Chocolate Truffle Cake

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Feb. 20, 2017

This recipe will give you the satisfaction of preparing a grand dessert all by yourself, right from start to end... from sponge to decoration! At the heart of this Chocolate Truffle Cake is a richly flavoured chocolate sponge with a hint of coffee flavour. This is sandwiched and coated with a creamy chocolate ganache, and topped with juicy chocolate-coated strawberries. Homemade chocolate decorations add to the charm of this Chocolate Truffle Cake. Depending on the occasion, you can make the decorations in various shapes and sizes. Dont let the procedure overwhelm you. It is not actually that tough, and this video is there to guide you, so proceed confidently!

Ingredients

Cocoa powder 6 Tablespoon
Instant coffee powder 1 Teaspoon
Curd 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Oil 5 Tablespoon
Plain flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Baking powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Baking soda 1/2 Teaspoon
Powdered sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Salt 1 Pinch
Fresh cream 1/12 Cup (1.33 tbs)
Dark chocolate 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Melted dark chocolate 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Sugar syrup 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Sliced strawberries 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Strawberries 3 (chocolate coated)

Directions

MAKING:

For the chocolate sponge:

1. Combine the instant coffee powder and cup of warm water in a small bowl and mix well.

2. Combine the curds, oil and coffee-water mixture in a deep bowl and mix well using a whisk. Keep aside.

3. Sieve the plain flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt in a deep bowl and mix well.

4. Add the curd mixture and 2 tbsp of water and fold gently using a spatula.

5. Pour the batter into a greased 175 mm. (7) diameter tin lined with butter paper and dusted with plain flour.

6. Tap it slightly to even out the mixture.

7. Bake it in a preheated oven at 200C (400F) for 40 minutes. Keep aside to cool completely.

For the ganache:

8. Heat the fresh cream in a broad non-stick pan and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

9. Switch off the flame, add the chocolate, wait for 2 minutes.

10. Mix very well using a flat spoon, till the mixture is smooth.

11. Keep aside to cool completely.

For the chocolate decoration:

12. Line a tray with butter paper and keep aside.

13. Pour the melted chocolate in the piping bag, cut the tip of the bag (as per the thickness required)

14. Pipe out different shapes and design, as per you likings on the butter paper.

15. Refrigerate it for 30 minutes or till it sets.

16. Peel it off the butter paper and refrigerate till use.

ASSEMBLING:

17. Demould the cake on a flat surface and cut into two equal parts horizontally.

18. Sprinkle a little the sugar syrup on the inner side of both the cake halves.

19. Spread little chocolate ganache on the lower half and spread it evenly using a palette knife.

20. Sandwich with the other halve of the cake, with the soaked part facing upwards and press it lightly.

21. Spread the remaining ganache evenly on top and at the sides of the cake with the help of a palette knife, to cover the cake.

22. Decorate the strawberry slices on the sides, place the chocolate coated strawberries over the cake and finally place the prepared chocolate decoration over it.

SERVING:

23. Serve immediately or refrigerate till use.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Ready In: 50 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 920Calories from Fat 375

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 42 g64.6%

Saturated Fat 19 g95%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 229 mg9.54%

Total Carbohydrates 134 g44.7%

Dietary Fiber 12 g48%

Sugars 90 g

Protein 10 g20%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet