Saturday, February 2, 2013

Valentine Bittersweet Chocolate Pound Cake (情人节黑钻巧克力磅蛋糕)

 


在大家都忙碌准备年饼和年货之余,我想要提醒大家别忘记今年的情人节正好落在新年的农历初五。你可否有计划要买什么礼物或怎么庆祝呢?一般上巧克力是情人节不可或缺的。相信是它香醇浓郁,柔滑细腻的口感,加上浓情蜜意的感觉。所以,在浪漫的节日里深受大家的喜爱。现在就跟大家分享这个简单又充满巧克力芳香的食谱。希望你们可以利用新年空闲时间烘个爱心蛋糕献给你最亲爱的老公或情人 ^_^ 祝愿天下有情人终成眷属!!!


While everyone is busy on CNY preparation, do not forget Valentine's Day also around the corner during that time too. Have you come out with any idea for gift and celebration? Chocolate is one of the most popular Valentine's gifts. I would like to share a simple yet rich of chocolate fragrance pound cake with you. Hope that you will love it and bake it for your loved one. Enjoy your Valentine's day!


Lots of LOVE for you ~ my lovely blogger friends!



Bittersweet Chocolate Pound Cake (黑钻巧克力磅蛋糕)
(Recipe source : adapted from 新手也会做的磅蛋糕 Pound Cake Cookbook

Ingredients :
110g Unsalted butter (at room temperature)
115g Icing sugar
2 Eggs
160g Cake flour or Low protein flour
1/4tsp Baking powder
60g Bittersweet chocolate
100g Whipping cream
Method :
  1. Preheat oven at 190c.
  2. Melt butter with double-boiler method, set aside.
  3. Beat the butter and sifted icing sugar with electrical mixer until pale and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Add in the sifted cake flour and baking powder, mix until combined (don't over mix).
  6. Slowly add in the whipping cream and melted chocolate, mix until combined.
  7. Scrape the batter into the prepare pan (80% full) and smooth the top.
  8. Use vegetable peeler to shave the chocolate over the batter. (see picture below)
  9. Bake for 22-26 minutes.   

 Happy Valentine's Day!!!

15 comments:

  1. Esther~~
    稍微简单装饰,蛋糕就美美了!!
    有意思!!^^ 谢谢提醒呢~~~
    你真细心

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    1. 嗨!莎莎,谢谢你!请你吃这个很有“心意”的蛋糕!

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  2. I love chocolate cake alot but right now Im focusing on CNY bakes and dishes first.....Valentine.....havent come to mind yet....heeheee.... and moreover and unfortunate I do not have a Heart shape pan. So no need to celebrate lah.....

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  3. Mel, Don't worry! Let me share this cake with you :)

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  4. You're absolutely right! How can we forget the most romantic cake making occasion ~ Your bittersweet chocolate cake can't be more fitting for such a lovely day!!

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  5. Hi Esther,'
    Your valentine cake looks so pretty! With the coming festive CNY, Valentine is definitely farthest in the mind right now! LOL! Which should not be!
    Thank you for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

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  6. Hi Esther,
    Wow! Your valentine cake look so lovely!
    Can't agreed more that chocolate is a most popular Valentine gift.
    With your bittersweet chocolate cake , this is a sure winner..(^^*)
    mui

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  7. 這麼快就出情人蛋糕啦,我要吃!蛋糕很美哦!

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  8. Dear Jane, Joyce, Mui Mui and Jessie,
    Thank you for your comments. Hope that you all have a romantic and full of love Valentine's day!!!

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  9. Esther, we have forgotten about Valentines Day hah! hah! Thanks for reminding. Oh, your heart shaped chocolate pound cake is lovely and very suited for V day. Hmm...I must come up with something too :)

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    1. Hi Phong Hong, thank you and don't forget this special day hah :)
      Happy CNY + happy valentine's day to you and you loved one!

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  10. So romantic your cake!!

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  11. Thank you for your comment. I like your blog and be your follower now ;)

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