Sunday, June 03, 2007

C H A O T I C Cake
I met a friend 2 weeks ago and she was telling me to invent a "hate cake" and this is it. Tow layers ofmoist chocolate cake with a heavy caramel fudge inside, covered with a dark chocolat ganache. I dosedit with pure caramel with no pattern at all. The cake just melts in your mouth and the texture isgooey and an intense chocolate and caramel is achieved once you bite into it. Chaos, should I call ita hate cake, just a genre of how you can re-creeate cakes,try making one yourself and I bet you won'tbelieve the satisfaction you will get.
moist chocolate cake
1. 5 cups of all purpose flour (can substitute with wholewheat flour)
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup brown sugar
0. 5 teaspoon salt (optional)
5 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup cold water ---> even better when you substitute into BOILING WATER

Combine until smooth,bake at 350F for 45 minutes in a heavy greased 8 inch round pan.

heavy fudge

1 stick butter
1/2 c. cocoa
1/3 c. milk
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla
1/2 cup of caramel

Melt butter, add cocoa and boil 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth. Use as filling.Fold in caramel and use as filling.

Poured Icing

2 cups chopped dark cholate
2 cups hot cream

Boil cream. Pour over chopped chocolate.Let it steep for 5 minutes and mix it from the middle towardsthe side of the mixture.Let it sit for 5 minutes to thicken the ganache and pour over assemble cake.


2 cups sugar
1/2 cup heavu cream

Cook sugar to caramel stage or until Mahogany color is achieved. Off the fire, pour in hevay cream and mix until smooth,carefully whisking it since it sizzles.

Let it cool for just 2 minutes and use a wooden spoon to drizzle it on top of the iced cake

To my friend Nikki,here it is ...


CookingDiva - Chef Melissa said...

It looks so delicious! Oh---all that caramel :)