Nov 29, 2007

Individual Cakes with Melted Chocolate Chips


I can finally sit down, relax, and munch on my cakes here....
You have no idea how much effort I put in order to get this final result.

So what happened?
Everything were good until I started to make the sugary topping.
I guess 8 hours of work earlier just burned out my eyes,
Suppose to use brown sugar for the topping,
I mistaken it with butter.
As I spread the semi-watery mixture on top of the cakes,
I didn't even notice that something looks wrong....

Guess what,
The butter started to melt inside the oven,
So not only my cakes have semi-watery topping,
My oven got it too, it's flooding everywhere.
But how did I find out about it?
My smoke detector.
Biiiiiiiiii Biiiiiiiiiii Biiiiiiiiiiiiii.
And it was way up there on the ceiling,
I had to pull a chair underneath with a long wooden stick in my hand to turn that noisy thing off.
So the detector's down, I looked at the mess in the kitchen,
A big sigh......

Let's do it all over again then,
Brown sugar, brown sugar, Cindy Lo,
Remember to use brown sugar this time instead of butter.

Individual Cakes with Melted Chocolate Chips-

*You can see my biggest helper of the night on the side: Wooden Stick.

Ingredients (makes about 5 large individual cakes)?

Cake part:
1 1/3 cup of flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 stick of butter (room temperature)
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1/3 cup of granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

No longer watery topping:
1/8 cup of brown sugar
1/8 cup of granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup of 60% dark chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit first.

Let's make the cake part first,
In a big bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
In another big bowl, blend the remaining cake ingredients till smooth.
Transfer the wet ingredient to the dry ingredient and mix well.
Align 5 muffin cups inside the muffin pan,
Pour in the mixture evenly into those 5 muffin cups.
Into the oven for about 10 minutes,
Take it out and let it cook for 5 to 10 minutes.

While baking the cake part,
We can start working on the sugary topping,
"No Butter!"

Simply mix everything well first except the chocolate chips,
Blend in the chips till the end.
Spread the topping on the cakes and back to the oven for another 12 minutes.
Take them out and let it cool a little bit before serving.

Thank God that this time the cupcakes turned out well...
I don't wanna climb on the chair waving the wooden stick in the air anymore.

Cindy's Rating: 6


  1. To s.j.simon~
    Wow I didn't know that,
    Thanks for the information~!

  2. LOL, oh you poor thing! Don't worry, this sort of thing is bound to happen in any kitchen, and whatever doesn't kill you only makes you stronger, right? Or perhaps in this case, wiser ;)

  3. To Ellie the Kitchen Wench~

    Haha yeah, I learned,
    Brown sugar looks very different from butter!

  4. hahaha...glad to see you survived this one. Did the firemen have to come?

  5. To Zen Chef~
    Ha Good thing that the fireman didn't show up,
    But I guess I scared my neighbors though!