Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sarsi Bundt Cake

Sokehah Cheah | 12:43 AM | | |




I was intrigued by a Root beer bundt cake recipe from Foodnetwork and since I had sarsi, I was keen to experiment.  Well, sarsi and root beer taste more or less the same so that was not an issue.  The recipe said that the batter would be slightly lumpy but when I came to that stage, I was surprised to see a runny batter and that was when fear set in. I was dubious whether this will be a success or a disaster and I had no choice but to carry on, bake it and accept come what may.   Indeed I was relieved and bouncing with joy when I saw the cake rising beautifully in the oven.




    













A stunning moist, dark rich luscious chocolate cake, tasted more of chocolate than sarsi.  This cake tasted much better the next day, chilled.

Recipe for Sarsi Bundt Cake  (Adapted from Foodnetwork with some modification)

Ingredients
  • 4 oz butter
  • 8 oz plain flour
  • 2.1/4 cups sarsi  ( 2cups for the batter and 1/4 cup for later use)
  • 4 oz unsweetened cocoa/chocolate powder
  • 2 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 7 oz granulated sugar  (orig. 8 oz)
  • 4 oz brown sugar
  • 1.1/4  tsp baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • Icing sugar for decoration  (optional)
Glaze  (optional)
  • 2.1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
    Method
    1. Grease a 12 cup Bundt pan generously with melted butter.
    2. Sift the flour with salt, set aside.
    3. Heat up 2 cups of sarsi, cocoa powder, chocolate, butter, granulated and brown sugar in a large saucepan over low heat until the butter melts and sugar has dissolved.
    4. Whisk the eggs into the sarsi mixture, then gently fold in the flour. ( The batter will be slightly runny).
    5. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan.
    6. Bake in a preheated oven @ 325 deg.F /165 deg.C for 55 mins. to an hour, rotating the pan halfway through for even browning.
    7. Test with a skewer to see whether it comes out clean.
    8. Remove cake from the oven and transfer to a rack to cool.
    9. Gently poke the cake all over with a skewer and pour 1/4 cup of sarsi over the cake, let cool in the pan for 20 mins., then invert the cake onto a serving plate and let cool completely.
    10. Sift some icing sugar onto the cake for decoration if desired.
    To make the glaze
    Whisk another 1/4 cup of sarsi, a pinch of salt, icing sugar and vanilla in a bowl until smooth.  Drizzle over the cake.




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    1. WOW! I want to call this black beauty on the first picture! Looks nice and delicious!

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      1. Thank you Ann. Yes, this is a yummy, moist cake.

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    2. wow, it looks so gorgeous, Cheah! The crumbs are perfect too, great bake! The last time i made cola cake but the taste was quite undetectable but i hv forgotten how much ant i put in. Is the taste of sarsi evident here?

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      1. Thanks, Lena. No, the taste of sarsi is not evident, more of chocolate.

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    3. Hi, very interesting cake using sarsi! But your cake look very moist and tempting. Very well baked, love the texture.

      Have a nice day.

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    4. I've seen rootbeer versions and Sarsi is a refreshing change.

      Oooooo... I loooooove ur bundt pan.
      I am hoping to get one that looks like this.
      May I know where did you get urs?

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    5. I miss all my childhood days drinking ice cold Sarsi after a hot and sweaty meal :D

      This cake looks super mosit. With Sarsi...Yum!

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    6. This is really a stunning black beauty ... I wonder if we still have root beer in Singapore.

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      1. Oh, you mean you can't root beer in Singapore???

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    7. Wow! That's a pretty stunning looking cake! Another unusual ingredient to be found in cakes!

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    8. Your cake looks very outstanding! Indeed soft and moist. Yummy!

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      1. Thank you. It's so moist that it absorbed the icing sugar so quickly during the photoshoot that I had to keep on adding more icing sugar.

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    9. hi Cheah, what a beautiful cake
      i love your bundt pan too
      very interesting, i'll give this a try
      thks :)

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      1. Thank you. Do try it and let me know the outcome.

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    10. Un pastel muy hermoso e irresistible ,me encantó el molde ,me llevo un trozo y la receta,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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    11. This looks bakery perfect! Really really pretty!

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    12. The cake look so soft and moist. I like sarsi so I can imagine the taste of it. It has been years since I last had sarsi :) ]

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      1. I used to like sarsi when I was much younger but find it a bit too sweet now.

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    13. This looks dark, moist and delicious. I'd love to have a slice of it. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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    14. looks moist and yummy! i have made cakes with coke and stout, yes they do make it extra moist!

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      1. Yes, so moist that I had to keep touching up the icing sugar for my photo session.

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    15. Hi Cheah, guess you're busy too! I actually just got home from S'pore. I went over on last Friday to attend my grandmother's funeral. Exhausted! I bet today I can sleep well. Btw, your cake looks and sounded wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Wish I can have a slice right infront of me right now!
      Kristy

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      1. Sorry to hear of your grandma's passing, Kristy. This is indeed a very moist and flavourful cake.

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