Chocolate Pancake Cake

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This is a very healthy dessert with nearly no calories at all.

It’s almost like a tic tac.

Okay, that’s not true… but wouldn’t it be awesome if it was?

 

You know what?

Around this time of year people often ask me: “Petra, why each year in February you die and then come to life again in March?

And I say to those people: “I dunno, but do you have some chocolate for me?”

That’s exactly what happens. Exactly that.

So yes, it’s chocolate that makes me crawl through the end of winter each year.

Like, for example these chocolate pancakes with lovely whipped cream filling that I had for breakfast today.

Let’s just hope that our door frame will have mercy on me and will still keep me letting out of the flat.

Let’s hope…

 

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Here’s what you need if you want to commit this sweet sin too.

 

 

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1. First, combine the dry ingredients: 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 4 tbsp cocoa, 1/2 cup granulated white sugar and 1/4 tsp salt.

5-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

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Have you ever wondered if it’s possible?

To make a cake in a microwave oven? With the whole process taking only about 5 minutes of your precious time?

Then I have the answer for you.

IT. IS. POSSIBLE. And it is even GOOD AND TASTY!

 

The truth is that I was searching for a decent mug cake recipe for quite some time. I had collected a few recipes, read through the comments, contemplated the variations of ingredients, and waited for the right moment to make this tempting chocolate dream come true.

Without even waiting that long, the right moment presented itself this week…  because when you return from a visit to your sister’s and your sister sends you home with a big smile and a suitcase full of Twilight Saga books, then some really special measures need to be taken, the most important one being to save time wherever possible – cleaning, sleeping, and even baking included.

So here I am, with 3 and a half books to read and a lovely new cake to show you.

Here are the details…

 

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This is what we need. Just enough for 1 1/2-cup (300 ml) mug.

 

 

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This recipe includes very few instructions.

You just basically place all the ingredients (minus the choc chips) in a mug (I did the stirring in a bowl because I wanted to keep my mug clean and nice for photographic purposes).

Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This is a story of a wonderful chocolate cake.

The story is very up-close-and-personal.

In it one delicious and  moist chocolate cake meets rich and yummy chocolate frosting. They become great friends who cannot imagine ever living without each other. After all, why should they? They can make so many people so happy.

They could make you happy too!

All you need to do is this…

 

Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, ingredients

First, you need to find these ingredients somewhere.

That’s crucial.

 

Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, preheat the oven to 350 F 175 C, In the bowl of your electric mixer, mix the butter (1/2 cup + 1 tbsp - 125 grams) and granulated sugar (1 1/4 cups - 250 grams) together for about 4 minutes

1. Then preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C).

2. In the bowl of your electric mixer, mix the butter (1/2 cup + 1 tbsp – 125 grams) and granulated sugar (1 1/4 cups – 250 grams) together for about 4 minutes.

St. Martin’s Cake

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This is a delicious cake to welcome the winter season with!

The texture of the dough works perfectly with the freshness of the jam filling and the richness of the buttery chocolate frosting.

You will be amazed by its wonderful taste!

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To make the cake you need:

2/3 cup (150 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

6 tablespoons (85 grams) granulated white sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 egg yolks

4 egg whites

5 ounces (150 grams) semi-sweet chocolate

1 cup (130 grams) all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 tablespoons cocoa

For the filling you need:

1 1/2 cups (375 grams) jam (raspberry or strawberry or forest fruit)

For the frosting you need:

6 ounces (180 grams) semi-sweet chocolate

6 tablespoons (84 grams) unsweetened butter

1 cup (115 grams) confectioner’s (or powdered) sugar, sifted

7 teaspoons milk

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1. Preheat an oven to 350 F (175 C).

2. Grease and flour your 9 inch (23 cm) spring form pan.

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3. Now we mix our dry ingredients – the flour, cocoa and baking powder.

Set the bowl aside.

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4. In the bowl of your electric mixer whisk the butter and sugar until fluffy (about 3 minutes).

5. Add the egg yolks and vanilla extract.

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6. Place a small bowl over a pan with simmering water and melt the chocolate.

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7. Add the melted chocolate to the batter and beat shortly.

8. Add the flour mixture and beat again.

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9. Whip the egg whites and add them to the batter.

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10. Add the whipped egg whites and fold until smooth.

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11. Fill the spring form pan with the batter and spread it evenly.

Place in the oven and bake for about 35 minutes.

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12. When baked, remove from the oven and let cool.

When the cake’s cooled, remove it from the pan and cut into two halves.

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13. Spread one half of the jam over the bottom layer of the cake.

Place the second layer on top of the first and cover the whole cake with the rest of the jam.

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14. Now we are going to prepare the chocolate frosting.

Melt the butter and chocolate over simmering water.

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15. When nicely melted, add the sifted sugar and the milk and whisk together.

16. Spread the frosting over the whole cake.

You can also sprinkle a little cocoa over the top.

Refrigerate for at least 6 hours.

Enjoy!