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
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.
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 😀
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.
Leave it to cool and now its time to make the frosting! Its very very easy.
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.
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 🙂
Leave it in the fridge for the frosting to solidify more and when you cant wait any longer, cut a slice for yourself.
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?