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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Mascarpone, strawberry and chocolate cake - recipe (including photos)

Ingredients for the dough:
  • 100 grams of grated chocolate
  • 7 eggs
  • 7 spoons with sugar
  • 7 spoons with flour
  • 2-3 spoons with cocoa powder
  • 1 spoon with baking powder
  • salt

Ingredients for the filling:
  • 500 grams of mascarpone cheese
  • 450 grams of fresh cream
  • 200 grams of fresh strawberries 
  • 100 grams of powdered sugar
  • 50 milliliters of milk
  • 4 gelatin foils (5-6 grams of gelatin )
  • 3 spoons with sugar

Ingredients for the syrup:
  • 100 milliliters of water
  • 2 spoons with sugar
  • a bit of rum essence 

Ingredients for the glaze:
  • 100 grams of chocolate
  • 50 grams of fresh cream
  • 40 grams of butter



For the dough: beat the eggs with the sugar for 15 minutes.


 Add the flour, the salt, the cocoa powder and the baking powder and mix for another few minutes.


Add the grated chocolate and mix until well incorporated.


Put the dough in the oven at 180 Celsius degrees for 30 - 35 minutes or until ready . Let it cool!
Cut the dough horizontally in 2 layers.


For the filling: clean and cut the strawberries, add the 3 spoons of sugar and let the sugar absorb some of the strawberry juice.


Mix the mascarpone cheese and the powdered sugar not too much, only to incorporate the sugar. Separately whip the cream and then incorporate it with the mascarpone.

Put the gelatin foil in cold water for 10 minutes. Heat 50 milliliters of milk and add the gelatin. Mix until it dissolves. Add the milk/gelatin composition over the mascarpone/cream composition and mix until well incorporated.


Add the strawberries and mix slowly until well incorporated.


For the syrup: in a pan mix the water with the sugar and let it simmer until the sugar dissolves. Let it cool and add the rum.

Assembling the cake:
On a plate put a detachable circle add one layer, then the syrup and then the filling. Put it in the fridge for two hours.


 Add the other layer and the glaze.


For the glaze: mix the fresh cream with the chocolate and the butter over a slow fire. When everything is melted, remove from the fire. Let it cool for a little bit and, while it's still liquid and warm, pour it over the cake, slowly.



You can decorate with grated chocolate and strawberries.


Enjoy!


The original recipe can be found here

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