Chocolate Loaf Cake

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Type of dish : cake
Level of difficulty : easy
Mood : body aching all over, PMS

As you all know, there are probably hundreds of chocolate cake recipes if you google. For now I’m looking for something “lighter”. The reasons why I want to try this recipe are :
–  Chocolate agent depends solely on cocoa powder, no dark cooking chocolate involved. So I suspect it should be a light cake.
–  I’m kind of curious for the outcome because if you read the method, this cake is surely buttercake type. But looking at the amount of lessen butter used, I’m not too sure anymore.

You can read the original recipe here. As usual i cut down the amout of sugar.

Makes 2 small loaves
Ingredients
250g cake flour (i used all purpose)
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
40g cocoa powder
50g milk powder
125g butter, softened
280g caster sugar, sifted (i used 200g)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
250ml water

Method
Preheat oven to 160°C (mine 170°C). Prepare two loaf pans, greased. Since i used silicon pans, so i skip greasing.
Sift cake flour, soda, salt, cocoa and milk powder together into a mixing bowl; stir to mix well and set aside.
Beat softened butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Mix in vanilla. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until well combined.
Add 1/3 of the sifted flour mixture and fold in with a spatula. Mix in half of the water. Repeat with the next third of the flour mixture, then the remaining water and finally fold in the last of the flour
mixture.
Divide the cake batter equally between the two prepared pans.
Bake for about 75 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when tested (baked mine for only 45 minutes, as you know silicon pan speed up baking process).

The result is surprising. The cake rise so well inside the oven. Shrunk a bit when come out. The cake at original source (corner cafe) cracked on the surface, but mine stay smooth. The texture is so light like a sponge cake but still has typical buttercake crumb. And it’s not crazily sweet. Kids adore it for sure, what do you expect, it’s chocolate cake… 🙂

I also would like to share saturday morning activity of the boys : mini soccer.

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Have a good day pipol…

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