dark chocolate
35g butter

1 tbsp rum
70g fine sugar

1 tbsp vanilla extract

Place Mix B into a pot and melt over simmering water
Add milk to the melted chocolate mix and allow to cool
Fold in whipping cream and chopped chocolate

Slice cake into 3 parts

Top each layer with chocolate mousse.   Chill before serving.

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