Friday, April 20, 2012

Chocolate Truffle Cake with Dark Rum and Strawberries!!!

Chocolate and Strawberries and whipped cream sounds and tastes sinful. Well I made a cake with all this combination on Valentines Eve. Perfect occasion and perfect Cake makes everything just right. I surprised my husband by making  a photo cake by adding one of our pictures to the cake. Nowadays photo cakes are in vogue so i tried to make it but in a totally different manner.
Though Valentine's Day was 2 months back i am posting this recipe a little too late as the photograph of the cake was lost due to some error. now gt them back so I am posting it finally.
Chocolate Truffle Cake with Dark Rum and Strawberries

1 chocolate sponge cake
100gms Dark Chocolate
100gms Milk Chocolate
1cup Cream
100gms whipped cream
5-6 Fresh Strawberries
Sugar Syrup
20ml Dark Rum (optional)

  • You can refer to the chocolate sponge recipe in my previous post. 
  • You can make the sponge on the same day or 1 day before.
To make the sugar-syrup
  • Mix together 10ml water + 10ml Dark Rum along with 2tbsp sugar.
  • Stir well so that the sugar dissolves well.
  • Keep it aside.
Marinate strawberries in sugar syrup and rum mixture for 1 hour before decorating the cake with it.

To make the Chocolate Truffle:
  • Chop both the milk and dark chocolates. Keep it in a bowl.
  • Now in a pan, heat the cream until it starts boiling.

  • Do not overcook
  • Switch off the gas, pour the boiled cream in the bowl of chopped chocolates.

  • Fold it with spatula.
  • Truffle is ready for the icing.
To whip the cream:
  • Make sure the cream is really cold.
  • Whip the cream with a beater till it forms stiff peak.

Assembling of the cake:
  • Divide the cake horizontally into 2 parts keeping the lower part thicker than the top one.
  • Keep the lower part of the cake on a cake board or on a tray place over a turn-table.

  • Now sprinkle some liqueur (sugar+ rum) mixture over it. 
  • Now spread the truffle sauce evenly.
  • Now place the other part of the cake over it.
  • Sprinkle some liqueur (sugar+ rum) mixture over it. 
  • Pour in the truffle sauce spreading evenly.
  • Decorate it with strawberries.
  • Take a icicng syringe of ur choice. decorate it with whipped cream.

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