Friday, 17 May 2013

Cherry-Chocolate-Coffee Cake

Sooooo preeeeetty, right? Well, I have this friend, who really likes flowery heart-shaped pink things and it's his birthday tomorrow... Anyways, I discovered (thanks to my work and wonderful boss) that cakes are so much better when you bake with starch, so here we go.

You need to have:

300g flour
40g unsweetened cocoa powder
1pkt baking powder
50g starch
1pkt vanilla sugar
200g sugar
40ml oil
300ml soy milk
100ml strong coffee
1 big glass of cherries

500g dark chocolate
a good 100g powdered sugar
cherry juice (kept from the glass)
all sorts of sugary decoration

You need to do:

Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a springform pan. Drain the cherries but keep the juice.

First, mix all the dry ingredients. Mix wet ingredients seperately, then pour into the dry ingredients. Mix using an electronic mixer until you get a thick batter. 

Pour into the springform pan, cover with cherries and bake for 40-50 minutes. You can check if it is done by poking it with a thin long wooden stick or similar. If there is dough stuck on it, it still needs to bake.

Let cool down. 

Melt the chocolate and cover the cake. Let dry. Mix about 100g powdered sugar with a tiny bit of the cherry juice. add maybe 1-2tsp and stir. You need to have a really gooey mass rather than a liquid to draw pretty things on top. You can add all sorts of decoration. Obviously you can only do chocolate covering or icing, whatever pleases you, really.

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