Monday, July 13, 2015

Chocolate Cake Experiment Continues

Here is an intensely dark and rich chocolate cake with a rum flavored chocolate frosting. This is for the die-hard chocolate fans. Serve with a dollop of creme fraiche for a delicious dessert. 

Chocolate Sour Cherry Cake

Ingredients
Plain Chocolate         175 gms
Butter                         115 gms
Eggs                           3
Brown sugar               115 gms
Flour                           115 gms
Baking powder           1/2 tsp
Almond powder           55 gms
Cherries chopped         85 gms
Chocolate curls for decorations

Frosting
Chocolate             175 gms
Fresh cream          5 tbsp
Butter                    55 gms
Rum                      1 tbsp
Sweet and sour Temptation -Chocolate Sour Cherry Cake

Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degree and grease  an 8 inch round cake tin and line with butter paper.
  2. Place the chocolate and butter in a large heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water and heat until melted. 
  3. Remove from the heat and stir until smooth. Cool for 10 mins, stirring occasionally.
  4. Place the egg yolks and sugar in a large bowl and using an electric blender beat until pale and creamy.
  5. Add the melted chocolate and beat until thoroughly combined.
  6. Add the sifted flour, then stir in the almond powder and cherries.
  7. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whited until soft peaks form then gently fold into the chocolate mixture. 
  8. Spoon into the prepared tin and gently smooth the surface.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 mts or until just firm to touch and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. 
  10. Cool the tin for 10 mts then turn out onto a wire reack to cool completely.
Frosting
  1. For the frosting, place the chocolate, cream and butter in a heatproof bowl and set over a saucepan of simmering water. 
  2. Heat until melted, then remove from the heat and beat in the rum.
  3. Cool for 20 mts then chill in the refrigerator, stirring occasionally for about 30 minutes or until thick enough to spread.
Decoration
  1. Spread the frosting over the top of the cake, If using, decorate with chocolate curls, dust lightly with cocoa powder and top with the cherries

Time to slice and savor