Brigadeiro cake

  • Servings : 14 slices
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 45m
  • Ready In : 1:15 h
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Do you like chocolate? This is the ideal cake for you, the chocolate aroma is always present and its special filling gives a divine touch. It’s ideal for any party, any occasion and never will let you down.

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  • For the cake:
  • 150 grams (5 1/3 ounces) dark chocolate
  • 50 ml (1/4 cup) milk
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 5 eggs
  • 150 grams (about 1 cup) dark brown sugar
  • 50 grams (1/4 cup) margarine
  • 150 grams (1 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • For the filling:
  • 125 grams (1 cup) chocolate powder
  • 250 ml (about 1 cup) milk
  • 397 grams (14 ounces) condensed milk
  • Chocolate sprinkles (to taste)


    Step 1

    1. For the cake:
    2. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Grease a round cake pan (23 x 7 centimeters (9 x 2 3/4 inches)) with margarine and dust with some flour.

    Step 2

    1. Separate the yolks from the whites. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form and reserve in the fridge.

    Step 3

    1. Put the chocolate broken into pieces and the margarine in a bowl and melt in the microwave. Remove from microwave and stir with a fork until a creamy mixture; set aside.

    Step 4

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

    Step 5

    1. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 to 45 minutes (the time depends on the oven).

    Step 6

    1. Turn off the oven, unmold the cake onto a plate and let cool.

    Step 7

    1. For the filling:
    2. In a saucepan place the milk, chocolate powder, condensed milk and whisk nicely. Place the pan over low heat and stir occasionally with a wooden spoon until the cream thickens; about 25 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow to cool about 5 minutes.

    Step 8

    1. Slice the cake in half with a long knife.Brigadeiro cake | Food From Portugal Spread the bottom slice of the cake with a little of the cream.Brigadeiro cake | Food From Portugal Cover with the top slice of the cake and spread with the remaining cream.

    Step 9

    1. Garnish the cake with chocolate sprinkles and serve. Store the cake in the fridge.

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Brigadeiro cake

Nutrition facts per serving (14 slices)

Calories: 330

Total Fat: 13 g(20%)

Saturated Fat: 7 g(34%)

Cholesterol: 74 mg(25%)

Sodium: 119 mg(5%)

Total Carbohydrate: 46.5 g(15%)

Protein: 7.5 g

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Comments (2)

  1. posted by classyflavors on 2016/06/03

    It is amazing. I love it. Chocolate cakes are the best. 🙂 Thank you for share.


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