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Fudge Chocolate Brownie

Ingredients:

Chocolate 200g

butter 120g

white sugar 1cup

brown sugar 1/2 cup

eggs 3

vanilla 1 tsp

flour 1/2 cup

cocoa powder 1/4 cup

salt 1/4 tsp

 

Preheat oven to 180 Degree C

  1. Place chocolate and butter in a big bowl. Heat over hot water till chocolate and butter melts. Put aside and cool down.
  2. Mix white sugar and brown sugar in another bowl. Beat in egg. One each a time. Add in the next one after mix well. Add in vanilla after eggs.
  3. Combine chocolate butter mixture with sugar egg mixture.
  4. Sieve in flour, cocoa powder and salt. Combine well.
  5. Pour the batter into a baking pan.
  6. Into the oven for 30 mins.

Very nice brownie. My husband loves them.

Recipe: Chocolate Pound Cake

I always ask my husband about which pic to choose as featured image of blog. He gives me his opinion usually from a very different perspective.

He chose this picture for this blog. And his reason is that this picture look like it’s snowing.

I was like: WHAT???

Anyway, I still followed his advice.

If you always do baking at home and search baking recipes on YouTube. I bet you know Stephanie Jaworski from Joy Of Baking. She gives so many great recipes and demonstrations, which are very easy and hardly to fail. I really like her videos. And I tried some of her recipes, they turned out really great.

I followed her instructions about this Chocolate pound cake, except I reduced sugar and I didn’t do the glaze at the end.

Her video demonstration is here:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gI8ShUTkJf8

If you don’t have time for video, I can show you the steps:

Preheat oven to 180 degree C.

1. Dissolve 25g cocoa powder in 60 ml very hot boiling water. Set aside to cool down.

2. Prepare dry ingredients: 180g flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt. Mix them well.

3. Cream 225g butter with 200g white sugar (in video, she says 250g. I reduced sugar to keep it less sweet) till light. Add in 1 tsp vanilla extract. And 4 eggs one by one.

4. Add in cocoa water mixture. Stir well.

5. Add in 1/2 dry ingredients and 2 tablespoon milk. Mix well. Then add the rest dry ingredients.

6. Patter in baking pan. Bake for about 60 mins.

https://flic.kr/p/Q5d3uA

When it’s 50mins, I checked with toothpick, it didn’t come out very clean, so I baked for another 10 mins. I didn’t make the glaze and just dust icing sugar instead. Yeah, that’s why my husband related it to snowing.

See? Stephanie’s instruction is always simple and clear to catch up with.

My husband loves the cake.

Chocolate Banana Cupcake

I got this recipe from

Ingredients:

1 cup flour

3/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup cocoa powder

3/4 tsp baking soda

3/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

2 small mashed bananas

1 egg

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup canola oil

1/4 cup milk

3/4 tsp vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 180 degree C.

2. Mix all the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt) in a big bowl.

3. In another bowl, mash 2 small bananas with a fork. It’s ok if there’s still lumps. Beat in 1 egg. Stir well.

4. Pour in water, canola oil, milk and vanilla. Mix well.

5. Pour wet ingredients mixture into dry ingredients. Mix well.

6. Pour batter into muffin pan. Bake for 20 mins. Test with a toothpick. If toothpick comes out clean, then they are done.

Super moist and soft. Banana lumps turn to be creamy in the middle.

Cocoa Chocolate Cake

Last night, I saw a picture of chocolate cake online. And I really really wanted to have a piece of it. So I decided to make my own chocolate cake by myself. Remember my husband bought a pack of Starbucks cocoa before? There’s still some left. So I’m gonna use it to make my cocoa chocolate cake.

I referred to the recipe:

http://www.recipe4living.com/recipes/satin_moist_chocolate_cake.htm?format=print

The first time I saw this recipe, I was wondering is it true that boiling water is required in it? I was not so sure about it. But after I tried it, I realized how great this recipe is.

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar ( cocoa powder I used from Starbucks already contained sugar. So I cut off the sugar in original recipe)

1 3/4 cup flour

3/4 cup cocoa powder

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 eggs

1 cup milk

1/2 cup canola oil (original recipe said vegetable oil)

2 tsp vanilla

1 cup boiling water

1. Preheat oven to 175 degree C.

2. In a big bowl, mix sugar, flour and other 4 dry ingredients.

4. Add in eggs, milk, oil & vanilla.

4. Add in boiling water. Stir well till smooth.

5. Pour batter into greased baking pan. Bake for 30-35 mins.

You can add frosting you like. I like this cake very much. Soft and moist.

Simple Cocoa Brownie

Original recipe:

http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2013/05/lazy-day-brownies.html

Butter 120g

Sugar 110g ( I reduced sugar, because I used Starbucks cocoa, which contains sugar)

Starbucks cocoa powder 55g

1/2 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

Flour 70 g

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

Almond ( optional)

Preheat oven to 180 degree C.

1. Melt butter in a bowl simmering in hot water.

2. Remove butter from heat. Add sugar, cocoa, vanilla and eggs alternatively. Add new ingredient after blend well.

3. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Mix till just combine.

4. Pour batter into baking pan. Spread almond on surface.

5. Bake for 20 mins. Check with a toothpick.

Cool down and cut into small pieces.

Cocoa Brownie

One day, my husband chose a pack of Starbucks cocoa when we bought groceries in a supermarket. He was super excited because he kept thinking about a warm and yummy cup of cocoa. He immediately made himself a cup of hot cocoa when we reached home. Yet….he found it’s not as yummy as he thought. He always does things like that. At first he’s very excited and can’t wait to buy something but finds it’s not as good as he thought. =_=||

My principle is no wasting food in my kitchen. So I decided to make cocoa into brownies. And my husband is happy because he will feel less guilty in buying something he doesn’t like.

Oh. I found the recipe here:

best cocoa brownies


Ingredients:

Butter 140g

Sugar 250g ( if you want it to be less sweet, you can reduce the sugar)

Cocoa powder 65g

Salt 1/4 tsp

Vanilla extract 1/2 tsp

Eggs 2

Flour 65g
Preheat oven to 160 degree C.

1. Combine butter, sugar, cocoa powder & salt in a bowl. Place the bowl in simmering water. Stir till smooth.

2. Set aside to cool down.

3. Add in vanilla and beat in eggs. Mix them well.

4. Add in flour and mix till just combined.

5. Pour batter into baking pan.

6. Bake for 20-25 mins. ( because I used my round shaped baking pan and it’s smaller than the size in original recipe. So it took me longer to get done, about 30-35 mins.)


Very moist and yummy. I love it.

Easy Chocolate Cake


I followed this recipe:

http://www.food.com/recipe/sue-bs-chocolate-cake-31804?photo=3558
Ingredients:

3/4 cup cocoa powder

3/4 cup boiling water

1 cup buttermilk

1 cup canola oil

4 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla

2 cup sugar

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp baking soda
1. Mix cocoa powder with boiling water.

2. Mix buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla.

3. Mix sugar, flour, salt and baking soda.

4. Add dry ingredients into buttermilk mixture.

5. Add cocoa mixture into batter.

6. Pour into baking pan.

7. Preheat oven to 180 degree C and bake for 30 mins.
It’s really an easy cake to bake. Yet, it’s very moist and delicious.


Cheese Swirl Brownie


Original recipe:

http://m.xiachufang.com/recipe/100640998/

Chocolate batter:

Chocolate 50g

Butter 50g

Sugar 50 g

Egg 1

Vanilla 1/2 tsp

Flour 50 g 

Cocoa powder 10 g

Salt 1 pinch

1. Melt butter with chocolate. Stir well and add in sugar. Stir.

2. When chocolate mixture cooled, add in egg and vanilla. Mix well.

3. Mix flour, cocoa powder and salt well. Then add into chocolate butter mixture. Mix them well.

4. Take out 1/4 chocolate batter. Pour the rest 3/4 in baking pan.

Cheese part:

Cream cheese 125g

Egg  half

Sugar 30g

Vanilla 1/2 tsp

1. In a large bowl, stir cream cheese till smooth. 

2. Beat in egg, sugar and vanilla.

3. Pour cheese part onto chocolate batter in the baking pan.

4. Use a spoon to scoop the reserved 1/4 chocolate batter onto the cheese part.

5. Draw pattern with a toothpick.

6. Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Bake for around 30 mins.

Fudgy Fudge Pie

I found this amazing recipe on http://www.food.comIt’s also very easy and simple.

http://www.food.com/recipe/fudgy-fudge-pie-75432

I made a little change according to it:

Butter 120g

Flour 35g

Cocoa powder 30g

Sugar 150g ( I already reduced sugar based on original recipe but still found it is very sweet.)

Eggs 2
Procedure is almost same as original recipe:

1. Melt butter, add flour, cocoa powder and sugar.

2. Add in eggs. Stir well.

3. Pour into pie plate.

4. Preheat oven to 190 degree C, bake for around 30 mins. (After 30 mins, the edge is a little burnt, so I think maybe 25 mins is also fine.)

In the plate topped with some cream and fruits. It is very soft inside actually. Outside is a bit crunchy.