Saturday, April 4, 2009

Chocolate Temptation

My dwarf #2 loves chocolate. Black chocolate.

I found this recipe in the book my mother gave me, dedicated entirely to chocolate. Dark chocolate cake, dark chocolate glaze, filled with whipped cream.

Chocolate Temptation
Adapted from Chocolatissimo, Rosalba Gioffré

  • 120 gr. dark chocolate, in chunks
  • 125 ml. sour cream
  • 150 gr. light brown sugar
  • 300 gr. flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 120 gr. butter, soft
  • 200 gr. sugar
  • 2 eggs, egg white and egg yolk separated
  • 175 ml water
  • 25o gr. cream for whipping, cold
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanille esence
  • 140 gr. dark chocolate
  • 100 ml. cream
  1. We make the cake.
  2. In a small pan, melt chocolate, sour cream and brown sugar stirring constantly.
  3. In a bowl, sift cocoa powder and flour with salt and baking powder.
  4. Cream butter and sugar until you have a smooth batter. Add egg yolks one at a time until they are well incorporated.
  5. Add flour and water alternating between both.
  6. Beat egg whites until stift and add them to the batter with enfolding movements.
  7. Grease and flour a 22 cm diameter cake tin, pour batter in and bake at 180ºC in a preheated oven for 40 min.
  8. For the filling: whip cold cream, add vanille esence and powdered sugar. Reserve cold.
  9. When the cake is cold, cut it horizontaly in two discs. Put the bottom disc on a serving plate. Fill it with the whipped cream. Put the other disc on top. Put the cake in the fridge.
  10. Let's make the glaze. Melt chocolate and cream.
  11. Pour it over the cake. Let it set. Serve tart at room temperature.