zaterdag 25 januari 2014

Snowwhite - a winter cake


A nice final for a winter menu..it looks like the earth, slightly covered with just a little snow.

Ingredients:
For the cream:
200 ml. whipped cream
80 gr. of dark chocolate chopped into small pieces
1 spoon of water
1 egg, beaten
2 spoons of vanilla sugar

For the cake:
150 gr. flour
150 gr. butter
140 gr. sugar
10 gr. of cocoa powder
4 eggs
1 teaspoon Of baking powder

Prepare the cream first. Beat the cream without sugar and leave it in the fridge until use.
Melt the chocolate with a spoon of water au bain marie (or use the microwave).
Mix the chocolate with the vanillasugar and the egg. Do it quickly to prevent the chocolate from hardening again.
Carefully mix the chocolate mixture through the cream. Poor the mixture in a flat bowl and leave it in the fridge for at least three hours.

In the meantime, prepare the cake.
Heat the oven to 180°C. Mix the sugar and cocoa powder. Beat the eggs with the sugar mixture until foamy. Add the butter. It works very well to melt it first, but it´s not necessary.
Add the flour little by little, add the baking powder and beat for a few minutes until you have a smooth batter.
Grease and flour a cakepan, pour the batter in it and put in in the oven for about 45 minutes.
Let it cool down.

Cut the cake in two in the length. Spread half the chocolate cream over one half, then cover it carefully with the other half of the cake. Wrap it in plastic foil and leave it in the fridge for another hour.

Dust the cake with a little sieved icing sugar. Serve with the rest of the chocolate cream.  


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