Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Gâteau au Chocolat




Those who follow this blog long enough would have noticed that I seldom bake. It is well known in my household that Daddy cooks and Mummy bakes. But for our recent Valentine's Day dinner, I decided to bake something simple for my family.

I spotted this Gâteau au Chocolat recipe from Nami's blog - Just one cookbook and immediately I knew this was the cake I wanted to bake and I was not disappointed. The cake was exactly what Nami has described - rich, dense, yet moist and melt-in-your-mouth! A slice of the cake with a cup of latte provided the perfect sweet ending for our dinner.

If an inexperienced baker like me could manage this, I'm sure this recipe is simple enough for everyone. Try it! Thank you Nami for the lovely recipe!




48 comments:

  1. Wow! What a decadent looking cake! Simply to die for!

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  2. Hi Alvin,

    You are right! This cake looks extremely heavenly...

    Zoe

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    1. Thanks Zoe! Good to hear this from an experienced baker... :)

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  3. That puts all the bakeries here to shame... You simply must come over here and show them a thing or two.

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    1. Haha Arthur! This is my first cake baking of my life! How could you write-off all the bakeries in your hometown just like that? :P

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  4. Mmmm....chocolate cake! Yes, I was eyeing that one on your Valentine dinner post. Will hop over to Nami's to check the recipe!

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    1. Pls do, PH! Baking is easier that I thought... at least for this recipe... Hehe..

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  5. Hi Alvin,
    Your wife is very lucky to have you; you are the cook and now baking a chocolate cake! Your chocolate cake is beautifully baked!

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  6. Hi Alvin, wow... this cake look so delectable and awesome.Very chocolatey.
    I go make coffee, you need extra sugar or less sugar? LOL

    Have a great day ahead,regards.

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  7. Indeed it looks very good! You and your wife is a great team, one cooks and one bakes :)

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  8. So rich and moist... love this type of cake!

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    1. Hi Mich! This to you must be.... a piece of cake!

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  9. Alvin , for someone who seldom bake , that cake is beautifully-baked ! It looks moist , rich and utterly chocolaty ! Well done ;)

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  10. Alvin,
    This is such a lovely chocolate cake.
    Simple yet is a (DDMT) kind of moist and rich chocolate cake. :p
    mui

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    1. Yes Mui ... DDMT!... I learn a new abbreviation today!

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  11. i'm still looking for the perfect chocolate cake.. could this be the ONE?? yours turned out really well, chef.. texture looks perfect! wifey must be so pleased ^^ which reminds me.. i should go spend some of hubby's money since he did nothing for valentine's!

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    1. Haha Hui! Dun make your hubby ban you from coming to my blog!... LOL!

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  12. I love that this is taking it simple for you...what a lucky family! I would swoon over this, Chef! =)

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  13. Hi Alvin. Am so late coming here. Any cake left for me? That looks so decadent. Nice shots, the texture really shows.

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    1. Haha Adora! Nothing left... just the picture and recipe!

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  14. Wow! I love the look of this cake too...gorgeous pics!

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    1. Thanks Jeannie! Actually the lighting wasn't perfect for these few photos... Warm indoor light in the evening...

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  15. What a lovely Gâteau au Chocolat. I've always enjoy Nami's recipes and I haven't get a chance to bake this yet. :) Definitely on my to bake list. ;) How sweet that you bake for your family on V-day. That is definitely a nice way to show love, especially when you usually don't bake.

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    1. Thanks Amy! You should add this to your bake list!

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  16. If my husband like half of you is enough, hehehe.. Valentine day is a normal day for me, too bad huh.. Ya, saw this rich cake in Nami there, wish I can try out very soon..

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    1. Hi Sonia! I'm sure your hubby has other attributes that I don't. :D

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  17. Everytime I see your posts I have renewed faith in finding a guy that can cook haha. That was such a sweet gesture for vday, your family's really lucky! And for someone who doesn't usually bake, that's hell amazing!

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  18. I'm so happy to find out that you really baked this cake! Thank you so much for making and I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it as well. Your children are so lucky to have a fantastic baker mom and great chef dad (and now baker!). :) The cake looks so beautiful!!!! Thank you for liking back to me!

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    1. Hi Nami! I have definitely gained some confidence after this attempt. Thanks for your fantastic recipe!

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  19. As a female, I'm really bad at baking. I can cook but bake.. not something up my alley! Hey I'll be in singapore the following week. Any interesting restaurants to introduce. I'm ok with any food genre.

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    1. Hi Eiling! Lots of recommendation! How many days and what kind of food? Drop me an email - chefnsommelier@gmail.com

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  20. Hi Alvin,
    You are a fantastic baker! The cake looks chocolaty good with perfect texture! I'm drooling just looking at it!

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    1. Thanks Joyce! I still have way to go and lots to learn as far as baking is concerned.

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  21. You hardly bake, I hardly cook. Thus why I am really enjoying this post. :)

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  22. very nice, chef! are you sure you are an inexperienced baker? i dont believe you ! :))

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  23. Did I really miss this devilishly delicious looking cake?? Apparently, yes! I must make this for my hubby soon. I know he will smile when he sees it, then eat 3 big wedges :D

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