Sunday, March 31, 2013

Chocolate Ganache Cake

I wanted to make an Easter post wondering what to post too..But when i tasted this cake i had baked yesterday I knew i had to share it here today :) 

Wishing everyone a Joyful Hopeful Easter Season :)

I haven't baking for a while now and I realised how much i wanted to bake these last days.I was missing it so much that i started dreaming about baking (happens quite often ...dreaming about food!)

I got a new toy in my kitchen too a mixer bowl + mixer.I totally love it.My mom got it for me.Its so handy and i could save a lot of mess that usually happens while cake mixing.

I wanted to bake something really nice for Easter and it had to be chocolate because we are all chocolate lovers here at home and whether good or bad i know it will vanish!Let me tell you i wasn't too happy with the way the cake came out looking from the oven and i wasn't sure what to expect from the original recipe too even though they have a picture attached here.

Defrosted and out on a plate

Sinful chocolate ganache :)
When i opened the refrigerator to unmould the cake the was like a lava cake and i was so disappointed I wouldn't be able to take a picture.I just stashed it in the refrigerator and when we took it out straight from the freezer it was magic!  

Source :  Here

For the cake You need :

Dark /milk chocolate 500gm
Butter 125gm 
Caster Sugar 1/4 cup
Eggs 4
Plain flour 2 tablespoon

Maltesers to serve

For the chocolate ganache 
Equal portions of Thin Cream and chocolate 

  • Preheat oven to 200C, grease and flour a baking dish/tin and leave aside.Use spring form pan if you have.
  • Using a double boiler,met chocolate - place butter,chocolate and one tablespoon of caster sugar. Stir until all has mixed well.
  • Beat the eggs and remaining sugar with a beater until pale and thick for about 10 mins on med-high speed.Fold in the flour gently, then the chocolate butter mix gently,do not beat while adding the chocolate mix.Mix until uniformly done.
  • Pour into the prepared dish or tin and bake fpr 15 minutes.Or until the sides are done and middle is still little wobbly.Remove from oven.
  • Run a knife along the edges of the cake and let it cool.Once cooled place in the freezer for 4 hours.
  • De - mould the cake to do this leave it out of the freezer for an hour and once its out of the dish freeze again.
  • Just before serving - prepare the ganache but bringing cream to boiling point and pour it over the chopped chocolate and stir well until creamy.

  • To serve, take the cake straight out of the freezer and drizzle ganache and serve with Malteser balls.

Enjoy this decadent chocolate ganache cake!

My thoughts:
  1. If the centre is not set just stash the cake in the freezer it will set.
  2. Don't leave it out for too long it will become loose immediately in the heat(in Chennai atleast)
  3. I used Milk chocolate chips you can use baking chocolate or dark chocolate.Mine was a bit too sweet with the milk chocolate and the sugar i could think of reducing some sugar.
  4. The original recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of flour for 4 eggs i halved the recipe and used 1 tablespoon and some more of flour the cake was fudgy in texture.
  5. It took me around 20 minutes to bake the cake which was set on the sides and wobbly in the centre.But the top was nice and set.
  6. You can just bake it until fully baked ie.until the skewer comes clean i think it will taste well too.

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