Saturday, February 28, 2009

Chocolate Dobash Cake

Image credit: http://www.napoleonsbakery.com/images/baking/sec-cakes.jpg
Recipe Source: Muriel Miura and Betty Shimabukuro's
cookbook "What Hawaii Likes to Eat".
3 eggs, separated
1-1/2 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups cake flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup milk
» Frosting:
1-1/2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup water
*My own addition to the recipe:
Semi-sweet choclate baking square. (Bakers brand is my favorite)
Or use reserved cake crumbs to dust the sides of the cake. 


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 8-inch pans.
Beat egg whites until frothy; gradually beat in 1/2 cup sugar until stiff.
Sift together remaining 1 cup sugar, flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa. Make a well in center; add oil and half of milk. Beat until well-blended at medium speed. Add remaining milk and egg yolks; beat until smooth.
Fold mixture into egg whites. Pour batter into pans and bake 30 to 35 minutes. Cool, then slice each layer in half to make 4 layers.
To prepare frosting: Combine water, sugar, salt and butter in saucepan and bring to boil. Combine cocoa, cornstarch and water; add to boiling mixture and return to boil. Cool completely. Frost between cooled layers, sides and top.

Dust the sides with cake crumbs or shaved chocolate.

How to shave chocolate: Place square or bar of semisweet chocolate on cutting board; shave it into small pieces with paring knife.

13 comments:

Izzieguire said...

Not sure how i landed on your blog but I'm glad I did. I even showed my husband & he got excited. He says this cake is his dad's fave! Can't wait to try 'em out. Everything looks so good! Hope you don't us tagging along! :)
-the Tuitama's

Izzieguire said...

hello, english please. hope you don't MIND us tagging along.

the mama hood said...

No worries Izzie! lol! Thanks for tagging along!!

Ila said...

It looks fabulous! I have just made very similar cake and can stop opening the fridge door!!! This one must be equally yummy! Thanks for posting this!

Hirata said...

Thanks for all the yummy recipes. Will have to try if I can find cake flour in Japan.

By the way...looks like someone took your exact recipe and put it on this site:http://www.grouprecipes.com/102956/chocolate-dobash-cake.html

Buttheads.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I have looked online for years trying to find a good recipe for dobash cake. Left hawaii about 8 years ago and have been dying for this cake. I had it every year for my birthday growing up on oahu! Thanks! I made it and it came out perfect! so I made it again lol =) everyone loves it- nicole

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I have looked online for years trying to find a good recipe for dobash cake. Left hawaii about 8 years ago and have been dying for this cake. I had it every year for my birthday growing up on oahu! Thanks! I made it and it came out perfect! so I made it again lol =) everyone loves it- nicole

Lora Melton said...

What is sprinkled on the side of the cake??

Ane said...

Hi Lora, I just updated the recipe with the sprinkles on the side of the cake. Enjoy!

Ida said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe. The cake is light in texture and has a rich chocolatey taste. It's a winner and a recipe I'll keep.

Anonymous said...

My favorite cake! Thabk you for the recipe now I can make my own :)

Anonymous said...

Going to try the recipe. Dad's birthday is tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Going to try the recipe. Dad's birthday is tomorrow!