Thursday, December 03, 2015

Christmas Tree chocolate cake 2015 (2) by Angela Seah Thulin

Merry Christmas!!!

Just a simple banana chocolate cake with x'mas decorations.. hope you like it!

Preheat oven to 170degree celsius

Part A
1 large egg
2 super riped banana, mashed
120ml milk
60ml heavy cream (34-36% fat)
60g melted butter
1 tbsp vanilla essence

Part B
180g brown sugar
130g cake flour, sifted
35g cocoa powder, sifted
3/4 teaspoon of baking powder
3/4 teaspoon of baking soda

50g chocolate chips

Part C (ganache)
110g dark chocolate
150ml heavy cream (34-36% fat)
7g unsalted butter

Part D
150ml heavy cream (34-36% fat)
some sugar
*Using electric hand mixer, beat till stiff peak forms and chill or ready for piping.

Steps -
1. Melt the butter in the microwave and set aside to let it cool.
2. In a bowl, mix all the Part B together. Set aside.
3. In a big mixing bowl, combine Part A, mix them well then add Part B in. I use a balloon whisker and mix till 
well combined.
4. Pour the batter onto a longer shape baking pan. I used disposable aluminum tray.

5. Bake at 170 degree celsius for 25-28mins. For my oven, i baked at 160 degree celsius at 26mins. 
6. Let the cake cool before removing from the pan.
7.To make ganache - using double boil method to melt the chocolate first, then stir in butter and pour heavy cream in. Stir till well mixed. Ganache will thicken.
8. Pour/spread on the cake top. 

Deco and done!

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