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Mom's Bday (Ultra Moist Chocolate Cake)

Mom celebrated her birthday last Sunday and I was the one in charge of the sweets. Since I'm not YET into the fancy world of cake decorating, I decided to make everyone's all time favorite moist chocolate cake, and it's ULTRA moist this time!

Ingredients: 2 1/2 c. cake flour, 2 1/2 c. sugar, 6 pcs. egg yolks, 1 bar butter, 3/4 c. cocoa powder, 1/4 c. evaporated milk, 1 1/2 tbsp. baking soda, 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1/4 c. mayonnaise or 1 tbsp. vinegar, 1 tsp. vanilla extract.

Cream butter until light and fluffy, add sugar and egg yolks.

Dissolve cocoa powder in boiling water.

Combine flour mixture (sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt) alternately with cocoa into butter mixture. Incorporate milk in between.

Stir in mayonnaise and vanilla. Batter becomes thin.

Pour in a greased and lined pan. Bake for 40 mins at 350 F. (I used a 9x13" rectangular pan here. For other pan sizes, make sure to pour only up to 1/2 to 2/3 full so it won't overflow as the cake rises pretty much.)

It's done! Let it cool completely. Run a knife on the sides to loosen the cake and.....


See how moist it is...


Now the frosting part...

Ingredients: 1/2 c. cocoa powder, 1/2 bar butter, 1/2 c. evaporated milk, 1/2 c. condensed milk, 1/2 c. sugar, 1 pc. egg yolk (optional).

Mix all ingredients together while stirring constantly over medium heat until frosting becomes thick and spreadable.

This is how it looked like already sliced at the party. I advice you to not slice this type of cake when super cold / just had been chilled coz it gets too moist that the cake would cling to the knife and will destroy the beauty of your cake.

Although mine had been terribly sliced, it still looks tempting and irresistible.

and had been a huge hit in the party.

I'm so happy that my family, relatives & my moms friends loved the cake and were even asking about ordering from me. One of my mom's friend who is a cake lover told me that I should study piping borders and letters, apply it to all my cakes so she can start ordering from me for several occasions.

I hope I'll eventually learn those "art" stuff, I just need to take things slowly. Right now, I'm actually trying to experiment on how to make a stable, pipable chocolate icing (not buttercream). Good luck to me!


Tinnie said…
Hi, this looks yummy. May I ask how much boiling water did you put in the cake. Thank you!
BeRRy HaLLey said…
It's 1 cup of boiling water. :)
choppee said…
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choppee said…
It really looks so yummy and delicious!! I wana try this one!

Thank you for sharing your recipe. :)
thanks for sharing! ill use this as a recipe for my cupcake, hope it will turn out fine!! thanks again!!

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