Dive into the rich and delightful experience of making a classic Swiss Chocolate Cake! Perfectly balanced and not overly sweet, this cake is ideal for any occasion. Read on to master the art of baking this timeless dessert.
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1.5 cups of granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 2 teaspoons of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 2 tablespoons of organic corn starch or tapioca starch
- 2 eggs
- 1.5 cups (or a 12-ounce can) of evaporated milk
- 1 stick (or 4 ounces or half a cup) of butter, softened at room temperature
- 4 ounces of unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- Preheat Your Oven: Begin by preheating your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Ensure you have two 9-inch cake pans ready.
- Cream the Butter and Sugar: In a mixing bowl, combine the softened butter and granulated sugar. Cream them together until the mixture becomes light and fluffy. This can take around 3 to 5 minutes. Remember, the consistency should change from a grainy texture to a whipped appearance.
- Blend in the Eggs: Introduce the eggs one at a time into the creamy mixture, ensuring each egg is blended in thoroughly before adding the next.
- Add the Chocolate: Pour in the melted (yet cooled) unsweetened baking chocolate and mix well. The batter should not look very dark, retaining a light chocolate hue.
- Incorporate Dry Ingredients: Add the corn starch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to the wet mix. Blend well. This method ensures even distribution of the rising agents.
- Alternate Flour and Milk: Start by adding a portion of the all-purpose flour to the batter, followed by a bit of evaporated milk. Continue this alternating pattern, beginning and ending with the flour.
- Pour and Bake: Once your batter is ready and has a slightly foamy appearance, pour it evenly into your two prepared cake pans. Place them in the oven and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center of the cakes should come out clean to confirm they are cooked through.
- Cooling the Cake: After baking, allow the cakes to remain in the pans for about 5 minutes. Then, transfer them onto a cooling rack and let them cool completely.
- Serve and Enjoy: Once cooled, your Swiss Chocolate Cake is ready to be frosted as per your preference or can be enjoyed plain. It’s particularly recommended for making German chocolate cake due to its balanced sweetness.
Storage and Serving Suggestions:
- Storing Your Cake: If you’re not consuming the cake immediately, store it in an airtight container to maintain its freshness. It can last up to 3 days at room temperature or up to a week if refrigerated. If you’ve already applied frosting, especially a dairy-based one, refrigeration is recommended.
- Freezing for Later: Swiss Chocolate Cake also freezes well. Wrap individual slices or the entire cake in plastic wrap, followed by a layer of aluminum foil. It can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to enjoy, thaw it in the refrigerator or at room temperature.
- Serving Suggestions: While this cake is delicious on its own, consider elevating it with a dollop of whipped cream, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or a drizzling of caramel sauce. Its light sweetness complements a variety of toppings.
- Frosting Recommendations: As mentioned, this cake is versatile when it comes to frostings. You can opt for a rich chocolate ganache, a classic buttercream, a coconut pecan frosting (for a German chocolate cake twist), or even a light cream cheese frosting. Choose what best suits your palate and the occasion!
Swiss Chocolate Cake is an enduring classic for a reason. Its balanced flavors, soft texture, and versatility make it a favorite in many households, including ours here at the “Ineskohl Kitchen.” It’s a recipe that has stood the test of time, offering a delightful treat for both everyday moments and special occasions.
We hope you enjoy making and indulging in this cake as much as we do. And remember, the beauty of cooking and baking lies in the personal touches you bring, so feel free to tweak the recipe to your liking. After all, the kitchen is where magic happens, and we’re thrilled to be a part of your culinary journey.
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