While celebrating a special occasion, we always want something tasty and delicious as treat to eat. There is nothing better than digging into a slice of classic chocolate cake. The ultimate indulgence, a rich, velvety flavour of ganache takes the pleasure of having a dessert to the next level.
Chocolate cake or chocolate gâteau, from French: gâteau au chocolat, is a cake flavored with melted chocolate, cocoa powder, or both. Chocolate cake is made with chocolate. It can include other ingredients too. These include fudge, vanilla creme, and other sweeteners. The history of chocolate cake goes back to 1764. It was then Dr. James Baker discovered how to make chocolate by grinding cocoa beans between two massive circular millstones,which gave us the revolutionary idea of a chocolate cake.
A process for making smoother and silkier chocolate called conching was developed in 1879 by Rodolphe Lindt. This made it easier to bake with chocolate, because it amalgamates smoothly and completely with cake batters.
In the U.S., during 1990s, single-serving molten chocolate cakes with liquid chocolate centers and infused chocolates with exotic flavors such as tea, curry, red pepper, passion fruit, and champagne were popular. Chocolate lounges and artisanal chocolate makers became favourites in 2000s. Rich, flourless, all-but-flourless chocolate cakes are “now standard in the modern pâtisserie,”
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Overcrowding the oven can cause too many problems with uneven baking and sinking.
It is best to place the cake on the middle rack and away from the side of the oven.
Pans should not touch each other while baking.