Just imagine one ginormous, cake-size chocolate candy! This is precisely what this cake is - chocolate layers, chocolate filling, home-made chocolate truffles for decorations. The biggest challenge is to find good quality chocolate. I used to use President's Choice chocolate chips before, but does not seem like they contain any cocoa powder or cocoa butter anymore. Last time I tried it - it tasted like caramel and looked like caramel while being melted. Had to toss the entire thing away and go find real chocolate....
Lets get started!
Step 1: 6 egg whites 1 tsp white vinegar 1/3 cup sugar Beat with the mixer till steady peaks
6 egg yolks 1/3 cup sugar Beat till the mixture starts turning whitish and all sugar dissolves
2 tbsp cocoa powder 4 tbsp boiling water Mix well
Add together mixtures from steps 1,2 and 3 and fold carefully. Add 2 tbsp corn starch and 5 tbsp all purpose flour. Fold in the flour
Draw 8 circles of about 20 sm in diameter on the baking paper and line cookie sheets with the paper. I usually get 2 circles per sheet
Spoon ready butter directly onto the paper and spread to fill in the circles. Bake at 190C for about 5-8 minutes. Remove baked layers from the paper while still hot and set aside
Step 7. Filling
2 cups whipping cream 150 gr chocolate Heat in the microwave till chocolate melts - about 3 minutes. Or use your "Melt Chocolate" function. In abut 1 minute of heating, take the bowl out and stir well. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours and whip till steady peaks
Step 8. Chocolate Truffles
150 gr chocolate 1/3 whipping cream Heat in the microwave till chocolate melts, stir well and refrigerate for 2-3 hours. Form truffles using a teaspoon, place in a freezer for 10-15 minutes, dip in melted chocolate.
Step 9: Assemble the cake
Spread filling on each layer, repeating for all layers. Cover the top and sides of the cake. Decorate with truffles or chocolate dipped fruit as an option. Enjoy!
Compliments of Marina Gavrylyuk Real Estate Agent with Sutton Group Summit Realty