Chocolate cake with fruit and chantilly

2014-03-09
  • Servings : 14 slices
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 50m
  • Ready In : 1:20 h
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To celebrate a special day or to brighten someone’s day, prepare a delicious, spectacular and unforgettable cake. We present the perfect cake for that occasion, chocolate cake with fruit and chantilly… It’s divine!

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Ingredients

  • For the cake:
  • 150 grams / (5 1/3 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 100 grams / (3 1/2 ounces) chocolate powder
  • 100 grams / (3 1/2 ounces) softened butter
  • 150 grams / (5 1/3 ounces) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 eggs
  • 200 ml / (3/4 cup and 1 1/2 tablespoons) milk
  • For the filling:
  • 400 ml / (1 2/3 cups) heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar to beat the cream
  • 6 pineapple slices (about 300 grams / (10 1/2 ounces))
  • 150 grams / (5 1/3 ounces) strawberries
  • Grated chocolate for garnish

    Directions

    Step 1


    1. For the cake:
    2. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Grease a round cake pan (22 x 10 centimeters / (8 2/3 x 4 inches)) with margarine and dust with flour.

    Step 2


    1. Separate the yolks from the whites. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form and store in the fridge.Chocolate cake with fruit and chantilly | Food From Portugal

    Step 3


    1. In an electric mixer, beat on medium speed the egg yolks, the butter and the sugar until obtain a quite creamy mixture. Add the chocolate powder, the milk, the vanilla extract and mix for 3 to 4 minutes until it’s nicely incorporated. Reduce the mixer speed to low and beat the flour mixed with the baking powder until a homogeneous and creamy mixture. Finally, fold gently with a spatula the whipped egg whites.

    Step 4


    1. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 45 to 50 minutes (the time depends on the oven).

    Step 5


    1. Remove the cake from oven, unmold onto a plate and let cool completely.

    Step 6


    1. For the filling:
    2. In a bowl, whip the cream together with the powdered sugar and the vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.Chocolate cake with fruit and chantilly | Food From Portugal

    Step 7


    1. Slice the cake in half with a knife, fill with half of the chantilly and garnish with 3 pineapple slices and a few strawberries cut into slices.Chocolate cake with fruit and chantilly | Food From Portugal Cover with the top slice of the cake, spread the top of the cake with the remaining cream and garnish with 3 pineapple slices and the remaining strawberries.

    Step 8


    1. Garnish with grated chocolate and serve the cake cold. Store in the refrigerator.

Chocolate cake with fruit and chantilly | Food From Portugal

Nutrition facts per serving (14 slices):

Calories: 323
 
Total Fat: 21 g(32%)

 
Saturated Fat: 12.5 g(63%)
 
Cholesterol: 128 mg(43%)
 
Sodium: 92 mg(4%)
 
Total Carbohydrate: 30 g(10%)
 
Protein: 5.5 g
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