February 09, 2015

Sacher Torte ~ Win USD 160 PayPal Cash this CNY 巧克力秒杀蛋糕 ~ 新年特备红包大抽奖:奖金160美元

It's Little Thumbs Up February 2015 month. Sorry for my slacking of post lately. Something have been bugging me and i am trying to straighten it out!!  >< 
Back to Little Thumbs Up for February. We are glad have Grace from Life can be Simple to be our host for this month with her theme "CHOCOLATE' 
Hey!! do you love chocolate?? I bet everyone does, but at least everyone that i knew love chocolate! Come Join Us and have fun!  

Sacher Torte always gives me a very authentic and classy feel kind of cake. Originated from Austria, Vienna, Sachertorte is a specific type of chocolate cake or torte invented by Austrian Franz Sacher in 1832 for a Prince..more details  I have never tasted a authentic Sachertorte  before. I wish, one day i will have a chance to taste it.  

According to this book (美味蛋糕新主张-Chinese bakery cookbook)., this is a modify version of Sacher Torte instead of the authentic. This is a moist, soft and chocolaty cake. I only have milk chocolate on hand so i use it to substitute the bitter sweet chocolate. Blame me!! this cake have re-modify again. It is a little overly sweet to my liking due to the milk chocolate so i decide not to add the ganache to the cake. I just sift some icing sugar on and serve. It  is so good despite it is a little bit too sweet :p It is soft, moist, chocolaty  and its texture is awesome. The texture is between a chiffon and a sponge cake . If you love chocolate this is definitely your piece of cake. I was thinking, maybe i can bake this cake to serve my friends and sibling when they come visiting in this CNY but this time i will definitely bake this with bittersweet chocolate, spread it with apricot jam and pour the ganache on. Yeah!! ^_^ 

This is the piece of cake...don't look as tempting right??
but i can tell you it is so so so good!!!

See!! it is moist!

It is chocolaty...

Sacher Torte (modify version) : 巧克力秒杀蛋糕 (改良版)
makes 2, 6 inches round cake
recipe adapted from 美味蛋糕新主张-Chinese bakery cookbook. 
here blog here

Ingredients for chocolate cake:
50g vegetable oil (i use canola oil)
80g milk
15g unsweetened cocoa powder
100g bitter sweet cooking chocolate (i use milk chocolate)
80g egg yolk (i use grade A eggs - about 4 eggs

180g egg white (i used grade A eggs - about 4 eggs minus 1 Tbsp)
120g castor sugar (i reduce to 100g as milk chocolate is sweeter compare to bitter sweet chocolate)
75g low protein flour (i used cake flour)

To Do:

  1. Perheat oven at 170C. Prepare 2, 6 inches round baking tray. Do not grease the side, i just lined the bottom of baking tray. (i use a spring form baking tray)
  2. Pour canola oil and milk into a sauce pan. Heat it up until it is almost to the boiling point. You can see little little bubble starting to appear around the side of the pan. Leave pan from the stove. (i pour oil and milk into a mircowave proof bowl and zap in the mircowave for 30 seconds (high) twice) Add in cocoa powder, mixed well. Add in bitter sweet chocolate, (chocolate will start to melt slowly) mixed well.
  3. Stir in egg yolks to combine, into a smooth chocolate yolk batter. Set aside.
  4. In a clean mixing bowl add egg whites. Beat egg whites till foamy. gradually add in sugar in batches and continue beat until soft peak formed ( it will takes about 4 to 5 minutes using speed 3 at a hand mixer)
  5. Take 1/3 of meringue, with hand whisk to mix well. This will lighten the chocolate yolk batter.
  6. From a hand whisk change to a spatula,  fold in alternately between the balance of the meringue and flour gently fold into chocolate yolk batter till well combined. (do not over mix)
  7. Pour into 2, 6 inches round baking tray. Bake in a preheated oven at top 170C and bottom 150C bake for 25 to 30 minutes. (i bake mine at 170C  on middle rack with a baking tray at lower rack-to reduce the heat. I baked mine for 26 minutes. Please adjust your oven accordingly as oven temperature varies)
  8. Once baked, turn your cake tin upside down facing onto a wire rack and cool completely before remove from the tin.
  9. Cake is ready to unmould when it cool. Use a thin plastic spatula to run along the side of the baking tray and bottom of the baking tray. Place on a cake board or serve plate. Sprinkle with some icing sugar and serve.    (my version without the chocolate ganache :p)
It is simply a fabulous cake..it is a keeper!!

This post is linked to the event; Little Thumbs Up organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids and me my little favourite DIY, hosted by out awesome host Grace from Life can be simple with her Febraury 2015 theme - CHOCOLATE
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  1. mui..happy new year soon ya....
    yummy yummy.. ur 巧克力秒杀蛋糕 look super nice wor....

  2. mui mui,巧克力也是我的最爱叻,尤其看到你的蛋糕,我好想吃哟,

  3. 组织绵细,充满巧克力香气,看了谁能抗拒?

  4. I love chocolate cake too! Sure, will bookmark this fabulous recipe :)

  5. Moist and chocolaty. ... yum yum... wish I could have a slice of your Sacher Torte ^-^!

  6. 我也无法抵抗巧克力蛋糕, 所以也不管是否没新衣穿过年了! 嘻嘻

  7. 巧克力蛋糕我也爱咧。。。请我吃大片的哦。咔咔咔~

  8. I love chocolate cake too.. Your Sacher Torte looks deliciously moist.

  9. Hi Doreen,

    Glad that I didn't have to fly to Austria to enjoy this lovely cake... but I have to fly to your home to enjoy your moist and chocolaty sacher torte!!! At least, your place is nearer than Austria!!! :p



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