Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Chocolate Hazelnut Cream Cake



This morning, I baked this Chocolate Hazelnut Cream Birthday Cake for my Hubby.

Recipe

Ingredients
Sponge cake:
(A)
2tsp chocolate paste
30g cocoa powder
60g hot water

(B)
110g cake flour
1/4tsp baking soda
1/4tsp baking powder

(C)
4 egg yolk
75g sugar
1/4tsp salt
30g milk
45g veg. oil

(D)
4 egg white
80g caster sugar
1/4tsp cream of tartar

Butter cream:
90g hazelnut chocolate (available at Phoon Huat and Sun Lik)
100g unsalted butter

Decoration:
250g whipping cream (whipped)
fresh cherry
1 bar of dark chocolate (use a vegetable peeler to shave it into stripes)

Steps:
Sponge cake:
1. Preheat oven at 175C.
2. Mix (A) together til smooth and set aside.
3. Sift (B) together and set aside.
4. Use a hand whisk and mix (C) together.
5. Add (A) and (B) into (C) and mix until smooth batter, set aside.
6. Use a cake mixer and whisk the egg whites and cream of tartar till frothy.
7. Gradually add in the sugar and whisk till stiff peaks form.
8. Fold in the meringue lightly in 3 portions into the egg yolk mixture until well combined.
9. Pour batter into a lined 9" round tin.
10.Put in the preheated oven and bake for 30-35mins.
11.Remove cake from tin and set aside to cool.

Hazelnut butter cream:
1. Beat hazelnut chocolate and butter together until well blended.
2. Ready to use.

Assemble cake:
1. Slice the cake horizontally into three pieces.
2. Spread the hazelnut butter cream evenly on the cakes and sandwich them together.
3. Chill it in the fridge for 15-20mins.
4. Remove cake from fridge and spread the whole cake with whipped cream.
5. Use a palette knife and smooth out the whipping cream around the cake.
6. Chill it in the fridge for 10-15mins.
7. Pipe rosette on the cake and decorate it with cherry.
8. Sprinkle the center of the cake with some shaved chocolate.
9. Coat the side of the cake with the shaved chocolate.
10.Lastly sift some snow powder/ cocoa powder on the cake.
11.Chill in the fridge and it ready to serve.

17 comments:

Kitchen Corner said...

WOW! Very beautiful cream cake! You have a good skill of dressing the cake! It's evenly smooth! Can share the recipe?

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Care to share this recipe pls. Would love to try my hands on this cake. You are such a great baker.

jess @ j3ss kitch3n said...

looks very beautiful =D how i wish i could decorate like you

DG said...

Lovely cake from lovely wife. So so romantic :)

Dap-newbie in baking said...

yummy yummy, I am sure it is delicious and have a great celebration.

Anncoo said...

Mmm...very beautiful cake! I'm sure your husband will be very delighted.

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Hi Happy Flour, the cake is so beautiful, your husband is so 辛福:). no recipe?
BTW, I have given u some awards, pls feel free to pick up from my blog:)

wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more..... said...

Happy Birthday, Mr Happy Flour :)

Happy Flour said...

Hi Jess@j3ss kitch3n, DG, Dap-newbie in baking, Anncoo, Jess@Bakericious, Wendyywy,

Thanks everybody for your compliment and wishing. :)

Happy Flour said...

Hi Kitchen Corner and Anonymous,

Thanks for your compliment. :)
Give me sometime, I will post the recipe. It actually nothing special about this recipe, it just chocolate sponge cake sandwich with hazelnut butter cream.

Made2Order said...

i love cakes, and ur pandan chiffon cake looks prefect.

im a new follower

Happy Flour said...

Hi Made2Order,

Thanks for your compliment. :)
It really my honor to have a professional chef visit my blog. I have a lot to learn from you. After all I'm only a home baker. Nice to meet you.

Anonymous said...

hi sis,,my most admire home baker whom bakes better than those sold in the cakes shop,,any chance to made an order,for my mum birthday?,,

Happy Flour said...

Hi Anonymous,

Thanks for your compliment. :)
Sorry, for the time being I don't take any order. My time has been preoccupied by my family and other chores.

Angie's Recipes said...

The buttercream cake looks very beautiful!

Happy Flour said...

Hi Angie's Recipes,

Thanks for your compliment. :)

Anonymous said...

Happy flour, i would like to ask the chocolate paste is it melted chocolate?