|Grandma's "Black" Cake
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Grandma's "Black" Cake ~ Added Fiber Version
My childhood memory is filled with times when I helped my Grandma bake this cake. I LOVED IT! It is to this day my absolute favorite Chocolate Cake! If I could I would eat it everyday! It has cocoa, it has coffee, it has chocolate chips, how could you not like it!
So to make it a bit more healthy I replaced some of the flour with wheat germ. You CANNOT taste the difference. It's still chocolaty, tasty deliciousness!
Here is what you need:
2 eggs separated
100 g butter, soft in pieces
200 g flour
50 g wheat germ
2 tsp baking powder
300 g powdered sugar
5 tbsp cocoa (dark)
2 tbsp ground coffee
125 ml Latte (half strong coffee, half milk)
2 tbsp Rum (if you like)
Start by separating the eggs, reserve the yolks and whip the egg whites until firm and stiff peaks form. Set aside.
Combine the flour, the baking powder and the wheat germ in a bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl start beating the butter with the egg yolk and the sugar until creamy and soft, then alternating add the latte and the flour mixture in small batches while continuing to mix. Do this until all the flour and latte is used up. Once that is done add the rum, the cocoa powder and the ground coffee, keep stirring until everything is combined well.
Once you have done this you can add in some chocolate chips or slivered almonds for added texture. Then using a spatula fold in the whipped egg whites.
Fill in a prepared loaf pan and bake in a preheated 180 C/ 350F oven for about 45 minutes or until a wooden skewer comes out clean.
Let Cool and ENJOY!!!