Monday, 2 March 2009

3rd DB challenge of valentine's month !!!

Finally, I finished my challenge ,,actually I made it early this month ...sorry, I mean february but this month was horrible to me !!!
So if my dish looks messy, simply because my mood was the same.
I was depressed, confused & dissapointed.
I am much better now, thanks God.
The chocolate cake was nice, i served it with Mango ice cream and strawberry/vanilla ice cream.

The February 2009 challenge is hosted by Wendy of WMPE's blog and Dharm of Dad ~ Baker & Chef.We have chosen a Chocolate Valentino cake by Chef Wan; a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Dharm and a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Wendy as the challenge.

Here you are the chocolate cake recipe , it is a flourless one, I wish you really like it.

Chocolate Valentino

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
16 ounces (1 pound) (454 grams) of semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped½ cup (1 stick) plus 2 tablespoons (146 grams total) of unsalted butter
5 large eggs separated
1. Put chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl and set over a pan of simmering water (the bottom of the bowl should not touch the water) and melt, stirring often.
2. While your chocolate butter mixture is cooling. Butter your pan and line with a parchment circle then butter the parchment.
3. Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites and put into two medium/large bowls.
4. Whip the egg whites in a medium/large grease free bowl until stiff peaks are formed (do not over-whip or the cake will be dry).
5. With the same beater beat the egg yolks together.
6. Add the egg yolks to the cooled chocolate.
7. Fold in 1/3 of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture and follow with remaining 2/3rds. Fold until no white remains without deflating the batter. {link of folding demonstration}8. Pour batter into prepared pan, the batter should fill the pan 3/4 of the way full, and bake at 375F/190C9.
Bake for 25 minutes until an instant read thermometer reads 140F/60C.
Note – If you do not have an instant read thermometer, the top of the cake will look similar to a brownie and a cake tester will appear wet.10. Cool cake on a rack for 10 minutes then unmold.

I wish you like my dish and pray for me,,this month will be better inshaallah.


  1. Great presentation Chahira.. Very festive.
    Well done :)

  2. I'm glad you're feeling better and I will definitely keep you in my prayers. The cake looks super tasty...and I LOVE mango ice cream!

  3. Ya shatoura Ya Amourah

    I hope you are better now my friends and you did relax and rested....
    Ma fina balaki ya habibty...

    Manga Masrieh Kaman....

  4. Love the way you presented the cake with the fruit. Hope you feel better very honest comments. Yours Audax in Australia

  5. icecream looks divine!


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