Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Chocolate Tiramisu Cake



It was my sister’s birthday on the  weekend and since she was with me this time I decided to make it special for her. I asked her to choose the cake and she wanted a chocolate cake which is soft like a pastry/dessert cake with some fresh cream or something similar. I brain stormed for a while and then came up with this Tiramisu cake which she happily approved. I have made Tiramisu as a  dessert several times with sponge fingers and that’s one of my favourite desserts and I knew if it’s a Tiramisu cake it will be even better and I was right. It was utterly delicious and she absolutely loved it and we all finished the cake even  before I could take a picture of the cut slice to show you all the beautiful thin layers which I was really proud of.To be honest  it was the first time my hands was so sturdy to cut such thin layers to make the 4 layered cake.

 Recipe source  for sponge- BBC good food
Recipe for fillling - My Tiramisu dessert and here

Ingredients  - serves ( 8-10)
For the chocolate sponge ( I use 200 ml cup)
Plain flour- 100 gm( 1 tbs less than I cup)
Sugar – 140gm ( ¾ cup)
Butter – 50 gm /1/4 cup (melted)
Cocoa powder – 25 gm
Eggs – 4 large
Baking powder – ½ tsp
Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
Salt – pinch

For the filling( cooked egg version)
Egg yolks – 3
Caster Sugar – 2 tbsp + 1 tbs
Icing sugar / powdered sugar – 8 tbs or as per your sweetness
Tia maria or any coffee liqueur – 4 tbsp( 2+2)
Coffee-  ½ cup( dissolve ½ tsp instant coffee in ½ cup of boiling water)
Whipping cream – 500 ml
Mascarpone cheese- 250gm
Grated chocolate – 1/3 cup
Vanilla extract – 1tsp

Method
Making the cake
  • Measure flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt in a mixing bowl and keep it aside.
  • Beat eggs with sugar and vanilla extract until its thick and trebled in volume for about 5-8 minutes.
  • Sieve the dry ingredients from mixing bowl to the egg mixture and fold in gently.
  • Add in the cooled melted butter and gently fold in.
  • Divide and pour the batter into two 8 inch cake tins and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degree Celsius for about 10-12 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  • Cut  each layer horizontally into two and you will get 4 layers of cake.

Making the coffee
  • Dissolve ½ tsp of instant coffee powder in ½ cup boiling water, add 2 tbs of coffee liqueur, 1 tbs of sugar, vanilla extract and keep it aside.

Preparing the filling
  • In a heat proof bowl place three egg yolks, add 2 tbs of sugar and 2 tbs of coffee liqueur and place it over a barely simmering pan of water and beat with and electric beater for about 5-8 minutes or until its thick and volume has trebled.
  • Remove from heat and let it come to room temperature and then add mascarpone cheese and beat.
  • Whip double cream with icing sugar until soft peaks are formed.
  • Fold the whipped cream to the cheese egg mixture.

Assembling the cake
  • Place the first layer of cake on a cake board and brush it with prepared coffee, let the cake soak the coffee.
  • Spread the filling on top of it and sprinkle some grated chocolate on top.
  • Repeat the same for the other 3 layers.
  • Decorate the cake as you like. I placed some sponge fingers on the side and did a small piping on the border and centre.
  • Chill the cake until its ready to be served.


12 comments:

Shibi Thomas said...

Tiramisu cake looks delicious and I am sure your sister loved it too!!

Nazia @ Your Sunny Side Up said...

Such a beautiful looking cake! I imagine it tasted just as beautiful :)

Priya Suresh said...

Wat a beautiful birthday cake, wish i get a beautiful cake like this, gorgeous and catchy decoration.

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said...

Ohh that cake looks so gorgeous... love tiramisu.... u have made it so well...drooling here...

Belated wishes to ur sister...I bet she would have loved it

Rekha Vengalil said...

Oh the cake looks delish Vinee. I am sure your sister must have been a happy girl. :-)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and lovely looking Tiramisu cake. Wonderfully prepared.
Deepa

Rafeeda AR said...

as usual, such a beautiful bake from you vinee... she must have been super excited... :)

sushma Mallya said...

your cakes simply make me drool ...mouthwatering :)

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

wowww... love it...Belated birthday wishes to ur sister

Sangeetha Priya said...

perfectly made and beautifully decorated, love it!!!

jehanne said...

that is one gorgeous cake Vinee, your sister must be so happy! Wishing her the best of the year, and kudos to you talented lady :-)

Jayanthi Sindhiya said...

Wow !!! this cake looks fabulous.. beautifully decorated that too 4 layers!! I am sure your sister would have been super excited..