Saturday, March 16, 2013

Secret Cake

Nama macam gempak je kan? Mula-mula aku tengok nama kek ni, peh! memang teruja giler. Sure kek ni sangat sedap. The verdict? Sangat sedap! Aku suka! Aku tak sure orang lain suka ke tak. Adik aku Mas sangat2 suka. Suruh buat few times dah but I am plain lazy. Hari ni aku buat kek kurma, Secret Cake just have to wait.

Gambar sangat buruk sebab ambik using my hp tengah malam.. hehe

Secret Cake
Adapted from Tasty Kitchen

Ingredients FOR THE CAKE:

½ cups Buttermilk
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
2 cups Self-Rising Flour
2 cups Sugar (I used 1 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup white sugar)
1 cup Water
½ cups Crisco - Solid Shortening
¼ cups Cocoa Powder
1 stick Butter
3 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla

⅓ cups Buttermilk
⅓ cups Cocoa Powder
1 stick Butter
16 ounces, weight Powdered Sugar (I cut the sugar to just 1 cup)
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 cup Chopped Walnuts

 Preparation Instructions Note: All ingredients need to be at room temperature.

Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray. Pour 1/2 cup buttermilk into a 1 cup measuring cup, add baking soda and stir. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl sift together flour and sugar and set aside. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat combine the following: water, Crisco, 1/4 cup cocoa and 1 stick butter. Stir until combined and butter and crisco are melted. Cook until this mixture comes to a slight boil.

 Remove from heat and pour into the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Add buttermilk/soda mixture and scrape to get all of the mixture into the bowl. Mix at medium speed using an electric mixer and continue until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time and mix well after each addition. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and mix well.

Pour into prepared pan and bake at 400 F for 20-22 minutes. With about 5 minutes left on the baking time make the frosting: In a medium saucepan combine 1/3 cup buttermilk, 1/3 cup cocoa and 1 stick of butter over medium low heat and stir as butter melts. Once melted and combined stir constantly while cooking for about 3 minutes longer. Remove pan from heat and add powdered sugar. Mix well using an electric mixer. Once combined add 1 teaspoon vanilla and chopped nuts, mix well. Pour over the hot cake. This can also be baked in a jelly roll pan, just reduce baking time to 15 minutes. Do not substitute margarine for butter. You may also use different nuts.


  1. woowwww.... must try ni.. tapi kalo u buat lagi best kan.

  2. mulan, i will bake for u. datang la kl :D