Sunday, May 10, 2009

rich fudge and marshmallow crusted chocolate cake

remembered that i won this marvelous set of gifts from munchkin mommy's blog anniversary a few months ago? and i've been wanting to try this chocolate cake recipe from one of the cookbook which i received from her, "crazy for chocolate". at last i was able to bake one.

it didn't looked like the one in the cookbook photo since i didn't have a template that created a nice design on top. i just sprinkled powdered sugar instead. hehehe...

here's the recipe from the book...

1 cup plain flour
1/4 cup self-raising flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/3 cup soft brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla essence
60 gm. butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
125 gm. mini marshmallow¹

preheat oven to moderate 180°C (350°F/gas 4).

brush a deep 23 cm (9 inch) round cake tin with melted butter or oil. line base with baking paper.

sift flours, cocoa and soda into a large bowl. add the sugars; make a well in the center.

add combined egg, vanilla essence, butter and milk. using a wooden spoon, stir ingredients until mixture is smooth. stir through marshmallows.

pour mixture evenly into prepared tin; smooth surface. bake 40-45 minutes or until skewer comes out clean when inserted at the center of cake. leave cake in tin for 25 minutes before turning onto wire rack to cool.

dust with icing sugar using a template before serving.²

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¹ if mini marshmallows are not available, use chopped larger ones which i used.

² just dust the top with powdered/icing sugar if you have no template.