One of the favourite cakes that are enjoyed by people of all ages across the globe is the chocolate cake. It is easy to prepare and one can make it delicious and tempting. The person having some knowledge of baking cakes can make them similar to those found in the leading restaurants and pastries. There are plenty of sites and blogs that do have fabulous chocolate cake recipes.
History of chocolate cake
Chocolates is said to date back to the 1764s and since then has become one of the most favourite food of people of all ages. Chocolate also became an ingredient in cakes. Ground cocoa beans were used to make chocolates using 2 circular milestones. Later, in 1879 it was further improved after the introduction of conching by Swiss Rodolphe. It is regarded to be a process to make the chocolate much silkier and smoother, thus making it much better for the baking process. The reason is because, it mixes easily with the batters easily and completely. Chocolate cake mixes were sold in Pittsburgh by Duff Company in 1930. Such cakes become immensely popular during 1980s and 1990s. Other ingredients were also used besides chocolate like champagne, tea, red pepper, etc. Now, one can order online cake delivery in Udaipur and get variety of ranges like chocolate cake variants like black forest cake, layer cakes, soufflé cake, snowball cake and fudge cake, etc.
Preparing black forest cake
It is regarded to be among the best available chocolate cake variations. This can be served to both adults and children.
- Softened butter, 1/2 cup
- Sugar, 1 ¼ cup
- Eggs, 2
- All-purpose flour, 1 ¼ cup
- Natural unsweetened cocoa powder, ½ cup
- Vanilla extract and baking soda, 1 tsp
- Baking powder, 1.2 tsp
- Buttermilk, ¾ cup
For filling purpose, there is required cherry pie filing of two cans, heavy whipped cream of three cups, confectioner’s sugar of ¼ cup. If garnishing is desired, then sweet cherries, milk chocolate curls or other type of preferred garnishes can be used.
To prepare the cake the oven is to be preheated to 350F and cake pan lined with greaseproof paper. Take mixing bowl and beat sugar and butter using electric mixer until white and fluffy. When heating butter, include an egg, one at a time and mix properly. Include other ingredients like flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, vanilla extract, buttermilk and mix until mixture becomes smooth. Place mixture into cake pan and bake for 45 minutes. Once cooked, have it cooled and cut it into 3 horizontal layers.
For filling purpose, drain cherry pie to remove juices. Take mix bowl and beat whipped cream and confectioner’s sugar until thick. Shave chocolate using vegetable peeler and refrigerate mixture when waiting for cake to get baked. Once done, assemble the black forest chocolate cake. Garnish and it is now ready to be served.
Baking chocolate cakes can be really wonderful. If it is found to be tedious, then one can order online cake order in Udaipur.