Fantastic Bake along – Ode to Chocolate

“Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate” – Jo Brand

This month’s bake along hosted by Tracy from a it’s a sweet day was in charge of Tami from Tangle Wood Knots and the challenge was to make any chocolate recipe you like. Well, I’m not exactly a fan of chocolate things in general… But I love chocolate cakes or brownies whenever you need a glass of milk to down it. And the following recipe is like that. This cake was my most sold out cake when I was in Monterrey and I made cakes as a side business. My mom found this recipe in 2007 and told me to do in for my boyfriend, now my husband. It is super easy even though it does have a lot of steps.

Ingredients:

For the cake batter you need:

1 stick of unsalted butter

3 eggs

1 cup of sugar

1 1/4 cup of milk

1 cup of all purpose self rising flour

1/2 cup of cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 teaspoon of baking powder

For the icing you need

200 ml of whipped cream (here is called slagroom, and it’s not whipped but you have to whip it your self)

1 envelope of klop fix which is a stabilizer

3/4 of cream cheese package

1/4 cup of powder sugar

Other ingredients

Besides you will need a chocolate ganache which I did this time using chocolate paste and milk but you can use your favorite recipe.

Also you need strawberries, and sliced almonds.

Preparation

For the bread you can watch out live video, it’s in Spanish though but I made it this time into muffins. First you cream the butter and sugar and then add the eggs 1 by 1.

Then add the dry ingredients and finally the milk. Set them in the muffin tray previously prepared with butter and flour so the muffins don’t stick and put them into the pre heated oven at 180 Celsius degrees.

Bake for approximately 15 to 20 minutes until you know they are done by sticking a knife and it comes out clean.

Once they are done, take them out and let them cool completely.

Put in the freezer a bowl and the paddles that you will use to whip the cream. Now this is very important, they must be super cold if you are doing it, if you have the whipped cream like the heavy cream kind not the one that melts that usually goes in the pies… Anyways… If you do it from. The beginning you need to start mixing and exactly at 45 seconds add the stabilizer… Then mix until you reach 2 mins and 30 seconds and stop. Add the cream cheese and with a hand whisker mix it well and add the powder sugar until you get this consistency.

Then decorate with it the cupcakes or cake and add the ganache, strawberries and almonds like this.

And that’s it… Enjoy!

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