Saturday, July 9, 2011

My Failed "Show Me The Money" Cake....Failed Due To The Recession


Thanks to Ellie and her Vintage Victuals blog I was inspired and curious to reproduce her recipe. I was curious about the ingredients "cup of water" and the "½ tsp" of cinnamon mixed in a cocoa cake. I never had cocoa cake with cinnamon before, it is delicious.  As I said I am not a dessert making guy and wanted to surprise Maria (the expert) and thank Ellie for this beautiful idea.

 Well, I messed up. Instead of pouring the chocolate (cocoa) mixture to the whisked flour, sugar and salt and then add the buttermilk and baking soda as per the recipe,  I did just the opposite. Added the
buttermilk and baking soda to the whisked flour, sugar and salt and then I added the cocoa mixture. The rest of the batter and cake were made according to Ellie's instructions.
Result:  After 25 minutes in the preheated to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) oven, the cake came out with a narrow ring of wobbly matter around the center of the cooked cake as per picture.



Bottom line: A fantastic tasting cake with a fluid centre with a delicious back taste of cinnamon!! Not very presentable but heck it's going to go in the same place anyway.
Well who knows maybe I discovered by mistake another way of making "Lava Cake"...
Anyway here is Ellie's recipe which I am very eager to share with y'all.
You will need:
-  ½ cup butter.
-  1 cup water.
-  ½ cup vegetable oil.
-  5 Tbsp. cocoa powder.
-  2 cups flour.
-  2 cups caster sugar.
-  ½ tsp. salt.
-  ½ cup buttermilk.
-  1 tsp. baking soda.
-  2 eggs lightly beaten.
-  ½ tsp. cinnamon.
-  1 tsp. vanila.
Method:
-  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F or 190 degrees C.
-  Grease a large bundt pan with cooking spray or light vegetable oil.
-  Combine water, butter, oil, and cocoa and bring to a boil. Turn off heat.
-  Meanwhile whisk flour, sugar and salt together in a large bowl.
-  Pour cooled cocoa mixture into the dry ingredients above.
-  Add buttermilk and baking soda and mix well.
-  In a small bowl combine beaten eggs with the cinnamon and the vanilla.
Notice The Fluid Oozing Out Of The Bottom. 
Rest Of Cake Was Well Cooked Thoug
-  Add to batter and mix.
-  Pour into bundt pan and in the oven for 25 minutes.
Thank you Ellie, I will make it again and succeed!
Cheers,
Stelio

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