1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Breakfast like a king
Lunch like a prince
Dinner like a begger
3. Live with the 3 E's
4. Make time to pray.
5. Play more games.
... hik hik hik... so it is not wrong for me to play Candy Crush eh? *wink*
6. Read more books than you did in 2013.
7. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
8. Sleep for 7 hours.
9. Take a 10 to 30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, SMILE!
When baking or even when doing anything, you have to focus and also, the confident level musn't be too high. When I prepared this cake I was slightly focus and too confident! Hence, blunders! The recipe calls for all ingredients to be measured by cups. And I confidently took a small measuring cup since my 1 CUP measuring cup is always in the flour container. Thinking that I took the 1/4 cup measuring cup (it does look like one!) and without checking, I started to measure the sugar. 4 scoops went into the bowl. Then the cocoa powder. After 2 scoops of cocoa powder went into the bowl, I decided to look at the cup and it stated there 1/3 CUP!!! Hohoho.... what do I do now?? To remove the cocoa powder and sugar, it is just not possible. So then, I decided to just keep on pretending that I am using a 1/4 CUP measuring cup! Yeay, happily I measured all the ingredients, assuming I didn't do any blunders. And I added an extra egg into the recipe, making it 4 eggs instead of 3. And the rest... I just leave everything to Allah. Tawakkal!
Alhamdulillah, the cakes turned out good. My daughter brought back a friend for sleepover and they were my food testers for that day. The way they enjoyed their piece, tells it all. I sent my cake photos to my cousin, Nora together with the recipe and she tried it straight away, using the correct measuring cup of course... and she said it was delicious!
So thank you so much to Farrah Ffa from Buku Resepi for sharing this lovely recipe with us.
SIMPLE STEAMED CHOCOLATE CAKE
Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : Farrah Ffa
1 cup sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
1 cup evaporated milk (I used Ideal)
1 cup cooking oil (I used Naturel Corn Oil)
1/2 cup condensed milk (I used SAJI brand)
3 eggs (beat till light and fluffy)
1 cup self-raising flour (use 3/4 cup flour if you want your cake to be more moist)
1. In a bowl, add in sugar, cocoa powder, evaporated milk, oil and condensed milk. Mix well and cook on slow fire using double boil method. I used a whisk to stir. Once melted, remove from heat and leave to cool.
2. Once cooled, add in the eggs. Mix well.
3. Fold in the flour.
4. Pour into the baking tin. Cover the tin with aluminium foil.
5. Steam for 45 minutes.
6. Remove from steamer and let it cool.
1 cup cooking chocolate
2 tablespoons margarine (I used Planta)
1/2 cup condensed milk (I used SAJI)
Combine all the ingredients for topping in a pot and cook on slow fire using double boiler method. Stir till all the ingredients melted. Let the cake cool completely before pouring the topping. Decorate as you wish. I piped mine with a bit of fresh cream and sprinkle with some grated cooking chocolate.
Have a nice day!