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Idul Adha and Mrs Dayat “Death by Chocolate Cake”

Day before idul adha, at Ulu Langat. Families from hubby’s side gathered later in the evening for a barbeque.

There was a big spread.. barbequed chicken and beef, accompanied with blackpepper sauce and salads.

Grilled ikan keli (fish) with a pungent dipping of sliced shallots, red hot chilli and stinging bird’s eye chilli, mee rebus etc…..

There’s a lot more food.. I think I’ll jump off  to the dessert. Served with chocolate sauce are baked apples and grilled bananas. And my chocolate cake which recipe I’m posting here today.

More pictures below..

There are so many versions of death by chocolate cake, devil’s food cake, chocolate moist…I’ve tried out so many chocolate cake recipes. Most have turn out well but I would rate this one the topmost best chocolate cake. But of course, everyone has their own preference. Some prefers fudgy cake, while others prefer their chocolate cake just moist.

This one is not fudgy but just moist. I had actually made 3 cakes. I only planned to make 2. One for my niece birthday and one to be brought over to the barbeque gathering.  I thought the batter was all ready when I put it in the oven. It was half way through baking when I remembered that I had missed the one cup of boiling water to be added lastly. So I saved this cake for later dessert at home. This one was slightly fudgy and dense, whereas the 2 later cakes was soft, fluffy yet moist.

Mrs Dayat “Death by Chocolate Cake” – Source: Myresepi.com


2 cups flour

1 cup cocoa powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

2 cups caster sugar

3 large eggs

1 cup evaporated  milk

1 cup vegetable oil

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 cup boiling water

Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder together in a bowl. Set aside. In another mixing bowl, beat together eggs and sugar till white and fluffy about 4 – 5 minutes. On low speed, add in evaporated milk, vegetable oil and vanilla essence. Fold in flours. Finally add in one cup boiling water. Pour into prepared lined and greased pan. Steam or bake 175 -180 deg C for 45 minutes to 1 hour.