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Heart-shaped Chocolate Cake – Best Cake for Valentine

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The opportunity to give your loved one a sweet, tasty treat when Valentine’s Day arrives is an opportunity you must not pass up. Why not try a Heart-shaped chocolate cake this Valentine?

Chocolate is always a hit on Valentine’s Day. A heart-shaped chocolate cake is easy to make and with Valentine’s Day getting closer by the day, it is time to make sure we have a decent Chocolate cake recipe in hand.

Heart-shaped chocolate cake

  1. 1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix
  2. 1 bag chocolate chips
  3. Egg 1/2,
  4. Water 2 teaspoon of water,
  5. Whipped cream 45g
  6. Unsalted butter 30g
  7. Brandy 1/2 teaspoon (Optional)

Preheat oven at 160 ° C.

Chocolate sauce:

Make chocolate sauce by melt 5 chocolate beans and unsalted butter together

Chocolate cake:

  • Add the eggs, water, chocolate cake mixture pack, chocolate sauce and brandy together and Stir.
  • Pour chocolate cake mixture into the paper pan
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes
  • Pour the cake out and let it cool completely
  • Cut the cake into heart-shape
  • Decorate chocolate cake with wiping cream and chocolate sauce. Serve.

Photo credit: howtocookgourmet

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Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate – Jakarta snapshoots through D’s camera

From the food and recipes we put out on Midnightvisitor, you would agree that we don’t believe in diets or restricting ourselves in the D house. We love our chocolates, cakes, and anything yummy. But don’t get us wrong, we do believe in a balanced diet (or to a broader extend – a balanced life) so to speak.

We are so looking forward to Christmas, and one of our priorities for this Christmas is to eat all the decadent treats we crave! Think chocolate brownies, chocolate mousse, chocolate cookies, chocolate fudges…

Oh, my, our mouths are watering the moment we write this. How about a Jakarta Chocolate Roadshow for today? We can’t wait.

Of course, we will do some high impact cardio, a hot yoga and a soothing swim after this. That’s the secret why we can keep on eating this Christmas. 😀

Jakarta is not a sleepy fishing village any more. Those years are long gone. Jakarta is in fact a big metropolitan city today, and it has all the Chocolates in the world.

This week, the D’s camera is going to show case some of the best Chocolates that Jakarta is on offer.

Enjoy.

chocolate cakes

So many chocolate cakes, which one to pick? So hard, yet so tempting…

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How about checking out the brochures first? That’ll get us going.

Cheese cake we bought.

chocolate cheese cake

Smaller but better chocolate cheese cake!

We love our cheese cakes. And a chocolate cheese cake? That’s even better. This is the same cheese cake as we bought for Miss D. The only difference is it is topped with chocolate filling and laced with white meringue.

And the price? It is RP11,500 for the smallest 20x10cm cake, and runs up to RP1,220,000 for the biggest 60x40cm cake. (1USD = RP9,600)

How did we miss that the last time we went shopping? We love the topping! One more reason to go back.

chocolate slice and hot chocolate

Another great chocolate cake, tiny but great. We always enjoy dark chocolate. The bitterness keeps us want more. Enjoy a great cuppa after this. We will add some coco on top, just for you.

chocolate ice creams

How about some chocolate ice-cream? Actually, any kind of ice-cream will be fine for us. After all, it is always hot in Jakarta, and ice-cream is so popular here. We won’t mind a truck load of it, in fact.

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Wait, we not only have chocolate ice-creams in Jakarta, we also have chocolate  cup cakes. They are smaller but taste as great as their bigger chocolate buddies. Why not give them a go? You might like them, too. Besides, the sales girls in Jakarta are super nice. We don’t want to disappoint them, do we?

chocolate royce jakarta

You won’t think that we would leave you empty handed after all these, would you? We can’t do that. Chocolate is for everyone, so here it goes, the shops where we normally get our chocolates and cakes in Jakarta. You’ll find them at the end of this article.

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Still, this is only the tip of the iceberg. We guarantee that Jakarta has much more chocolates on offer: in fancy restaurants, hotels, cake shops, chocolate shops…

If you really, really want more, you have to come over and see for yourself. And God knows, we might even put up a few more of our favorite chocolate shows before Christmas. After all, this is the holiday season, what more excuses do we need to enjoy Chocolate?

The chocolate/cakes shops we frequent:

The harvest

Jl. Arteri Pondok Indah, No.38E, Jakarta Selatan

+62-21-7201710

+62-21-7268409

Royce Chocolates Indonesia

Pondok Indah Mall 1

Awfully chocolate Jakarta

Plaza Indonesia
Level LB#31 Jalan M.H Thamrin Kav.
28-30 Jakarta,10350
T: (62) 21 3199 0205
F: (62) 21 3199 0208

Open 10am – 10pm daily

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Soft Chocolate Cranberry Brownie – A Perfect Chocolate Recipe

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We love chocolate brownies. We love chocolate brownies so much that we can even live with a pizza shop chocolate brownie, remember? Why not have chocolate cranberry brownies for our Christmas party? Brilliant idea! Everyone will love it. This soft chocolate cranberry brownie is easy to make. You really got to try very hard to mess up this one.

This chocolate cranberry brownie is the ultimate chocolate treat for this Christmas. Actually it is the perfect dessert for any occasion, really.

It is soft, very moisturized. It is also very versatile. We can replace the cranberries with any other dried fruit. Cranberries are pretty expensive here in Jakarta. Maybe we can add chopped dates instead? Or dried apples? Even chocolate chips? Double chocolate brownie, that would be chocolate heaven.

To make a healthier version, we can use self-raising whole meal flour instead of the all purpose flour. Sounds good? Here is the recipe:

Cake base:

  1. Sugar 1/2 cup
  2. Salt 1/3 tsp
  3. All purpose flour 1 1/2 cups
  4. Butter  1/2 cup (softened at room temperature softened and cut into small cubes)
  5. Milk 1/4 cup

Chocolate cranberry stuffing:

Dry ingredients:

  1. White sugar 1/3 cup
  2. Unsweetened cocoa powder  1/2 cup (unsweetened cocoa powder)
  3. Flour 2 tablespoons
  4. Vanilla 2 teaspoons
  5. Cranberry  1 cup

Wet ingredients:

  1. Milk 1 cup
  2. Condensed milk 3 tablespoons
  3. Eggs 3, lightly beaten spare
  4. Butter  1/4 cup (microwave melt)

Note: 1 tablespoon = 15 ml = 1 Tablespoon, 1 teaspoon = 5 ml = 1 Teaspoon. 1 cup = 240 ml.

Cake base:

  • Place all ingredients, except butter and milk,  in a bowl and mix well
  • Knead the cubed butter into the flour gently
  • Pour milk in and mix well
  • Put mixture into an 8 x 12-inch glass baking dish
  • Flatten the mixture to a 1cm high base with a spade (or use your dry hand, make sure you powder your hands with flour first)

Place baking tray into the preheated to 340F/170 Celsius oven, and bake for 15 minutes.

Make the chocolate brownie filling while baking the cake base.

Chocolate cranberry brownie fillings:

  • Add all dry ingredients, except the cranberries,  into a mixing bowl and mix well
  • Pour in all wet ingredients into the mixture
  • Beat with a mixer at low speed
  • Add  dried cranberries and mix well

Pour the fillings onto the cake bottom, and bake for 28 minutes until the cranberry filling is slightly shaking (very moisturized and soft) when gently  moving the baking dish.

Wait till the cake is completely cold, then cut and serve.

Photo credit: hmmlargeart fliker

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