Chocolate Mint cake - adaption -

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

this is a recipe originated from kak Ummi's kitchen. My children loves this cake much to my suprise i thought kids hate minty flavor but i suppose the combo of mint and chocolate is a palate pleaser.

My verdict:-
its a rather moist cake provided that you do not over beat the batter. fairly easy to make, its a no brainer just follow the instruction to the letter. and you'll be OK. ;) Our family loves this cake so its a keeper. I highly recommend you to try - if youre up to something different ;)

MY adaptation to the recipe:
200g flour
2tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
230g butter
180g granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1tsp vanilla essence
21/2tbsp dutch processed coco powder
50ml fresh milk
few drops of green coloring
few drops of peppermint essence/extrat (do not go overly EXCITED with this one or you'll end up having toothpaste flavor cake *L0L*)

preheat oven to 175c. line a 8"x8" cake tin with parchment paper.
sift flour, baking powder and baking soda then mix butter and flour into a paste consistant batter. set aside.
in a different bowl beat eggs with sugar until thick then add in vanilla.
then mix together the flour mixture and the egg mixture. beat until fluffy, the batter will look shiny/glossy at this point.
devide the batter into 2 portions. portin A mix it with coco powder then portion B mix it with peppermint and green coloring - mix well.
then pour the batter alternately onto the center overlapping with each other, this will create the marbeling effect. then tap the pan to let any bubbled out and bake for 45mins or until the cake test done. if the top of the cake browns too fast, cover it with aluminium foil.

NOTE: for the coco powder, its best if you were to dilute it with a table spoon or two of water for easy mixing.