Sunday, September 28, 2008

Happy Birthday


My husband's birthday is this week. So I've made him this birthday cake this week end. He loves chocolate(but of course that's not his first love) and so I am making a Chocolate Almond Cake for him. It turned out almost like a chocolate mud cake. But it's lighter and moist but still rich.

Ingredients
250 grams of chocolate
125 grams unsalted butter
250 grams semi sweet chocolate
1/2 cup orange juice
6 eggs, separated
200 grams almond meal
1 cup castor sugar

Steps

  1. Line 20 cm round tine and preheat oven to 170C.
  2. Put the butter and orange juice in a saucepan and heat over low heat until the butter has melted. 
  3. Take of the heat and add chocolate. Stir until all the chocolate has melted.
  4. Beat the egg whites in a separate bowl and gradually add 1/2 cup of the castor sugar until soft peak. Leave this for later.
  5. Beat the egg yolks with the other 1/2 cup of castor sugar until light and creamy. Beat in the cooled chocolate & butter mixture.
  6. Fold in the almond meal. Fold in the beaten egg white.
  7. Pour in tin and bake for about 45 - 50 minutes.




I decorated it with dark chocolate ganache and white chocolate ganache. The ganache is chocolate melted in hot cream. I do not have the exact measurement of cream to chocolate. 

4 comments:

Argus Lou said...

Lovely! Your husband is so lucky. ^_^
Did you mean melted chocolate and cream?

Evi said...

hello...your cake looks delicious..
mostly I bought my cake decorating supplies from CW Cakes. here is the website. www.cwcakes.com.au :)

FBB said...

mana itu pizza la?

Olivia said...

Wow this cake looks very moist and awesome.

Cheers
Olivia