Monday, March 1, 2010

Brazilian "peteleco" chocolate cake

Okay, this is a Brazilian recipe so I don't know if it will work in the USA. It is pretty simple to make though so it's worth the try. Before you do the topping be sure to put tin foil over it for an hour or so to keep the humidity and it will get really soft and moist.

Here it goes:

3 C (not heaping, just enough) flour
2 C sugar
2 C boiling water
1 C cocoa powder
1 C oil
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. bakind soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Mix in a large bowl the flour, sugar, cocoa, oil, eggs, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Add the boiling water and mix again.

Put it in a regular cake pan (make sure to grease it first) on 350 F preheated oven for about 30-40 minutes.

Chocolate sauce:
250 grams (about 8-9 oz) Sugar
2 tbsp. cocoa powder
2 tbsp. butter or margarine
3 tbsp. water

Mix everything in a pan on the stove top and pour it over the cake while it's still hot (the sauce that is). It should get a little hard after it cools down.

I made this without the sauce and it was still pretty good. It was even better the next day because it got really moist. We ate it with Häagan Dazs ice cream and it was pretty dang good!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds good! I'm going to have to try it.
    Oh, and I love your placemats! :)