Bruno's Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Cream

Bruno's Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Cream

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Ingredients

  • 9 large
    eggs, separated, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp
    dark rum
  • 1/4 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 8 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 12 oz
    semisweet chocolate
  • 6 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp
    cocoa, unsweetened
  • 1/2 oz
    amaretti (about 10 Italian macaroons, finely ground)
  • CHOCOLATE CREAM

  • 4 oz
    semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 c
    hot water
  • 2 c
    whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp
    dark rum
  • GARNISH INGREDIENTS

  • 3 oz
    semi-sweet chocolate, melted
  • 3 oz
    white chocolate, melted
  • ·
    cocoa powder
  • ·
    unsweetened chocolate leaves

How to Make Bruno's Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Cream

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Butter and flour 3 9-inch round cake pans.
  3. Beat yolks until they are pale yellow and form a ribbon when beaters are lifted, about 5 minutes.
  4. Beat in rum and vanilla.
  5. Beat whites with cream of tartar to soft peaks.
  6. Add sugar 1 tablespoon at a time and continue beating until stiff and shiny.
  7. Stir 12 ounces of semisweet chocolate and butter into yolks until well combined.
  8. Gently fold in 1/4 of egg whites to lighten the batter, then gently fold in the remaining whites.
  9. Sift together cornstarch and cocoa; combine with ground amaretti.
  10. Gently fold into the batter.
  11. Divide batter among prepared pans.
  12. Bake until centers of cakes rise and tops begin to crack, 18 to 20 minutes.
  13. Cool 10 minutes in pans, then cool completely on wire rack (cakes will fall slightly.)
  14. For Chocolate Cream: Whisk together 4 ounces of semisweet chocolate and hot water; cool to room temperature.
  15. Whip cream until nearly stiff.
  16. Gently fold chocolate mixture and rum into whipped cream.
  17. To Assemble: set aside 1/4 of the chocolate cream for decorating the top of the cake.
  18. Spread remainder evenly between the 3 layers, stacking them neatly, then spread over the reserved cream over the top and sides.
  19. Measure height of the cake.
  20. On a sheet of parchment or waxed paper, spread 3 ounces melted semisweet chocolate into rectangle 1/16 inch thick and as wide as the cake is high.
  21. Repeat with melted white chocolate on another sheet of parchment.
  22. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm but not brittle, about 15 minutes.
  23. Cut chocolate crosswise into 3/4-inch-wide strips.
  24. Refrigerate to refirm chocolate, about 15 minutes.
  25. Carefully arrange strips alternately around edges of cake, gently pressing into icing.
  26. Spoon reserved chocolate cream into pastry bag fitted with a number 3 round tip.
  27. Pipe mixture into straight lines atop the cake.
  28. Dust lightly with cocoa; refrigerate.
  29. Garnish with chocolate leaves. (For chocolate leaves, brush melted chocolate on undersides of holly or lemon leaves; refrigerate until firm, carefully peel off leaves.)
  30. Bring to room temperature before serving.

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About Bruno's Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Cream

Course/Dish: Cakes Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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