Vanilla cake with Choclate and Fresh Cream.

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Ingredients:

100 gm butter

130 gm sugar

150 gm flour(maida)

2 eggs

1tsp baking powder

1tsp Vanilla essence.

2 cups Whipped cream(recipe in glossary)

4 tbsp sugar syrup.

1 Cup Chocolate ganache(recipe in glossary)

For Decoration-Chooclate shavings.

Method.

Grease baking tin with melted butter and flour.dust off extra flour.

Sieve together flour and baking powder thrice.

Cream butter and sugar with electric blender till it becomes light and fluffy.

Add egg one at a time,continue beating.

Add essence .

Start Preheating oven.

Fold in flour.Batter should be of dropping consistency.(when droped from spoon,should fall down smoothly)

Add little milk if required.

Pour into lined/greased baking tin.

Bake at 180degreeC FOR 40 minutes.

Insert a small knife in center to check if baked properly(knife should come out clean)

Invert on cooling mesh,demould and let it cool.

Slice the  cake horizontally into two equal parts.

Place one half of the cake on a plate on the turn table and sprinkle half the soaking syrup in order to make the cake moist.

Spread half of the whipped cream over the cake layer and sandwich with the other half of the cake.

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Moisten this cake layer with the remaining sugar syrup.

Spread the remaining of the whipped cream on top and sides.

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Refrigerate the cake for 20 minutes to set.

Pour ganache on top of the cake and cover the cake completely(top and sides) with it.Using pallete knife for spreading.

Now again Refrigerate the cake for 20 minutes to set.

Fill the plastic disposable piping bag fitted with a big star nozzle with the whipped cream. Hold the piping bag in your hand and move your wrist anti-clockwise while applying gentle pressur

  • Finish the circle and gently lift it in a single motion to form a peak.

Make a border of such swirls on the top chocolate  portion of the cake as well as bottom.

Refrigerate the dark chocolate slab for about an hour. Remove and scrape lengthwise using the pairing knife to get chocolate shavings.

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Sprinkle these shavings on top of the cake.

Refrigerate for another 10 mins.

Cut into equal pieces and serve.

Happy Cooking !!!

Sameera

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