Happy New Year All...Days are running so fast, It's already 3 days over in 2011. And only today I'm back from the holiday mood...Howz 2011 treating u all ???
2011 seems lucky to me !!! This year started by winning a contest at stfashionista. Ye ye I won $50 Anthro Gift card. Thanks to Bonnie for a wonderful contest...
To the chocolate lovers, I baked Death by chocolate cake to welcome New year. Its truly a chocolate lovers dreams.
Ingredients for cake
8 oz (225 g) dark semisweet chocolate (40-50% cocoa)
2/3 cup (140 g) butter
1 cup (210 g) sugar
4 heaped tablespoons (1 dl) all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1½ teaspoon baking powder or 1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons sour cream
Ingredients for Ganache
9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup heavy cream
Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease 8 Inch baking pan
Break the chocolate into small pieces and melt it with butter over hot water.
Beat the eggs with sugar, mix with flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and vanilla extract.
Slowly fold in the melted butter and chocolate and the sour cream.
I added Some semi sweet choco chips to the batter just before pouring into the pan.
Bake at 350 degrees until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, approximately 40 to 50 minutes (if using 2 cake tins 20-30 minutes may be sufficient).
Cool the cake completely.
Place the chocolate into a medium bowl. Heat the cream in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Bring just to a boil, watching very carefully because if it boils for a few seconds, it will boil out of the pot. When the cream has come to a boil, pour over the chopped chocolate, and whisk until smooth.
Allow the ganache to cool slightly before pouring over a cake. Start at the center of the cake and work outward.