New Year is coming…. Again!
Excitement is always there in the cut of a new cycle. Reviewing what’s past, planning what will be…. All emotions are forced to mix just like egg, flour, sugar, milk in a bowl of dough. Just remember putting the right measurement.
So, what baking is for 2017?
Making a chocolate cake, people would want to make a physically beautiful cake tasting good. People love a cake that looks pretty and tastes delicious, am I right?
Like making a beautiful and delicious chocolate cake, that’s what I want my life a head especially my 2017 be like.
Prepare the best ingredients and know how much each of them is needed;
Get ready with the cleanest and most complete tools;
Spend good time in the kitchen;
Concentrate to the processes, never miss any one and do it as instructed;
My chocolate cake is my success in 2017.
Whatever I do, I succeed. And, I know as long as I have the proportion of ingredients and correct processes, I will!
Ok, Friends. Let’s get the ball rolling.
2017, I welcome you…. Please welcome me and be nice to this self.
Gotta spread the love and joy!
Success, success, success!
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons King Arthur Flour Black Cocoa, optional
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup strong black coffee (I used Green Mountain Coffee’s Vermont Country Blend)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
How to make:
– Heat oven to 180°F.
– Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans or one 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Set aside.
– In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment or in a large bowl with an electric mixer, combine the sugar, flour, cocoa(s), baking soda, baking powder and salt.
– Mix on low until dry ingredients are thoroughly combined.
– Add eggs, buttermilk, coffee, oil and vanilla. Beat on medium speed for about two minutes; the batter will be thin.
– Pour batter evenly into prepared pans.
– Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes for round pans, 35 to 40 minutes for rectangular pan or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
– Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks.
– Cool completely.
– Frost as desired.
Picture is also taken from the same website. Thank you!!!
Singapore – December 31, 2016 – 6:06pm