Some of you might know this kind of chocolate cake by the name of “Death by Chocolate” and it kind of fits. We like to call it Chocolate bomb 😀 Even though I really, really love cake I can hardly eat a whole piece of this one. Two forks and I’m done. Lars is able to eat more than I do but chocolate doesn’t only make you happy but it kills your hunger as well. ( And we won’t talk about what else chocolate does)
No matter how bad you day was or how stressed out, annoyed or frustrated you are, a tiny piece of chocolate bomb blows away all evil 😀 So it was perfect timing when I came home and there was this cake on our table. Worst thing is to wait after the foto session to eat it, though.
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Death by Chocolate:
- 400g sugar
- 225g flour
- 110g baking cocoa
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 240ml butter milk
- 240ml cold coffee (even though you might not usually like it)
- 110g vegetable oil
- 1 pck vanilla sugar or some vanilla
- 300g chocolate with more than 70% cocoa, thats important
- 150ml cream
- 85g butter
- sweets as you like it or as dies the person who gets the cake
- 300g chocolate with more than 70% cocoa, that's important
- 150 ml cream
- 85 g butter
- sweets as you like it or as does the person who gets the cake 😉
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- Mix all the dry ingredients.
- Mix all the wet ingredients and mix them again with dry ones. It is as simple as that. Put it in the oven in a nice cake mould at 180°C and let the oven do its work. Time varies here a lot. We love when the chocolate is not yet completely done but all sticky and wet. Best way to eat choc things but there are people who prefer it well-done, like steak. Take a wooden stick and decide, how you like the cake. If you like it sticky, there should be something on the stick but not too much and if you like it well-done, there shouldn't be anything on the stick.
- Prepare the Ganache. Melt butter and chocolate in a water bath. Take it off the heat once it is meldet and let it rest for a minute or two and add the cream. Mix with a whisk and "paint" about 3 pieces of the cake, decorate them and do it all over again until the whole cake is decorated.
Enjoy it, Lars and Jana 🙂
by the way, this is a really nice birthday cake 🙂