For any chocolate lovers, this cake is a must! It is some work but is totally worth the trouble!
For the fluffiest, the key is in your sifting. 😉
Hope you all enjoy
3 cups AP Flour
1 cup of cocoa
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
200 gr butter
1 1/3 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons ultra light olive oil
3 Tablespoons water
3 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup oil
1 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 can condensed milk
1 can dulce deleche
1 milk chocolate bar
1/2 dark chocolate bar
1 can condensed milk
Turn on your oven to 350 F. Inside a container add your 3 tsp of baking powder with 3 tablespoons of ultra light olive oil and 3 tablespoons of water, set aside. Start softening your butter on a stand mixer on high until creamed. In the mean time start sifting your flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. You have to repeat this process for 6 times, this is key. Once done set aside. Add the sugar to your creamed butter, mix well. Add the vanilla extract. Mix for 2 more minutes. Add your baking powder, olive oil, and water mixture. Mix well and add the oil. Let it mix for a moment.
Inside a container place your water and milk. Now you can reduce the speed to low and start adding your dry sifted ingredients slowly, alternating with your water-milk mixture. You can stop once every ingredient has been added.
Butter a baking pan, add parchment paper and pour your mixture, I use two molds. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until ready.
For your filling you can purchase dulce de leche or make your own. I prefer to make mine. I place 3 condensed milk cans on a large pot. Remove the label and fill water to the top, bring to a boil and cook it for 3 hours. Keep adding water every 20 minutes. Once time has passed, throw water and set aside. Do not open yet because the cans are very hot, and you can burn yourself. I try to make my dulce de leche the day before I will bake my cake. I also fill my cake the day after I bake it, but this is up to you.
If you chose to make your cake in one mold cut it in half, I prefer to use two molds. Set your bottom part on the plate you will serve, I use a deep dish plate because the chocolate top I make is very liquid, there will be some overflow.
Open your condensed milk and add some water (1/4 cup) mix well with a spoon and pour in the middle of your cake.Let it absorb. Add your dulce de leche and cover.
I do this directly on the pot, but some people choose to do it as a water bath, your choice. Melt your butter 1/2 tablespoon. Add your chocolate, melt and add some of your milk and your condense milk. Mix well until every component has melted. Pour it on your cake and is ready to serve.