Nearly everyone has tasted chocolate cake at some point in their lives, whether it be a sweet treat on an otherwise mundane day or a guilty pleasure on your birthday. Who doesn’t want a taste of chocolate, which has been suggested to increase sentiment? Studies have shown that eating chocolate releases happy neurotransmitters in the brain, therefore increasing happiness. Making a cake nowadays is not limited to the resourceful and wealthy. With a chocolate cake’s ease, it only takes time, patience, and imagination to create something delicious.
Chocolate cake is a dessert that everyone loves, especially those with a sweet tooth. There are many variations and recipes for chocolate cakes out there but this one will be perfect for your next dinner party or celebration.
Chocolate has been around for over two hundred and fifty years. Dr. James Baker discovered that by grinding cocoa beans, he would create chocolate. If you are planning to start your own chocolate shop then you should know this important steps. However, chocolate cakes were not commercialized until the 1930s; in this time, all recipes for chocolate drinks only. Since then, there have been many different types of chocolate cakes offered; some of which are Devil’s food cake, Black Forest Cake, Chocolate Souffle Cake, Garasch Cake and Sachertorte. Cake-making with chocolate can be an experimental and highly lucrative business of its own, insofar as many new flavors to infuse chocolates like wine, fruits, nuts or even red pepper.
Baking a cake may seem like a task reserved for professionals. But this following recipe will show you how to make your own chocolate cake that you can enjoy with your family tonight. Though having high-quality ingredients is the optimal choice for those who want to bake a better cake, it’s not always a cost-effective choice. The ingredients necessary for making the simple chocolate cake are: 1/2 cup self-raising flour, 1/2 cup fine sugar, 2 Tbsp cocoa, a pinch of salt; 1/4 cup melted butter, and 1/2 cup milk. The egg is optional but can be used to provide color or flavor. Finally, add vanilla extract. Ingredients are easily accessible from your local grocery store, so scavenging for them will not be a problem. Scouring the grocery store for reasonably priced but high quality ingredients is a challenge all beginners must face.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour the pan, preferably a 7-inch cake pan. Mix all ingredients in order with hands (or electric mixer). Use a whisk to beat the mixture for two minutes. Grease a pan and pour in it your dough. Set the baking time from 35 to 40 minutes, and then check to see if it is done with a toothpick after. If the toothpick comes out clean then your cake is ready!
Once the cake is baked, it’s up to you! You can choose to decorate a chocolate cake with melted chocolate or sprinkle powdered sugar on top. For a layered chocolate cake, you can bake more cakes like this and stack them together. To make your decoration more appealing, try adding some fruit on the line-up; strawberries or mangoes to add a sweet taste. This is important because it sends out a message of love in the form of a cake you made by yourself.