I shall speak no more on the matter or I'll never stop.
I decided that I'd try a different version of the DFCC that I usually make, and went for this recipe by David Lebovitz (who is apparently a famous food writer. Forgive me for my ignorance).
As usual, I used what ingredients I could afford and had. So this is what I put in and did, and it turned out well. You should visit the link provided for the original recipe.
Chocolate Cake a.k.a. the DFC
Source: David Lebovitz
9 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups cake flour (I used all-purpose flour & replaced (amoun) with cornflour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking power
4 ounces margarine
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs at room temperature
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup whole milk
Preheat oven to 180C.
Grease and line two 7-inch cake pans with baking paper.
Sift cocoa powder, flour, baking soda and baking powder into a bowl.
Beat margarine and sugar (for about 5 minutes if using an electric beater) until smooth and creamy. Add eggs one by one, and mix until well incorporated.
Mix water and milk. Alternately add flour mixture and milk mixture into the margarine+sugar+egg mixture (F-M-F-M). Mix until incorporated.
Divide into the pans prepared. Bake for 25 minutes. Test doneness by inserting a toothpick. Leave for 5 seconds and pull out, if there are no crumbs, the cakes are baked.
Frost using your preferred frosting or follow the original recipe. I used the cream cheese frosting and ganache recipe that I usually use. However, this time I followed a tip I read somewhere and whipped the ganche until it was stiff. This sort of thickened the ganache and made it easier to spread and it wasn't as messy, but the result was a much thicker layer of ganache than usual. Some might like this, but I prefer what I usually do.
|See how thick the ganache is?|
Pray for me, and wish me all the best! I may be a bit occupied after this to have time to bake, but I shall try my best to post something. Meanwhile, if you're interested, I also write a blog dedicated to teaching in Life as a Teacher. I'll probably post there a bit more often than here. For one, I'll probably be moving away from home, and I won't have an oven Maybe I'll take photos of my cooking instead? Blergh. Do I even know how to cook? Oh well we'll see.
Take care, everyone ;)