Happy birthday, Rome!

21st April is the Rome’s birthday!

2763 years ago, Romulus founded the city of Rome. That is after he killed his brother Remus, whom he grew up with, being taken cared of by a she wolf (not shakira). Sometimes I see these images in posters whenever I’m on the road, and as much as its part of history, its a little bit disturbing to me

She wolf, Rome

Anyway! What better way to celebrate a birthday than with cake? Chocolate cake! Krysss, I hope you’re listening!

First you heat the oven to 180 degrees. And then mix 1 1/2 cup flour, 2 tablespoon cocoa powder, a bit of salt, 1 cup of sugar and 2 teaspoon of vanilla.

If you look closely, you could even see Elvis Presley in your batter.

Rinaz makes a chocolate cake

But as much as I’m all shook up with the king, its time to add 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup vegetable oil and 2 eggs and mix them all well till you have a lovely chocolaty batter like this šŸ˜€

Rinaz makes a chocolate cake

Now it time to line the cake tin with baking paper and transfer the cake batter in. Let it bake for about 35 minutes till the cake is done. You could tell that its cooked by poking a toothpick in and it comes out clean.

If its not, just pop it into the oven a few minutes longer.

Rinaz makes a chocolate cake

Leave it to cool and now its time to make the frosting! Its very very easy.

Rinaz makes a chocolate cake

Just take 2/3 cup of cream and about 260 grams of dark chocolate and melt them in a pan, on a gentle fire and stir gently. Don’t worry if they look runny at first, because the batch will stiffen not too long later.

Rinaz makes a chocolate cake

And just like that, now you have frosting!

If the cake is cool enough to handle, its time to spread the frosting all over. And don’t worry if its looks a little messy now because it’ll be fine in the end šŸ™‚

Rinaz makes a chocolate cake

Leave it in the fridge for the frosting to solidify more and when you cant wait any longer, cut a slice for yourself.

Rinaz makes a chocolate cake

Whee!

There! Cake! And with ice cream, its my favourite combination

Sidenote : Is it just me, or there is an increase in food related posts lately?

11 thoughts on “Happy birthday, Rome!”

  1. The cake looks really good! And no, it’s not just you, there HAS been an increase in food posts lately! Good lah, it shows us in Singapore that you are eating well! šŸ™‚

  2. Yummy!!!
    There seems to be more food posts, but I like it! šŸ™‚
    I love baking but i dislike the tedious part if I have to test out a few times before I can get the right temperature! Sometimes, following from the recipes that I come across is a no-no mann~ šŸ™

    Do you have any tip how to gauge the timing to set? šŸ™‚

  3. I’m not sure Feliza, usually I bake cakes and cookies at about 180 degrees. And slightly lesser when it comes to meat or lasagna.

    There is also an option where you can change the fan so your food can be crispier šŸ˜€

    I guess its a matter of trial and error šŸ™‚

  4. Yummmyy! heheh no need any reason to bake a cake especially if it is a chocolate one!!!!!!!!!!!!! I enjoy reading your food posts!

  5. Thanks for the tip, Rinaz! I think I will just go along with your recipe. Heheh! šŸ™‚ You should have a link to the recipes to the yummy food you cooked mann! I bet readers will love it. Yum yum! šŸ™‚

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