Indulge in the irresistible combination of smooth, creamy milk chocolate and moist, flavorful cake with this delightful Dairy Milk Cake recipe. Whether you’re a devoted chocoholic or simply love treating your taste buds to a delectable dessert, this cake is sure to captivate your senses and satisfy your sweet cravings. Bursting with the iconic flavor of Dairy Milk chocolate, this cake is a chocolate lover’s dream come true. So, roll up your sleeves, gather your ingredients, and prepare to embark on a mouthwatering chocolate adventure!
- 200g Dairy Milk chocolate (or your favorite milk chocolate)
- 200g unsalted butter, softened
- 200g granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 200g all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 120ml milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the chocolate ganache:
- 200g Dairy Milk chocolate
- 120ml heavy cream
For the decoration (optional):
- Dairy Milk chocolate shavings
- Fresh berries or edible flowers
- Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) and grease a round cake tin with butter or line it with parchment paper.
- Break the 200g of Dairy Milk chocolate into small pieces and melt it in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir occasionally until smooth, then set aside to cool slightly.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy using an electric mixer or a whisk.
- Beat in the eggs, one at a time, ensuring each egg is fully incorporated before adding the next. Add the melted chocolate and mix until well combined.
- In a separate bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add this dry mixture to the chocolate mixture, alternating with the milk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined; be careful not to overmix.
- Stir in the vanilla extract, ensuring it is evenly distributed throughout the batter.
- Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin and smooth the top with a spatula.
- Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- While the cake is cooling, prepare the chocolate ganache. Chop the remaining 200g of Dairy Milk chocolate into small pieces and place them in a heatproof bowl. In a saucepan, heat the heavy cream over medium heat until it begins to simmer. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and let it sit for a minute to allow the chocolate to melt. Stir until smooth and glossy.
- Once the cake has cooled completely, remove it from the tin. Pour the prepared chocolate ganache over the cake, allowing it to cascade down the sides for an elegant finish.
- For an optional decorative touch, sprinkle some Dairy Milk chocolate shavings over the ganache and garnish with fresh berries or edible flowers.
- Allow the ganache to set before serving, or refrigerate the cake for a firmer texture.
Slice into this Dairy Milk Cake, and savor every moist, chocolatey bite. Whether you enjoy it as a show-stopping dessert for special occasions or as a delightful treat to brighten your day, this cake is bound to bring joy to chocolate enthusiasts of all ages. Share it with loved ones or simply savor it for yourself. Enjoy!