Chocolate Cake

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I am loving this Chocolate Cake, always been my favorite cake ever! I have been searching and exploring the web for the best chocolate cake and I never found. This recipe has been inspired from my best friend and it’s the best I have baked so far. If you try baking a cake and end up with disappointments, still DON’T GIVE UP! Baking is not on my favorite lists as well but with much efforts and emotions you can bake a wonder. This recipe is really simple, I have not used milk nor baking powder and yet the cake is still so moist and decadent. Since I had strawberries, I have used them on the ganache as toppings. You choose how you want to decorate your toppings.

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Ingredients:

For the Cake:

  • 250g self-rising flour
  • 250g butter
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 200g sugar
  • 4 eggs

For the Ganache:

  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened chocolate chips

Preparations:

For the Cake:

  1. Combine butter and granulated sugar together until creamy consistent is obtained.
  2. Add eggs one by one and blend together into the butter and sugar.
  3. The flour and cocoa powder go in, mix well together until smooth.
  4. Grease your baking mould with butter and pour the batter.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 180 C for 30 minutes.

For the ganache:

  1. Once the cake has cooled down, melt chocolate chips into a pan for 30 seconds until creamy and softened.
  2. Spread the ganache on the cake and garnish on top with strawberries or anything else you prefer.

 

 

Eid Special: Nestle Condensed Milk Jelly

My mum’s dessert during Ramdhan and on Eid Day. I had to share because many people in Mauritius are familiar with this dish but only the cooking style will differs because everyone has their own versions of making this fabulous desserts.

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Servings: 5-6 (Depends on the size of your bowl or tray)

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet of Gelatin Agar Agar
  • 1 Nestle Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 5 large cups of water
  • 2 cardamons

Preparations:

1) Add water, gelatin and cardamon in a saucepan and bring to a boil on medium heat. Whisk well until gelatin dissolves. It usually takes 3 to 4 minutes.

2) Add the condensed milk and stir well for 1 minute on low heat. Once stove off, remove the cardamons.

3) Pour the liquid into a bowl or tray and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Once done, refrigerate for 1 hour until gelatin hardens.

4) Before serving, sprinkle on top cocoa powder.