Greetings from me, the champion of healthy nutrition with yet another calorie bomb for the amateurs :D. I had no intention of having a post about it, but a few girls asked about the recipe so I thought it’d be easier this way.
I and my brother decided to make a homemade birthday cake for mom and grandma, who they are both born on the 16 of November. Browsing through a number of recipes we finally decided to improvise. And frankly, it turned out amazing.
Ready-made spongecake in any form you wish (4 layers)
400 gr. chocolate spread (I have used the two-colour Nucrema)
200 gr. of walnuts
100/150 gr raisins
Dr. Oetker Paradise Cream Chocolate
1 tea spoon of cinnamon
1 soup spoon of rum
1 soup spoon of ground coffee
For the decoration:
The decorative balls have to be prepared in advance, because they need to stay in the freezer for 30-40 minutes.
250 gr. of biscuits
150 gr. of cream cheese
2 chocolate bars
For the decorative balls:
- Blend the biscuits
- Put in the cream cheese and make dough
- Roll some balls and arrange them in a plate
- Freeze for 30-40 minutes.
- Melt the two chocolate bars (water bath)
- Take the balls out, dip them in the chocolate, then back to the same plate and return into the freezer.
For the layers:
- Follow the instruction on the Dr Oetker pack (add 3-4 spoons of powdered sugar) and then you put the cinnamon, the rum and the coffee.
- Spread a thick layer of chocolate on the first layer.
- Put on the second one and then soak with the kompot/juice (but sparingly because the layers are quite frail).
- Spread a thick layer of the Dr. Oetker cream, sprinkle some walnuts (whole or crushed).
- You soak the third layer as well, then again some Dr. Oetker cream, but this time sprinkle with raisins.
- The top-fourth layer is a dry one, put on the chocolate spread.
- Take out the freezer balls and decorate as you please.
You can come up with all sorts of decoration, this is just and idea, a tabula rasa to build on ;).
Surprisingly (this was our first home-made cake mind you!) it turned out amazing, out of this world, delicious, mellow, lush. So at the end of the day there was almost a fund-raiser for the decorative balls, all willing to donate some balls win another scoop of mom’s gorgeous top secret cream :D. A lot of love goes into a home-made cake, so imperfections get easily disregarded.
Bon Appétit and don’t hate me much on the treadmill,
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