This Saturday there will be a short break from the Cancer Series, and instead there will be a celebration post!
I hit 10,000 views on my blog yesterday!!To properly celebrate these fantastic news I made the most chocolatey and delicious cake (you'll find the recipe lower in this post) and stuffed my face with it!
I want to thank everyone who reads this blog! Thank you for taking the time and reading what I have to say, it means the world to me! In just 6 months this blog has become a place that I am proud of and so happy I have created. I have established friendships through this blog with lovely people all around the world, and I am so happy and grateful for that. The people who interact with me through this blog, and comment and talk to me - you are all golden! And so is the person who reads the blog silently, I'm so happy you've decided to stay a while in my space and heed my words.
A big Thank You to all of you out there!!
Now, on to the recipe...
This cake is a little experiment. The sponge is one of the best recipes I've ever tried for a chocolatey sponge, and it is from The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook. The sponge is the one used for the Brooklyn Blackout Cake, and it is meltingly perfect in the mouth.
I added a trusty ganache between the layers and on top of the cake, and sprinkled some chocolate sugar strands on top. And it really turned out into a lovely rich and decadent cake.
Luxurious Chocolate Cake
Recipe adapted from The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook by Tarek Malouf
- 100 grams butter, room temperature
- 260 grams sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
- 45 grams cocoa powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 170 grams flour
- 160 ml milk
Preheat oven to 170°C.
Mix the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda. Lastly add half the flour, all the milk and then the last half of flour.
Pour the batter into three 20 cm tins and bake for about 25 minutes.
Let cool to room temperature before you continue.
- 200 grams chocolate, chopped
- 2 dl heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon butter
Heat the heavy cream and butter until just before a boil. Remove from heat and pour over the chopped chocolate, mix until combined.
Place one of the layers on your serving plate. Spread 1/4 of the ganache on the layer, then place the next layer of cake and continue with spreading another 1/4 of the ganache on it. Continue until all three layers are in place. On top of the whole cake pour the remaining 1/4 of the chocolate ganache and let it pour down the sides of the cake.
Decorate with chocolate sugar strands if you wish.
Thanks again and Much love!