♥...Eid Mubarak wishes and Devil's Food Chocolate Cake...♥

Hari Raya is just near the corner and I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all my Muslim blogging friends, readers, visitors, followers and silent readers, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri....Eid Mubarak!

Wish you all are having a great time preparing for the big day! To those leaving for hometowns, 'balik kampung' ...have a safe journey back to your loved ones.

Something for you all,

photo by: My Hubby ;)

Now moving to a deeeeeeeeeeelicious cake I made last week. Regret for not making this cake much earlier.

Bookmarked it from Kak Ayu's blog. I doubled the ingredients for the cake and followed the same quantity of ingredients for the cream cheese and chocolate ganache.

Check out the recipe! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!



Ingredients:- ( This is the original recipe, I doubled the cake part in blue )

For cake;
  • 1 cup all purpose flour ( 2 cups )
  • 1/4 cup dutch processed cocoa powder ( 1/2 cup )
  • 3/4 tsp bicarbonate soda ( 1 1/2 tsp)
  • 1/4 tsp salt ( 1/2 tsp )
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar ( 1 cup )
  • 1/2 brown sugar ( 1 cup )
  • 65g butter ( 120gm)
  • 1 large egg ( 2 eggs )
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract ( 2 tsp )
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk ( 1/2 cup )
  • 1/2 cup warm water ( 1 cup )


  1. Set your oven at 170C
  2. Prepare your cake tin.
  3. Sieve flour, cocoa powder, bicarbonate soda, salt, and set aside.
  4. Beat butter with sugars until light and fluffy, add eggs.
  5. When all well incorporated add the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder etc) and alternate with liquid ingredients (buttermilk + warm water) in three portions, last incorporate the vanilla extract.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes or until just cooked.

Cream Cheese Frosting;
  • 250g Philadelphia cheese
  • 125 butter
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • juice of a squeezed slice of lemon
Beat the cheese and butter, just until creamy, add the icing sugar, vanilla and lemon juice.

Chocolate Ganache;
  • 200ml double cream with at least 30% fat content-I used whippping cream
  • 250g dark chocolate, chopped finely
  • a pinch of salt
In a double boiler, warm the cream until just at boiling point, add the chocolate & salt and stir. When the chocolate has melted, remove from heat and continue stirring until all well mixed.

Let the cake cool completely, spread the cream cheese frosting and pour the ganache on top.



  1. Hai love,Thanks for the wishes.Cantik kek tu,tapi logo love2cook yang baru tu bagi kak ros lagi cantik seh..! happy holiday ya.

  2. Wowwwwwwwww... mouth watering here.. lovely and tempting clicks too !!
    Indian Cuisine

  3. Eid Mubarak!
    That's a super yummy cake..

  4. What a delicious looking cake. Can't stop drooling over it. Wish I was there :)!

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. Absolutely delicious :) very moist. Happy Eid Mubarak !!! Shall I come over to have a slice ????

  6. Hi love,i've made one today however the cheese and chocolate frosting did not set as perfectly as yours..mine all runny =(...do u chill the frosting?

  7. Anon, I did not frost both the cheese and choc ganache. Just left it to cool at room temperature, then spread on cake once the cake is completely cool.

    Only then I chilled the cake for hours.

  8. Hi dear Id Mubakar to u! Have a very nice time with your family & friends!

    Love the cake. I admire your patience dear to have this yummy cake in front of you and not one bite into it? Wow!!

    Do check out my event and send me your entries.

  9. Eid Mubarak dear ...cake looks just so yum ...lovely pics

  10. So professional looking cake!! So talented :) Have a great week ahead and happy holiday!

  11. wow..i cant stop my eye...........

  12. love atas ucapan hari raya itu.. ita tak pernah lagi buat kek ni .. tentu sedap ni

  13. Omg, cake looks gorgeous and highly addictive..

  14. Exquisite tempting cake, looks absolutely beautiful, hugs ..

  15. Hi Love,
    Lovely recipe. Want to try it out! How much is 1 cup? Is there a standard sized cup or maybe you could tell me in oz or grams?

    Thanks :)

  16. Suba, I measured 1 cup all purpose flour = 125gm

    There are metric cups sold in bakery supply shops or any supermarkets.

    Thanks for asking, try the cake..you'll love it...;)

  17. love dearie, this cake mmg superb delicious tau.. mmg highly recommended.. member siap tempah lg kek nie.. hihi..

  18. The cake looks too sinful great, and really tempting me to try it :)

  19. Wow....thats an awesome looking cake...m so tempted

  20. Salam, instead of hot water, try pouring in hot black coffee without sugar...I tried it with recipe from glorious treat choc cup cake, much nicer from the ori recipe..

  21. Splendid looking chocolate dear, eid wishes to you. Classic cake.

  22. Dr. H,

    Hi, thank you for your tips. Will try it the next time. Selamat Hari Raya to you and yours! ;)

  23. Dearest Love,
    1. allow me to bawa balik itu kad raya ye.
    2. your cake looks very good (it sure tastes delicious!)
    3. my ganache sometimes did not turn as good as yours...i'll have to keep trying

  24. Eid mubarak to u as well... tough i am late....wow amazing recipe and gr8 presentation

  25. hi love 2cook, cant resist to visit you, being a m'sian too.. selamat hari raya to you and family..very delicious looking chocolate cake- with cream cheese topping and choc ganache- would like to try this out.

    do visit my blog, would love to read a comment from you too, by the way your 2 children looks so cute..

  26. Yes, this cake is sure the keeper! An all time fav of mine! But my version is without the cream cheese topping. Just the choc ganache. Well done.

  27. OMG this is absolutely fab.Great clicks and lovely recipe.

  28. Kak Love, Hope I am not to late to wish you Selamat Hari Raya. Your chocolate cake looks very moist and irresistable!

  29. Your chocolate cake look tempting and super good.

  30. Hi Love, after a long disappearing act, I'm back again! Your choc cake looks sooo tempting! Now I guess you are more into baking...interesting.
    How's Rishie and Ashika?

  31. hi love, baru perasan your cake devil tu..heheh..glad you like it!!..
    thanks dear for trying..this is the top ranking chocolate cake so far in my collection..

  32. Wow...the chocolate cake looks so rich and decadent! Hope you had a wonderful holiday :)

  33. Ash_Levin ~> Hi dear! Long time no see!!! Been really busy uh? Hehehe!
    Yes dear, been baking quite often lately. Otherwise my oven and KA will be sleeping, pity them! :)

    Kids are doing very good, Rishie in Std One now..Ashika at home with me :)

    Regards to your girls!

  34. Woww.. thats an amazing cake dear.. I just love the way the top layer looks. So perfect.. Great.. I am surely gonna try this cake of yours.. Bookmarked :D

  35. so tempting dear.. would love to grab one :) .. one more recipe added to my must try list

  36. OMG!!! Am I dreaming or is this perfect slice of chocolatey cake for real??!!!! Gorgeous & im literally drooling here :))
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  37. can we get buttermilk in supermarkets?

  38. Anon ~> Hi, I bought the Paul's brand buttermilk from Tesco. Sometimes it's hard to get them. Never seen it anywhere else coz seldom visit.

    You can also make buttermilk on your own.

    Add 1 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice in 1 cup fresh milk. Allow to stand for 10 minutes. Buttermilk is ready :)

  39. Thanks love for the info :)

  40. wow i'll take a couple pounds please haha

  41. Dear Mdm Love to Cook..
    Very sedappppp...just want to ask permission to try the recipe..mana tau..boleh jadi mcm you...tapi tak tau bila nak try nya...


    1. Dear Fiza...you don't need the permission to try the recipe ya...go ahead and bake it. Sure boleh jadi,..hehe! :)


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