Sweet Treats And Warm Delights At Secret Recipe Taiping

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For Malaysians, Secret Recipe holds a special place in our hearts. It’s the go-to spot for delicious cakes, pastries, and light meals. But the crown jewel of Secret Recipe is undeniably the Secret Recipe Taiping, a decadent chocolate cake unlike any other.

This guide dives deep into the mystery of the Secret Recipe Taiping, unveiling its ingredients, directions (for the brave bakers who dare to attempt it at home!), and of course, its nutritional information. So, grab a cup of coffee, settle in, and get ready to unlock the secrets of this Malaysian favorite.

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For the Cake:

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¾ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot brewed coffee

  • For the Ganache:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

  • Directions:

    1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease three 8-inch round cake pans. Line the bottoms with parchment paper.
    2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
    3. In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
    4. Alternately add the dry ingredients and buttermilk to the wet ingredients, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined, then stir in the hot coffee.
    5. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    6. Let the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

    While the cakes cool, prepare the ganache:

    1. In a saucepan, heat the heavy cream over medium heat until simmering. Remove from heat and add the chocolate chips. Let sit for 5 minutes, then whisk until smooth and glossy.


    1. Once the cakes are cool, place one layer on a serving plate. Spread a generous amount of ganache over the top. Repeat with the remaining layers, stacking the cakes and frosting the top layer and sides.
    2. Let the cake set in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.

    Nutrition Facts (per slice):

    Calories: 550

  • Fat: 30g
  • Saturated Fat: 18g
  • Cholesterol: 100mg
  • Sodium: 250mg
  • Carbohydrates: 60g
  • Sugar: 40g
  • Protein: 5g

  • Please note: This is an approximate nutritional value based on standard ingredients.


    The Secret Recipe Taiping is a rich and decadent treat that’s perfect for special occasions or simply indulging your sweet tooth. While it might require a bit of effort to make at home, the combination of moist chocolate cake and smooth ganache is sure to be worth it.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

    1. Can I substitute buttermilk in the recipe?

    Yes! You can make your own buttermilk substitute by adding 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup of milk. Let it sit for 5 minutes before using.

    2. How can I store leftover Secret Recipe Taiping?

    The cake can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

    3. Is there a way to make this recipe lighter?

    You can reduce the amount of sugar in the cake by ¼ cup. You can also use a lighter chocolate for the ganache, such as milk chocolate.

    4. What other flavors can I add to this recipe?

    You can experiment with different flavorings in the cake batter, such as almond extract, coffee extract, or even a splash of rum.

    5. Does Secret Recipe sell the Taiping cake by the slice?