How To Make The Best Mom’s Chocolate Cake ?
We All love Chocolate cakes and cakes in general. However, the recipes might differ from chefs to amateurs, the envy is always the same; add some more Choco. But the question is : How Come Mom’s cake is always the best and the tastiest ?
An answer for this, I don’t have. But, preception of mine is that mom’s love pours always in mom’s recipes. So our article combines between two very beloved things Chocolate cake and mom’s love added to them. which will definetely taste the best.
These kind of cakes differs from a type to another from ingredients to shapes to fillings to decorations.
So first let us have a quick idea about the classic chocolate cake and origins.
Origins of Chocolate Cake
Dr. James Baker learned how to create chocolate by grinding cocoa beans between two large circular millstones in 1764, and the history of chocolate cake begins there.
Eliza Leslie, a well-known Philadelphia cookbook author, wrote the first chocolate cake recipe in 1847 in The Lady’s Receipt Book.
This chocolate cake recipe, unlike others, used chopped chocolate. In the 19th century, pastry chefs made magnificent chocolate delights for the wealthy, notably in France and Austria.
Chocolate, in any form, remained a rare delight reserved for special occasions for the majority of the population. Chocolate cake did not reach the public until the twentieth century, when cacao costs became more reasonable.
Depending on the recipe and the type of chocolate used, there are many different types of chocolate cake available today. Chocolate cake recipes change from country to country.
Some Famous Chocolate Cakes
- Sacher Torte
Sachertorte is a well-known Viennese dessert. It is the world’s most renowned chocolate cake. In 1832, Austrian Franz Sacher created the Sachertorte for Prince Wenzel von Metternich in Vienna, Austria.
Three layers of chocolate sponge cake with generously spread apricot jam in between and on top make up this delightful masterpiece. Dark chocolate frosting covers the entire cake. It’s generally served with a dish of unsweetened whipped cream.
- German chocolate cake
There is no such thing as a chocolate cake made in Germany. Samuel German, an English-American chocolate producer, produced a dark baking chocolate formulation that was later utilized in the cake recipe.
German chocolate cake is a three-tiered chocolate cake with a coconut-pecan frosting.
- Joffre Cake
A Joffre cake is a chocolate buttermilk layer cake filled with chocolate ganache and topped with chocolate buttercream that was developed in commemoration of a visit by French Marshal Joseph Joffre shortly after World War I at Bucharest’s Casa Capșa restaurant.
- Forêt noire
Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, meaning “Black Forest Cherry-torte,” is a chocolate sponge cake with a rich cherry filling based on the German dish Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte.
Black Forest gateau is often made out of multiple layers of chocolate sponge cake sandwiched between layers of whipped cream and cherries.
- Molten chocolate cake
A popular delicacy that combines the features of a flourless chocolate cake and a soufflé is molten chocolate cake. It’s also known as chocolate moelleux (from French for “soft”), chocolate lava cake, or simply lava cake.
It gets its name from the dessert’s liquid chocolate core.
- Ding Dong
A Ding Dong is a chocolate cake made and sold by Hostess Brands in the United States and Vachon Inc. in Canada under the name King Dons. Since 1967, the Ding Dong has been manufactured.
It’s spherical with a flat top and bottom, about three inches in diameter and slightly higher than an inch, and it’s about the same size as a hockey puck in form and size. A white creamy filling is injected into the middle, and the cake is covered with a thin layer of chocolate glaze.
So, now let’s make what is the tastiest in terms of cakes; a Mom’s Choclate Cake.
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This Cake is proofed for a relatively short time only 1 hour for the whole process.
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For this Recipe you need :
For the Cake
- 3 whole eggs
- 1 cup of vegetables oil
- 1/2 cup of homemade coffee
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2.5 cups of all purpose-flour
- 16g of cocoa powder
- 8g of vanilla sugar ( or extract)
- 8g of baking powder
- 2 tsp of vinegar
- A pinch of salt
- A tablette of any kind of chocolate (Milka for example)
For The Decoration
- Cream or milk
- Nuts or Almonds
- Whisk the eggs in big bowl with sugar and vanilla until the mixture changes to white.
- In a seperate container mix the cocoa powder, the coffee and the vinegar.
- Mix everything together until the color is dark brown.
- Add the flour and the baking powder slowly while whisking it all until small bubbles show.
- In a cake mold of your choice ( that doesn’t stick) pour the mixture.
- Break the Chocolate Tablette into small pieces and place them gently on the surface of the mixture.
- In a 180° pre-heated oven bake your Cake for 40 minutes. only after this time you might check your cake with a knife, if i doesn’t stick, then you’re set to go.
- For the decoration, melt the chocolate of your choice with cream or milk and pour it on your cake.
- The last step would be to decorate with anything of your choice, I put slivered almonds.
- The Vinegar is very crucial so that your cake would definitely rise.
- This cake can be a base for a cream decortaed cake for birthdays, kids love it!
- Add more cocoa as much as you like, no boundaries. that’s the mom’s secret of generosity.
- You can put the nuts inside the cake if you want, no harm!
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