ULTIMATE CHOCOLATE CAKE by Joice @ County Baker Mom ( a guest post)

Joice always calls herself ‘a lazy blogger’ – she cooks and bakes more, than blog. Am I right, France? 😀 Well, you may be wondering why we call each other ‘France’. Joice and I were best friends when we were in grade school. Even we were in the same classes (except for Values Education as we have different religion), we write each other letters almost everyday. FRANCE means Friends Remain And Never Can End. I don’t know if you have that stuff when you were in grade school, but we had. 😀

When I published my post of mine looking for volunteers as guest bloggers, I expected Joice to email me and say ‘Hey, France, I’d be happy to do a guest post for you.’ But, I waited… waited… and waited. Then I thought ‘Hmm, this girl is busy with something else.’ So that’s when I decided to email her to invite. And I was right – she’s busy. Lucky me – she had already prepared something and wrote back to me the next day. 😀

I bring you Joice @ County Baker Mom


Hello again 🙂 just like I’ve  said in my recent post my dear friend  invited to write  a guest post which  made me confused as I am not used in doing it. Anyway, this is a great opportunity for me as well as Jhuls will feature me on her awesome blog  thenotsocreativecook.

Who would not love chocolate cake? I guess everybody wants it. Me?well I am not really that type of person who loves sweets but I’m kinda sweet person (harhar) because I love making sweet desserts to my love ones and friends. And today I am sharing with you one of the most loved  and popular cake in the world. 🙂

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Now,lets talk about this cake. First, the cake itself is super fluffy and moist. Second, the icing just had the right amount of sweetness. Having all the qualities that I’m looking for a  perfect cake I can now call this as my ultimate chocolate cake I have ever made for now 🙂

ULTIMATE CHOCOLATE CAKE

CHOCOLATE CHIFFON CAKE

 Ingredients:

 {A}

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoon of unsweetened baking cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup boiling water

 {B}

  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour (or 1 3/4 cups sifted cake flour)
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

 {C}

  • 7 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

 {D}

  • 7 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup sugar

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  Procedure:

  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius.
  2. Mix {A} in a small bowl.  Set aside to cool for about 20 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine {B} well.  Add in {C} and cooled dissolved cocoa.  Beat with electric mixer or by hand until smooth and well blended.
  4. Beat {D} on high speed until frothy.  Gradually add in the sugar and beat until stiff peaks are formed.  Gradually and gently fold in egg whites into egg yolk mixture.  Pour batter into ungreased 10″ tube pan or square pan.
  5. Bake for about 60 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched.  Invert pan into wire rack immediatelyand cool completely.
  6. Carefully run a thin knife around sides and center of pan and invert cake onto a large serving plate.

OLD FASHIONED CHOCOLATE ICING

(makes about 2 1/2 cups icing)

 Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 cups whole milk, divided ( I used evaporated milk)
  • 2 tablespoons butter

 Procedure:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the cocoa powder, cornstarch, sugar, and 1/2 cup of the milk.
  2. In a medium saucepan and over a low-medium heat, bring the remaining milk to a soft boil.
  3. Add the chocolate mixture from step 1 to the boiling milk.  Whisk continuously until mixture is thick and of a spreading consistency. (This will not take very long.)
  4. Remove from heat then add the butter.  Mix until butter is fully melted and incorporated.  Set aside to cool. (The icing will thicken a bit more upon cooling.)
  5. Spread frosting in between two cakes layers, on top and sides. Decorate as desired


Yeah! Who doesn’t love chocolate cake? We need to talk. 😀

I wish I could have a slice of this right now. Thank you so much, France. I know you were busy when you did this and I am so appreciative of you for that. And again, thank you for being one of those few people who inspired me and convinced me to start a blog. I will talk to you soon. I hope the move went well and good.

I know everyone enjoyed this drooli-cious cake – c’mon… have a slice and tell me what you think. 😉

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25 thoughts on “ULTIMATE CHOCOLATE CAKE by Joice @ County Baker Mom ( a guest post)

    1. I think Joice is in the middle of the busy life, but I am sure she’ll be delighted to read your message when she’s available. This cake is really a winner. Thanks for leaving a note. 😉

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