13 Nov 2014
Chocolate cakes are perfect for celebrating all kinds of occasion. Anniversary dinners, birthday parties, date night, corporate celebrations or just desert after regular dinner-a chocolate cake is simply a gastro delight! The cake lovers, particularly the chocolate cake lovers, are in fact known for digging out chocolate cakes from oddest of places even at mid night. I often get orders of making chocolate flavored adult novelty cakes in Brisbane for different occasions. I can make one for you if you want.
I can also teach you how to make these chocolate cakes. If you are really fond of them, here is a recipe for you which you can try at home. This is going to wow you.
The ingredients that you will need for making this cake includes 500g chopped dark chocolate, 125g chopped unsalted butter, caster sugar of about 90g, six eggs, 2tbs brandy or dark rum, 150ml cream thickened, 1tsp vanilla extract, ½ tsp tartar cream and edible gold or silver leaf (optional).
To prepare the chocolate ganache, you will need 450g chopped dark chocolate, 600ml thickened cream, 175g unsalted cream and 90g or ¼ cup liquid glucose.
The ingredients that I have mentioned above will help you serve 8-9 people. If you want to make it for more people, take the ingredients accordingly.
The first thing that you will need to do is heat the oven to about 180°Centrigrade. Grease the cake pan and line the base using baking paper. Put the butter and chocolate in bowl over the pan of simmering water. Mix until the blend gets smooth. When done, take out the bowl that’s kept over the saucepan and keep it aside. Allow it to cool a bit. Then put sugar and egg yolks in the electric mixer. Beat it until it becomes pale and thick. Put rum, cream, vanilla and the cooled mixture of chocolate in the mixture and then stir it.
Whisk eggwhites and tartar cream in a dry, clean bowl until the formation of soft peaks. In three batches, fold eggwhite gently into the mixture of chocolate with spoon. While doing this, try to keep air in it. Then spread the mixture into the preheated pan and cook in the oven for about twenty five minutes.
When the cake is being baked, put butter and chocolate in bowl over the pan of simmering water for making the ganache. Keep on stirring it until it becomes smooth. Then remove it from heat and put the glucose and cream in another pan. Bring it just below the boiling point. Put the mixture of chocolate to it and keep on stirring until the mixture smoothens. Chill until thick. This basically takes about half an hour.
The cake is almost baked by now. Check whether the centre is coming out with some moist crumbs when a skewer is inserted. If it does, baking is complete but if doesn’t then bake again for a few more minutes. When it’s baked, remove it from pan and then spread ganache on top of the cake. But before spreading the ganache make sure the cake is cool. If you want, you can even garnish the dessert item with gold or silver leaf.
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