Monday, June 15, 2009

No Card Nor Gift

... just a Dark Chocolate Moist Cake.

After the failed attempt to bake the Nestum cake 5 months ago, I tried to bake a chocolate cake on Saturday for hubby's birthday (yesterday). But the cake is more for the kids than for him coz he doesn't really like chocolate cake. hahaha

A few weeks ago, I went to the bakery supplies shop to get some muffin mix and I asked the shop attendant to recommend an "easy" cake. She gave me the chocolate cake mix. Well, it's easy to make, just mix all the ingredients (pre-mix flour, eggs, oil and water) together. But the baking-in-the-oven session was a little tricky as I've got a slightly cracked and burnt top. After getting great tips from my previous attempt (thanks friends!), I lowered the temperature gradually and covered the top with foil paper when the top started to crack. So the cake came out (looking) okay.

~ the ingredients, I used milk instead of water ~

~ the not-so-pretty birthday cake ~

After dinner, we had a very simple cake-cutting ceremony. So simple that there was no candles to blow. :-) The cake tasted alright, not too sweet. But very rich, so can't eat too much at one go. The kids kept asking for more (as usual) - chocolate cake mah. :D

~ not too sweet but very rich ~

27 comments:

reanaclaire said...

the cake is made from passionate hands added with lots of love.. that is the greatest gift for him.. yeah?

btw, the cake really looks good.. may i hv a piece? :)

Cynthia said...

wow.. nice moist cake.. :)

Mummy Moon said...

It looks great! I also want to have a bite

Fussy mum said...

Woo! the choc cake looks good. Surely better than any cards/gifts. How I wish to have more time for baking now :(

HN said...

Looks very moist and rich! That's what we look for in a chocolate cake :D

andrewjune said...

ohhh happy belated bday to ur hubby!
awwww...so sweet to bake a cake for ur own hubby...he for sure "lum tor say"...hehehe...

wah i dont know when only i can bake a cake for my hubby or daughter! *scratch head*

Merryn said...

u know wat? i dun even realise that when a cake cracks means something is not right! i just baked chocolate cup cakes recently n all of them cracked on top and i love it like that! i tot THAT is beautiful... NOW i know it was NOT suppose to be that way! LOL...

but of course, if i were to bake a WHOLE cake, i wont want it to crack.. now now.. i'm scared to bake a whole cake.. coz my cupcakes cracked! :D

ur cake looks so moist n nice!

MeRy said...

The cake looks nice n yummy..

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Slavemom, you are so humble..the cake definitely look nice and moist.

I also bake chocolate cake recently, but not as great as yours.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Looks delicious and the best cakes are made with love! Happy Birthday to your hubby!

Mummy Gwen said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your Hubby! Wow...your cake looks so moist and rich dear. My first attempt cracked too..hehe. Yours look perfect to me. ;)

Malaika's mummy said...

the cake looks very yummy. Happy Belated Birthday to yr hubby.

jacss said...

clap clap clap...u sudah 1 level naik pangkat!! if added colorful candle + m&m colorful choc will be perfect...good thg that it's not too sweet coz pre-mix usually is!!
guess at such age & being 'lou foo lou chai', gift/card is not impt to our man already :)P
happy belated bday to yr beloved!!

Irene said...

that is one yummy looking cake! well done woman!

happy belated bday to ur hubs yah, and happy father's day to him too!

LittleLamb said...

ooo i also love easy baking stuff..like pre-mix. just need to get the right brand one which is not sweet.

happy bday to ur spouse.

Oliveoylz said...

Happy belated bday to your hubs! The cake does look very moist...just how I like it!!! yummy!

Health Freak Mommy said...

Your chocolate cake looks good to me, yums! I like cakes that are not too sweet.

JO-N said...

Looks good to me. I have never tried baking and can't imagine what havoc I'll be in when I bake. Hahaha.

Read your previous posts, phew, luckily the rashes are gone or you would be worried dead.

You know what, I started giving my children fruits during tea time replacing all the other snacks and found that they don't fall sick so easily. *touch wood*

Have been really busy and have not been visiting blogs lately. Tax not filed yet and the deadline is 30/6/09!!!!!

Better get back to work.

Hey, bloggers meet next weekend. will let you know the details.

Adrine said...

The cake looks good!

little prince's mummy said...

Yummy Cake!

Mummy to QiQi said...

looks so yummy!!bringing this on sunday?

Everyday Healy said...

Not only the kids. I like chocolate too. Best if I don't have to make myself. Hahaha......

Annie Q said...

Happy belated birthday to ur hub.

The cake look so moist and yummy!! It would be to go with coffee..yummmmmmmm..

wen said...

kesian hubby. cant hv his own fav bday cake flavor..hehehe..

JO-N said...

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Yatie SawaNiLa said...

i'm sure ur husband impressed kan...

i should bake for my kids's birthday soon

Angeline said...

Oh my!
I could have gobbled down the whole cake man!
the heaty part, hmmmm... nahhh... at most a few pimples... *laugh*

envy your hubby!!!
oh ya, Happy Birthday to your hubby!