Friday, February 11, 2011

Pink Rose & Dark Chocolate Chips Cake

Rose & Dark Choco Cake
Here's another Valentine's Day easy baking idea.
Something pink, something rosy, something sweet with a touch of dark choco.

If you are not as lazy as me, add cream cheese or buttercream frosting with bits of rose tea petals...your Valentine (if not, your girlfriends) will be so impressed!
Rose & Dark Choco Cake
(yields 6 small cupcake)
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- a pinch of salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tsp rose essence
- a tiny drop of rose pink food coloring
- 1/2 cup milk
- about 5-8 dark chocolate chips per cake

Preheat oven to 180C, mix all dry ingredients, mix wet ingredients in another bowl. Make well in the dry ingredients, add wet ingredients, mix until just combined, pour into muffin tray lined with paper cupcake liners until 3/4 full (add dark choco chips in each cake), bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

SC asked if he can customize his own cake, I said yes...and here's what he did:
Rose & Dark Choco Cake
He added a couple of cashews and a gunk of peanut butter.
It may look hideous, but hey, peanut butter always tastes nice, right? Does it complement the rose fragrance? Ahem, nope. Luckily, SC is the one responsible finishing his own creations (sometimes he creates something nice though, so I always give his creations a try). Hehehe.

Happy Valentine's Day from a girl who's always a victim of commercialized "special occasions" of any kind.
Don't forget to share yours, if you celebrated it.


Anncoo said...

I love the pinkish color, very pretty!!

Nuttymeg said...

Looks cute Rita, Love pink stuff.

YaYa said...

awww, this is cuteness defined!

daphne said...

they resemble little "fa gou" it's soo pink and adorable!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Pretty in pink! :)

Cuisine Paradise said...

Lovely rose scented tea cake :)

Joanne said...

These are so super cute! Pretty in pink for V day!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful color for your cake. Definitely perfect for Valentine's Day. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link your cake up.

oomph. said...

never thought to add rose essence...i'm totally intrigued now...may have to try this. plus the pink is just plain cute!

aki! said...

Love the colors, but unfortunately, I'm too lazy for food coloring.

Sophie ala Mode said...

It's so pretty and pink...I will have to try this recipe.

babe_kl said...

awwww so pretty!

Wish you, SC and Marcus a very happy Valentine's Day

noobcook said...

that's a great idea and so pretty in pink! Happy V Day!