Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Buttermilk Chocolate Cake
Yesterday for Steve's birthday he made his own cake. I would not have minded making it myself, but he enjoys experimenting in the kitchen now and then. And baking cakes and cookies is his most preferred type of experiment. It looked like a delicious cake, but I did not have even one bite as my weigh-in is today. But I thought I would share the recipe. He served it with homemade vanilla ice cream.
1 C. Buttermilk
6 T. Unsalted butter
1 1/4 C. Flour
1 C. plus 2 T. Sugar
1/3 C. Unsweetened cocoa powder
1 t. Baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 Large egg, beaten
1 t. Vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a smal, heavy bottomed pot combine buttermilk and butter. Place over medium heat; stir often until butter melts. Remove and let cool for 15 minutes. Meanwhile in another bowl, sift together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
After buttermilk has cooled, add beaten egg and vanilla; mix well. Add wet ingredients all at once to dry ingredients. Wisk until combined and then beat briskly until almost smooth. Pour into cake 9" rounds.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs clinging to it. Do not overbake. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Then invert onto a cooling rack and remove pan. Turn right-side up and let cool completely. Decorate as desired.
Scripture of the Day: D&C 42:36