Thursday, April 8, 2010
Massachusetts: Chocolate Chip Cake
Milk: 1/4 cup
Vanilla extract: 2 tsp
All-purpose flour: 2 cups
Baking powder: 1 tsp
Salt: 1/2 tsp
Chocolate chips: 1/2 cup + more for serving
Unsalted Butter: 6 tbsp
Vegetable shortening: 1/4 cup
Superfine granulated sugar: 1 1/4 cups
Whole egg: 1
Egg yolk: 1
1. Preheat the oven to 335 F and place the rack in the middle position. Line bottoms of two 9x2 inch round pans with parchment
2. Combine the wet ingredients in a bowl; combine dry ingredients except chocolate chips in a separate bowl; set aside
3. Using a flexible spatula, toss 2 tbsp of wet ingredients with chocolate chips in a small bowl. Add 1/4 cup of dry ingredients. Toss again to coat evenly
4. Mix butter, shortening, and sugars in the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until the combination is well creamed, about three minutes
5. Add the egg and yolk one at a time
6. Alternately add the dry and wet mixtures about a quarter at a time without pausing between additions. Ease the resistance against the mixer's paddle by lowering the bowl or raising the mixer's head.
7. Remove the bowl and fold in the chocolate chips. Dough will be thick (much more like cookie dough than cake batter).
8. Divide the dough into the prepared pans. It will be too thick to fill the pan to the edges but it will spread in the oven. Bake 20-24 minutes, or until edges crown and become crispy while top is evenly browned.
For the filling:
Heavy cream: 1 cup
Superfine granulated sugar: 1/4 cup
Unsalted butter (soft) 1 stick
Bittersweet chocolate in small chunks: 10 oz
Vanilla extract: 2 tsp
1. Over medium heat, bring the cream and sugar to a light simmer, stirring occasionally. Place the butter, chocolate and vanilla in a large bowl
2. Pour the hot cream over the ingredients in the bowl and let stand a few minutes to melt the chocolate. Whisk until smooth and set aside to cool but DO NOT refrigerate.
Try not to think about the calories on this puppy.
It's rich but we made it with dark chocolate so it wasn't too sweet. It was the perfect combo of cake/cookie. It was like a cookie but better, really. Can't you tell Amie loved it? Try this recipe! It's a sure crowd pleaser. We added more choco chips than called for and it turned out delicious. Sugar coma.... Good night!