A friend had a birthday recently and I wanted to bake her a cake. She requested chocolate. I've never made chocolate cake before, but I thought I'd be able to do it. I'm a very amateur baker, so I looked everywhere to find an easy recipe.
The recipe for Melt-in-your-Mouth Chocolate Cake at Chocolate & Zucchini sounded right up my alley. It had only 5 ingredients and the photograph was so appealing. Sigh. That was until I made it. It was a complete disaster.
First off you melt 200g of chocolate with 200g butter in a double boiler until melted and smooth. Take off the heat and add 1 cup of sugar. Let the entire thing cool.
This is where I noticed something was wrong because after it had cooled, the sugar had not melted, and it was all settled at the bottom of the mixing pan. I went ahead and added 4 eggs, mixing well. Then a tablespoon of flour. Mixed everything.
Poured everything into the baking pan. Sugar still at the bottom. I tried to evenly distribute it over the batter, thinking it would just melt in the oven and come out perfect! :-) I even put some of it in a ramekin so I could taste it before sending the cake over.
It didn't. Baked for 1/2 hour and left it in the oven for 10 minutes. Took it out and tried to turn out onto a cooling rack. It didn't happen. Cooled it for 10 minutes and tried again. Didn't happen. It just came out in pieces with the bottom still stuck to the pan. Same thing with the ramekin. It was a disaster.
I just wanted to share that to see if anyone knows what happened. Why didn't it turn out okay? Does anyone have a fail-safe chocolate cake recipe? And I really mean Chocolate Cake for Dummies!!
But I ate some of the pieces and it was really good. Just not nice looking enough to send over to my friend for her birthday. I sent her some of the nutella brownies I made the other day and she was very happy but I was bummed that I couldn't give her the one thing she had asked for!