Thursday, April 29, 2010

Happy Birthday

 Today is Hubby's birthday. But I was soo not in the mood to cook beriya-iya. Lagipun, not much in the fridge to create an appetizing meal. Since weekend ni ada kenduri & nak balik kampung, lagi le malas nak wat grocery shopping.
 I started baking a choc cake after 4.30pm. Trying out a new recipe. Tapi miscalculate the baking time & temp pulak! It took ages for the cake to cook. While I was preparing the ganache, Hubby called to say he'd be late coz he needed to collect the computer that he sent for repair ( rosak masa kilat hari tu..). Phew..So, I managed to decorate sikit2 the cake just in a nick of time! Masa Hubby balik tu, I was putting the finishing touch..not that the cake was cun..:-) . Tapi sempat le jugak godek2 ice-cream as a dessert..Dinner pulak, spagheti goreng jek..punya le malas..hehe..Tapi kira okay le tu coz I could still cook eventhough my tummy was feeling weird. Dah phase alah le ni..The cake turned out to be nice & moist.
 To Hubby, Happy Birthday dear. You're the best hubby & papa whom we could ever wish for. We love u..May Allah bless u always.

Best Moist Chocolate Cake
Source: here

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cups Hershey's cocoa ( I used other brand )
2 tsp baking soda
2 large eggs
1 tsp salt.
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup mazola / vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

1. Preheat ovem to 300F (150C ). Grease a baking dish. ( I used 10" baking pan )
2. Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl.
3. Mix at medium or high speed until all ingredients are blended & smooth.
4. Pour into the prepared pan.
5. Bake for 1 hour. Allow to cool before putting ganache.

Note: For homemade buttermilk; mix 1 tbs of white vinegar or lemon juice with up to 1 cup milk. Allow to stand for 5min to 15 min.

Our dessert


Sizuka said...

Happy Birthday to ur hubby zura!! Sama birthday dengan anak Lily putt :D

3AS said...

Thanks Shidah. Ye ke? Sure Lily & Rizal celebrate besar2an..Kids punya bday lagi meriah..

Harsa said...

zuera.. buttermilk ni camne? kat kedai ada jual ke? nak buat kene carik limau la plak.. hehehe..pastu boiling water ni.. mmg yg dok mendidih tu ke?
leh try ni.. ngah kemaruk nak makan moist choc cake.. setakat ni buat semuanya tak menjadi ke moist an nye tu..


3AS said...

Buttermilk kat kedai ada jual. Ko wat sndiri pn boleh..guna cuka je..Boiling water tu aku guna air panas kat thermopot je. The best moist choc cake yg aku biasa wat is ' American moist choc cake'. For recipe ko cari le kat link sebelah kiri under cake tu..