Chocolate cake

A chocolate fudge cake, irresistible glossy cover made with cocoa powder and a tasty filling of whipped cream and chocolate; a real temptation.

recipe given by our chef at .

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For the cake
300 g dark chocolate
300 g butter
300 g flour
300 g almonds
10 eggs
250 g sugar

For the filling
400 ml cream
120 g sugar
300 g dark chocolate

For shiny glaze
300 g sugar
500 ml water
200 ml liquid cream
120 g cocoa
isinglass (9 sheets)

These ingredients are able to feed:  36persons


Dissolve 300 g of chocolate with 300 g of butter in a double boiler, stir in the egg yolks, the chopped and toasted almonds; finally also incorporate the flour.
Beat the egg whites with sugar and fold into the mixture previous very gently with a spatula or a wooden spoon performing movements from the bottom upwards.
Place the dough in greased and floured cake tins (these quantities are needed for 3 trays from 19-20 cm in diameter) and bake in a preheated oven at 180 °C for about 20-25 minutes (depending on oven). When the cakes are cooked, leave to cool.

Meanwhile, prepare the filling. Mix the whipped cream with the dark chocolate melted. It is preferable to add the cream a little at a time to the chocolate rather than the reverse (chocolate cream), otherwise the chocolate in contact with the cold cream will solidify immediately creating a stracciatella. Instead adding the chocolate cream the temperature variation of this will be more soft thus favoring an optimal mixing of the two compounds.
Cut the cake in half, spread on the basal layer of stuffing and cover with the other half.
For shiny glaze, put in a saucepan water, cream, sugar, and cocoa and bring to a boil, stirring constantly, then turn off the heat add the gelatin left to soak in plenty of water and mix.
Allow the glaze to cool. As the temperature drops, the sauce begins to thicken, when it reaches the right consistency you can proceed to icing cakes.

Decorate the cake with clumps of whipped cream, almonds and chocolate chips. To decorate you can to show off to all your fancy, in the pictures you can see different versions in particular, we have created using the chocolate (white and dark) various forms: leaves, flakes, written in a special section we will show how to make these structures chocolate.

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