Chocolate Cake from leftover Chocolate butter | No Waste

in Foodies Bee Hive25 days ago

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I don't know about you, but I don't like to throw leftovers away. No matter if it's just a bowl of cut vegetables or prepped food, I always try to think of a way to process them without throwing anything away. Sometimes I fail, but often I don't.

The chocolate butter story

Recently, it was my daughter's birthday and I promised to bake a cake with her instead of for her. Lock-downs were ongoing so no option to go anywhere really as the weather was failing us as well that day. To bring in a nice activity, I opened a one day bakery and hired a special assistant (my daughter). I made a chef's hat for her and gave her a certificate at the end of the day to promote her for her hard work.

Not all went smooth that day to be honest, I made a HUGE error when I tried making chocolate butter cream the first time by following a random recipe which already sounded like a bad idea, but for some reason I went ahead with the steps anyway and ending up with a huge amount of failed chocolate butter cream. I had to throw it all away, but thankfully, I had extra unsalted butter so I could try again.

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The butter was super soft once it was done and I decided to chill it in the fridge for a short time. But then I got caught up in other stuff around the cake, and totally forgot to remove the butter from the fridge in time. When I realized this, it already turned cold and damaged the cake when trying to add the layer. So I only used a tiny bit on the cake and put the rest back in the fridge for another purpose.

Throwing away 2 full packages of expensive butter was not going to happen, so I decided to improvise and use the chocolate butter to bake a cake. Cakes are always appreciated, so what could go wrong?

The ingredients

These are the ingredients I used:

  • 200 grams of sugar
  • 200 grams of self raising baking flour
  • 200 grams of chocolate butter
  • 4 eggs

You will also need:

  • A baking tin
  • Baking paper
  • Mixer
  • Bowl

Step by step process

The end result

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They tasted delicious! Experiment succeeded if you ask me.

Thank you for stopping by!


It's a great idea and you're saving expensive butter.

Baked cakes are easy to improvise especially with butter. It will still taste good, with the right amount of eggs and of course, the right baking time. :)

Yeah, agree, especially as I already messed up the first attempt to create the butter. At least now it was not a waste with the right one :)
I assumed it was going to work, but there was this little voice in my head saying it may react different because of the chocolate in there. Thankfully, it worked :)

A cake is always welcome, isn't it :)

A cake is always welcome, isn't it :)


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Hey @thisismylife, this cupcake looks great. I loved the story prior to your recipe, that seems very important to me, as it brings emotion and context to your post. I like how you did the step by step, that idea of ​​the table with the photos and alternate explanation is very good, although it would be ideal for future publications, see more about the preparation environment, that is, open the photo a little more to see the scene better, and keep the table format, which is ideal for people to understand the step by step. The resulting cake was very fluffy, it causes you to eat a good piece with a cup of coffee with milk. Greetings.

Hey @thisismylife, este bizcocho se ve genial. Me encantó la historia previa a tu receta, eso me parece muy importante, ya que aporta emoción y contexto a tu post. Me gusta cómo hiciste el paso a paso, está muy bien esa idea de la tabla con las fotos y explicación alternada, aunque sería ideal para próximas publicaciones, ver más del entorno de la preparación, es decir, que abras un poco más la foto para ver mejor la escena, y mantener el formato de la tabla, que ideal para que las personas comprendan el paso a paso. El bizcocho resultante quedó muy esponjoso, provoca comer un buen trozo con una taza de café con leche. Saludos.

Hi @sirenahippie, thank you for stopping by :)
I read your tips and I will keep them in mind. Do you mean that you'd like the pictures to be a bit bigger to see better what's going on? I usually take more pictures to be honest and will keep your tips in mind. The cake was very nice with coffee indeed :) Have a nice Sunday!

Maybe a little bigger, not much, but it shows more of the surroundings. This is good, because it allows you to better appreciate the preparation. However I can say that your post is PERFECT. I congratulate you!