Tish Boyle Buttermilk Chocolate Cake

This past Sunday was Mother's Day. I told my hubs that I wanted a homecooked breakkie. No cereal pls.. No peanut butter sandwiches. blahhh.. So, my hubs made scrambled eggs.. ahem.. using his fav Gordon Ramsey recipe. heated up baked beans and toasted some bread.. They were yummy... the scrambled eggs of cos hehehe.. I was very grateful cos my hubs doesn't cook that often.. well hardly or won't cook... one of the two .. So when he made breakkie for us you know it took a lot of effort... so my dear hubs.. I am expecting dinner next year. hehehe

Happy mother's day to all .. dont u just love mother's day.. where u think u dont hv to do anything but when u finally feel like helping out.. u felt as tho u hv done something big?? hahaha.. maybe its just me.. i know not every mothers behaves like me ahaks.. i woke up as per normal.. cleaned our house and even wiped down all the sliding doors and windows in the living/dining area.. i wasnt really in the mood to go anywhere yesterday since on sat we were out all day with mom and dad.. took them to little india for brekkie.. took them to IKEA.. went to Arab St and sultan mosque for zohor prayers.. we later went straight to our fav coffee place to chill and by the time we were done with coffee it was almost six.. bought take-away food for them and us and got home in time for magrib.. u see.. that outing wasnt really meant for mothers day celebration.. we take them out pretty often and we really enjoy doing so.. u dont need mothers day to prove to them that u really care.. no flowers or pressies can ever replace a mothers love.. to show them gratitude and love.. to spend time with them is what that matters most.. so to my dear mom.. Hajjah Juriyah Yusof.. Happy mothers day! <3

Anyway.. this wasnt what my hubs baked for me lol. I had baked it late sat night after i got myself a box of buttermilk.. had wanted to bake this cake for the longest time and finally when the chocolate crave hit me.. i baked it and ah huh.. it was indeed a wowza.. just like what Ju said in her post.. she has baked it on several occasions and since i am a big fan of Tish Boyle.. i trust what she said! Bake it ladies! bake it for ur kids... bake it for ur mom .. bake it for ur sisters and friends... i am pretty sure it's gonna be a big hit!

Makes 6 individual cakes.
Storage: in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
Special Equipment: one 6-cake Bundt-lette pan

1 cup (4oz/114g) cake flour (plain flour is fine too)
1/2 cup (1.6oz/46g) Dutch-processed (alkalized) cocoa powder*
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks/6oz/170g) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 cups (8.8oz/250g) granulated sugar
2 large eggs
3/4 cup (180ml) buttermilk
2 tablespoons (30ml) Kahlua (optional)
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 ounces (113g) finely chopped bittersweet chocolate - i used 70% Pierre Marcolini
(I used Pierre Marcolini.. ty Arlin for this gift! i finally baked something with this dark chocolate.. its delish!!)

- Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 175°C (350°F). Generously grease the interior of a 6-cake Bundt-lette pan
- In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine and set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, using the paddle attachment, beat the butter at medium speed for 2 minutes, until very creamy. Gradually beat in the sugar. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat for 3 minutes, until the mixture is well blended and light. At medium speed, beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
- In a small bowl, stir together the buttermilk, Kahlua (or rum), and vanilla extract. If your mixer has a splatter shield attachment, attach it now. At low speed, add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture in three additions, alternating it with the buttermilk cream mixture in two additions, and mixing just until blended. Remove the bowl from the mixer stand and stir in the finely chopped chocolate or miniature semisweet morsels. Scrape the batter into the prepared cake molds, dividing it evenly and smoothing the tops.
- Bake the cakes for 25 to 30 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the center of a cake comes out clean. Cool the cakes in the pan set on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
- Invert the cakes onto the rack and cool completely.

Note: I used 7" round cake pan and bake it for an hr and ten minutes.. i place aluminium foil 20mins into baking time to prevent my cake fm burning top.

... and here are a few pics taken at little India.. Sonia loves Apam!

Sonia n Nyai!

Bef i go i wanna thank Herdafitri for ordering kek lapis legit for mothers day.. hope both ur MIL and mom love it.. to Suzy who came fm Shah Alam with her mom for a mothers day gateaway in Sg.. thank you for ordering kek lapis legit prunes and macs.. it was nice to meet both of u and ur best friend fm JB.. hv a safe flight back home yah..

To my dear Hairi.. ty for the wish son.. mama appreciated it very very much.. good luck in ur final exams this week.. mama wishes u all the best! to little Sonia who wished me "happy valentines day" instead hahaha.. ty dear.. both hubs and I are pretty excited abt her upcoming school dance performance at RELC hotel this wk!


Patyskitchen - Exploring Global Flavor Around The World said...

Look..great...will try this

rahel said...

Kak Rima...
Nampak sedap sangat kekmu iteww..saya suka la..tapi suka juga tengok kaler kuku

dapurCikWan said...

Selamat hari ibu kak ;) hai si comel sonia..! ;))

Dzah said...

This is look so delish kak. Gonna try it soon. BTW, sy selalu merasakan kalau sy guna milk + lemon/vinegar as substitute of buttermilk; the result xkan sama kalau guna the real buttermilk. It's just me or what? huhuhuhu. Kt sini susah sikit nak dapat buttermilk. Cold Storage pun xde.

Rima said...

Paty's kitchen
Simple recipe.. Full satisfaction hehe

Rima said...

Dak Sonia macam gitu lah.. Tak habis habis nak go manicure.. Mama dia also tak go manicure to cantik kan kuku.. Ni dah warning dia.. Cannot do anymore for the next one month cos kuku dia dah terkopek sikit.. Haishh

Rima said...

Happy mothers day to u too!

Rima said...

Most time memang I use milk n lemon juice but kadang terasa nak beli buttermilk .. Lapas ni nak kena pakai cepat cepat is buttermilk yg balance .. Tak suka membazir!

zurailah said...

Happy Mother's Day Rima!Cutenya Sonia wish u Happy Valentine's Day intsead!Totally agree with u reg mother's love...unconditional.A mother's love is everything so if u lose it u'll lose everything.Miss my late mom so much..Alfatihah!

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day Rima. Sonia is a graceful, fashionable young lady. Love her nail color :)


CS said...

Happy mother's day Rima.. I tak buat apa2 kuih sbb sokmor my oven buat pe'el but I did make one malay dessert, auwww...

Mel said...

Any Tish Boyle's recipe is a keeper! I bet this cake must be real delicious!

Miss Cool said...

Lama tak gi Arb street mkn nk kedai kopi kecik, mamak veteren yg buat air tu. always cramp n duduk pun kat tepi walkway je.

Anie said...


Happy mother's day to u too ;) What u said abt our mom is true kan. Too bad I am very2 far away from her.

Amboiii bukan main cantik lagi manicure anak dara u, dah mcm apam polka dot ahakkkss....I like hehehez

Ummi said...

Happy Mother's Day, Rima cayanggg... Waaaaaaaaa...kek ituuuuu...xnak tengok, xnak tengok lama2....bikin hati akak meranaaaa....sampai hatimu...uwaaaa..

June said...

like gler sonia punya nail tuh so cute polka dot . kak rima cantik lah pinggan that you put the cake on . from overseas ke plate tu ?

Arlin said...

You're welcome Rima! Glad you liked them. I always stock up when I go to Brussels. Hehe tapi I haven't used my own stash actually...still in the fridge. :)

Rima said...

Alfatihah to ur late mom.. ty for the wish.. cute kan budak budak ni.. dia main hantam ajer but its ok.. kids add joy to our life

Rima said...

u know what.. she is! she even choose her own baju.. fussy at times but she knows how to match stuff hehe

Rima said...

woahhh nanti i check it out aper u buat eh.. hardly has any time nowadays nak BW.. terlari lari anak kita dibuatnye huhu

Rima said...

since it produces a not so high cake.. if u cut it cube it looks more like brownie hehehe.. its delish and rich for sure!

Rima said...

dah lama tak buat kerja tu.. bef sonia was born.. hubs and i suka duk sana.. asal friday night or sat sure kita minum sana or go there just to buy his beehoon goreng yg dah dibungkus siang siang hehe

Rima said...

orang kata jauh jauh bau wangi hehehe.. tak per.. the thoughts that count.. if dapat spend time dgn they all memang lah lagi bagus but what to do kan..

Entah aper lah dak sonia ni.. purple is a must and usually its just a small flower kat her ibu jari but this time round dia yg mintak polkodots

Rima said...

muahahaha tok sah tengok.. mari tengok.. mari buat.. mari makan hahaha

Happy mothers day to u too dear!

Rima said...

yeahhh i got it in france.. on sale pulak tu hehehe

Rima said...

woahhhhhh long time no hear!! still travelling ker?? i think i hv not heard fm u for like many many moons.. hope all is well yah and ty for the gift.. suka sangat!

Eh u belum pakai urs?.. check the expiry date sebelum guna kan tu hahaha

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Hey Rima, so glad you baked this. What a lovely cake, and what gorgeous photos!

Arlin said...

Yeah it has been awhile! Yup yup..still travelling...everything's fine..i'm actually expecting now..tu yang I become silent reader kat your blog...cause since preggy I rarely bake...takde mood..entahlah tak kasi I bake agaknye...completely opposite from you kan? each time I load your blog...start lah mengidam..semua pun nak. :)

Heheh...oh yeah i'd better check the date...and force myself to do something with the choccy!

THE DUO said...

Hi Kak Rima,

Kek lapis tu sedap seh! I even shared it with my office colleagues and they all love it! Me and my nephew love macaron with the chocolote ganache.Waduh! jalan2 dari Arab Street ke Bugis penat bagat! The last stop we just took taxi to Merlion Park. Sampai hotel around 10.00pm. Kena repeat lagi nih! Memang x puas tapi Mom happy sbb bawa dia jalan2 ke Sg. Suzy happy sebab dapat borak2 dgn Kak Rima hari tu. The next day we went to Ayer Hitam shopping lagi.....:o)


Rima said...

Thank you Ju for sharing such a wonderful recipe.. will hv to think of something to bake bef my buttermilk turns bad..

Rima said...

oh wow!!!!! congrats!! am super happy for u.. alhamdullilah.. when are u due ?? excited kita! hehe

Eh agaknye boy tak tu sebab rasa macam tak de kuasa nak membaking hehe

Rima said...

am so glad to hear that u girls had a great time here.. did u ended up going to sun lik tak??

Go to ayer hita lagi.. pengsan! hahaha

THE DUO said...

Hi Kak Rima,

Pergi Sunlik, Suzy beli baking tray,pie tray and muffin tray.Design yg Suzy x jumpa lg kat KL/Shah Alam. Kawan Suzy pun beli juga. Cuma choc x beli sbb kat rumah masih ada lagi. Ayer Hitam, spend kat sana around 2 1/2 hours aje. Kalau lama2 nanti lupa diri pulak. Mom dapat cari pasu idaman. Nasib baik boleh bawa masuk aeroplane....:o))


Arlin said...

I'm due early July. And're spot on! Memang boy..tu cousin pun cakap sebab tu I tak bake. Hehe..speaking of bake..I nak tanya you about orders. Will pm you.

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Hi.. I am a SAHM to 2 kiddoes..19yr old boy n 2 year old girl.. met my Austrian hubby here in Singapore and hv been living here all my life... my love for baking started when i was 6mths preggie to my daughter, Sonia... my addiction to baking has not stop eversince.. I hope to learn as much as i can abt baking and decorating and then share it with u along the way..