Happy New Year :)))) and Monkey will continue on her journey with her lil baking project. Hence it has been renamed 2014 Resolutions Project. This one is really simple easy and lazy...perfect for someone like ME
hehehehehe *big grin*
All u need are:
120g of chocolates
120g of cream cheese
3 eggs *yolks separated*
1 tsp of lemon juice
yeah only 4 ingredients. It's a lazy cake isn't it? No sugar and not even a pinch of flour. As usual preheat your oven at 170*C
Then bain-marie your chocolates and cream cheese. Meaning u heat them indirectly on top of a pot of boiling water without touching the water itself. Since this recipe does not require sugar, it would be advisable to use chocolates that are around 52%.
Once all the ingredients have melted to a consistency, remove from heat and add the 3 egg yolks and combine them.
Next whip the 3 egg whites with 1tsp of lemon juice until medium peak.....
Slowly add the whipped egg whites in 3 batches onto the chocolate mixture...u'll need to be gentle as you fold. This is to maintain the "air" that's inside the egg whites.
Line a 6 inches tin with parchment paper and grease it. Try to purchase a butter spray or something, it's so easy to use :))
Then pour the mixture in. I wrapped the bottom of my spring can with foil bcoz this needs to be baked with 2cm of water bath. Do add in boiling water for this water bath.
Bake at 170*C for 15 minutes
Then reduce temperature to 160*C for another 15 minutes
and finally switch off your oven and keep the door closed for another 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool completely. It is perfectly normal for the cake to shrink as it cools. Then chill in the fridge for 2 hours before consumption.
The staggered baking time means I had to be watching it, so that gave me enuff time to do all the washing and packing up. Once the cake was out....it's time to HIT THE SWIMMING POOL!!!
yah I pretty much did a lot on 1st January 2014 :))))
baking and working out
*plus working out my stomach by eating a lot!!!*
After dinner.....there's dessert!!! Yeah we have this habit of taking something bittersweet after dinner every single day. Be it a cup of espresso with chocolates, pastries or cakes.
Serve with watever u like :) A dollop of ice creams or for lazy person like me....strawberries :P Nice soft light texture with the bittersweetness from the dark chocolates.
It's a very tiny cake so if u need to bake more, do attempt 2x portions of this recipe.
Happy Baking folks!!!!