January 28, 2013

Chocolate Cake

Easy and yummy. Perfect for an evening snack.

servings: 20 to 25
time: 1 hour


Ingredients
6 eggs (whites and yolks separated)
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
6 tbs cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract

Topping
1 cup heavy cream (or 1 can table cream)
12 oz. unsweetened chocolate chips
shaved chocolate to decorate

Directions
1 – Mix the egg whites until very firm. Reserve.
2 – In another bowl, mix egg yolks and sugar until very light yellow.
3 – Put, chocolate and milk.
4 – Add egg whites gradually, mixing gently using a spoon, until they are completely incorporated.
5 – Add vanilla and baking powder.
6 – In a greased and floured baking pan, bake for about 40 minutes at 325ºF.
7 – After baked, spread the topping and the shaved chocolate.

Topping
1 – Put the cream on medium-high heat. As start to boil, turn the heat off and add the chocolate chips. Do not stir.
2 – After 5 minutes, stir until it is consistently bright and creamy.

Tips and Options
  • Add nuts to the batter.
  • Instead of decorating with chocolate chips, use cherries, chocolate sprinkles, shredded coconut or shaved white chocolate.

Original recipe (in Portuguese):
Bolo de Chocolate.

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