Ingredients for Making Truffle Cake
- Flour 150 g
- Cocoa Powder 25 g
- Sugar 100 g
- 4 eggs
- Butter 200 g
- Powdered sugar 150 g
- Yogurt (natural) 150 ml
- Chocolate (bitter) 200 g
- Baking powder 1 teaspoon
- Salt to taste
- Dark Chocolate 200 g
- Sour cream 300 ml
- Icing sugar -100 g to taste
- Butter 50 g
- Main Ingredients Eggs, Yogurt, Cocoa and Chocolate, Sugar
- Portion 6 - 8
Mixer, Cooker, Pots, Kitchen spatula, Measuring cup, Teaspoon, Tablespoon, Plates, Bowl, Baking paper, Bakeware
Cooking the Truffle Cake:
Step 1: Prepare the chocolate.
The first thing we start with is chocolate. Chocolate bar cakes need to be melted. You can do this in 2 ways: using a microwave and a steam bath. In any case, break the chocolate bars into slices and place in a bowl.
For the first method, you need to set the smallest power and melt the chocolate for no longer than 30 seconds. They put it in the microwave, waited half a minute, took it out, gently mixed it and put it back on for 30 seconds. And so on until the chocolate mass begins to boil.
The second method is more traditional and better, but longer in time. So, turn on a low fire on the stove, put the pot on the burner and pour water. Then we place a bowl with chocolate slices on the pan (the bowl should not fall into the pan) and make sure that it does not touch the water. If this happens, a little liquid needs to be drained. When the water in the pan begins to boil, the chocolate from the steam begins to melt slowly and needs to be carefully mixed slowly, until it is completely melted.
Step 2: Cook the dough.
Then go to the flour. That it was without flour lumps and saturated with oxygen, it must be sieved. To do this, we need a sieve, of course, you can make a cake without sifting flour and it will still turn out delicious, but the dough will no longer be so porous and airy. So, after we have sifted the flour into a bowl (mixer bowl), add baking powder, salt, butter, sugar, cocoa, yogurt, icing sugar and eggs to it. Chicken eggs, before breaking into the dough, it is better to rinse under hot running water.
Step 3: Combine the dough with chocolate.
Now with a mixer, thoroughly beat everything until a homogeneous mass without lumps is formed. After carefully introduce the melted chocolate and mix again until smooth.
Step 4: Bake the cakes.From the dough you need to bake three identical cakes. If you have so many identical shapes, then cover them with baking paper and distribute the dough, or if there is only one form, then visually separate 1/3 of the total mass of the dough and pour it onto the baking paper in the selected container. In our case, baking dishes were used. diameter 20 cm.
Now in preheated up 160 degrees Set the celsius oven to form and bake the dough until cooked. In 35 minutes, check the cake, pierce it with a toothpick and look: if there are traces of raw dough on it, then bake another 5 - 7 minutes; if the toothpick is clean, then you can get cakes from the oven.
In the event that the mold was one - we wait about 7-10 minutes for the finished cake to cool slightly, remove it from the baking paper, cover it with a clean one, pour the second portion of the dough and put it back into the oven.
Step 5: Prepare the cream.
We take out the finished cakes from the baking dish and put it on a cutting board or wire rack from the oven. In the meantime, the cakes are cooling, prepare the cream.
Again, melt the chocolate bars in any way, add the butter to them and mix until it is completely melted. Then we sift the icing sugar into a clean bowl, put sour cream to it and mix them thoroughly. Then pour hot chocolate to sour cream, mix until a uniform color and consistency.
Step 6: Form a Cake.Now put the first cake on a large beautiful plate, grease it with cream, then put the second one, again grease it with cream and close it with the third cake.
Next, we coat our cake on all sides with the remaining cream and put it in the refrigerator to soak and cool.
Step 7: Serve the cake.
Before serving, you can decorate the cake with whipped cream, grated chocolate, cocoa or coconut, but this already depends on your taste and imagination. We cut the finished dessert, arrange it on plates and serve with hot aromatic tea, coffee or a milkshake.
Enjoy your meal!
- For cakes and cream you need bitter chocolate, the content of cocoa beans in it is acceptable in the range from 30 - 90%, but for us the best option would be 70%. Therefore, when buying chocolate bars, we carefully read the label.
- You can decorate the cake with truffle sweets, more about their preparation here.
- When buying cocoa powder, pay attention to the method of its preparation, it must be boiled, and not poured with boiling water, since such cocoa is not suitable for baking.
- In the dough, you can add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract for a greater flavor.