There are many cake recipes out there with all kinds of permutations and combinations but something is always extra or less. So I request you to follow this recipe to a T if you want to perfect this. Btw, I'm famous for trashing cakes if they turn out bad. My logic being, if I cannot eat it, it's not fair to offer it to anyone. After a lot of deliberation I am confident and excited to share this Fudgy Chocolate Cake recipe with you. You will kiss your own hands right after baking this(err self-love?)...before anyone else does :)
Read the entire recipe from start to finish and keep your ingredients ready accordingly. You can do this! Let's Begin.
Ingredients Prep step-by-step:
Utensil 1: Beat well in a bowl and keep aside:
1 egg well-beaten
50 grams yoghurt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Utensil 2: Melt. Stir. Pour. in the following order and keep aside:
113 grams unsalted butter (Melt on low heat)
22 grams Cocoa powder (Stir into the melted butter)
113 ml hot water (Pour into the cocoa-butter mix and blend well)
Utensil 3: Sift and mix the following:
120 grams All purpose flour
100 grams Granulated sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
A pinch of salt
10 grams chocolate chips OR roughly chopped chocolate bar
2 tsps pumpkin seeds OR Nuts of your choice
Pre-heat oven to 176°C or 350° F
Grease a loaf tin. Line with parchment paper. Grease it with a smidgen of butter.
The pan I used was 25 x 13 x 6cm
- Pour the blended wet mix from Utensil 2 into Utensil 3(the sifted dry ingredients)
- Stir or blend ensuring there are no traces of flour .
- Now add the ingredients from Utensil 1 i.e the beaten yoghurt, eggs and vanilla - incorporate and give the entire batter a good stir.
- Pour into the greased loaf pan.
- Sprinkle the seeds/nuts or chocolate pieces and bake for 35 minutes. (check at 30 minutes with skewer)
And for those of you looking at the cracked top, it's because the loaf tin I used was deep. and with the heat the outside tends to cook faster and then the inside causing it to crack. So do consider using a square baking pan instead.
All said and done, your kitchen is going to smell of divine chocolate and that taste... don't get me started ;) Happy Baking.