Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sour Milk? Make Chocolate Cake!

Sour Milk Chocolate Cake

I overbought on the milk one week and ended up with gallons of "sour milk".  I googled and found this recipe -

http://theenglishkitchen.blogspot.com/2009/06/blog-post.html

So I made 3 batches of Sour Milk Chocolate Cake over the course of a couple of nights, froze them and then served them up at my son's baptism (iced with the brown sugar icing from the same recipe, cut into squares and topped with a malteser on each (I had a lot of maltesers to use up as well!)

Here is the recipe converted to Thermotalk:

INGREDIENTS
75g butter
1 large egg
250ml sour milk
60ml hot water
1 Tbsp vanilla
225g plain flour

60g cocoa
240g sugar (reduced to 200g sugar)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt


METHOD
Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
Grease a 13 x 9 x 2 cake tin and lightly dust it with flour, shaking out any excess. Set aside.
Melt butter at 50C for 2 minutes on speed 4 .
Add egg, sour milk, hot water and vanilla and mix for 3 secs on speed 5.
Add flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda and salt and mix for 10 secs on speed 5. 
Scrape down sides, mix for another 5 secs on speed 5.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until it tests done when a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack. NO need to remove from the pan.


BROWN SUGAR FROSTING
Makes enough to frost the top of one cake

60g butter
30g soft light brown sugar
90g icing sugar
30g cream

Place the butter and brown sugar in TM bowl and mix speed 2 at 50C for 1 minute or until butter melts and sugar dissolves.

Add cream and icing sugar and mix for 30 seconds on speed 4.
Spread on top of cooled cake.
Sprinkle with chopped nuts, choc chips, maltesers etc!


Here's another batch made into cupcakes, iced with a chocolate icing (cocoa, icing sugar, butter mix) and topped with smashed candy canes (my kids received way too many for me to let them consume last Christmas!)






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