8/24/2013

The Overly Ambitious Colour Shift Cake

Wanna impress someone? Like, really impress? Then, my friend, I have the perfect cake for you. A blueberry chocolate cake, which looks ridiculously pretty.

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You need:
3 eggs
150g flour
50g ground almonds
175g soft butter
175g sugar (mix brown and white sugar for a fuller taste)
150g cream or créme fraiche
1 Tbl powdered blueberries
1 Tsp baking powder

You start with whipping the butter and the sugar into a fluffy mass, add the eggs one by one and put the cream into the whole thing. You mix the flour, the almonds, the powdered blueberries and the baking powder, and stir it into the rest. Now you divide the dough into 5 even portions and colour them in. I used blue food colouring and added always a little bit more to each portion. In the end, I had five coloured portions in ascending colour intensity. 
You preheat your oven to 175°C and line a cake tin with baking paper. Put the first portion of dough in and let it bake for 10-15 minutes, until it's done. Then you take it out, and continue with the next layer. In the end, you'll have five layers of cake.

200g mascarpone
1 vanilla bean
3 Tbl brown sugar

Mix the ingredients up and put them on top of the first layer of cake. Put the next layer on top and continue this way, until all layers are stacked on top of each other. 

300g cream cheese
200g dark chocolate

Melt the chocolate and add it to the cream cheese, which should have room temperature. Whip the stuff, until it gets really fluffy and then cool it down for a few minutes. Cover the cake generously and then you may decorate until the cows come home. 




It's wise to cool this cake until 15 minutes before it's eaten, so the chocolatey covering doesn't get ruined.

And now you have seriously impressed your mother in law/your grandma/your parents/your old classmates at the school reuninon. It's a piece of cake, really...

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