This is my goto basic truffle cake. But for a family member, it had to be something different. A white chocolate ganache was the original idea, for icing the cake, but when a dash of condensed milk was added to the cooling ganache,the taste and consistency made me change my idea! Milky, creamy and fudgy, it was the perfect filling to sandwich my cake. The combination of dark chocolate icing and a creamy white chocolate fudge is absolute divine!
Melt the chocolate and butter over a double boiler and whisk till combined. Add sugar and essence and remove from heat and whisk. Beat in the eggs,one at a time.
Add the sifted flour and fold to get a smooth batter. Pour in a greased and dusted mold and bake in a preheated oven 180 deg C for 20-30 mins, or till skewer inserted at the center come out clean.
Cool the cake and level the top,in case the cake has not risen uniformly. Save the top cuttings for decorations and toppings. Cut the cake horizontally in 3 thin uniform slices,using a damp towel if needed.
For the chocolate Ganache icing: Heat the cream in a pan ,until its hot but not boiling. Pour over chopped chocolate and butter and whisk ,until the mixture is smooth. Cool, save half for icing the cake, and keep the rest in fridge to cool for piping
For White Chocolate Fudge: Heat the cream till just before boiling, and add the chopped chocolate. Whisk till smooth. Now add the butter and condensed milk and whisk while still on heat. Cook for about 1 min, till thick. Cool at room temperature.
Assembling the Cake: Place the bottom layer of the cake on a turntable or any clean surface and drizzle the sugar syrup. Drop some white chocolate fudge and spread over the cake using a spatula. Place the next layer of cake and drizzle it with sugar
Spread the Chocolate Ganache icing over the cake and uniformly cover the cake using icing spatula. Fill the piping bag with the refrigerated chocolate ganache icing and fix with a shell or a star nozzle and pipe the edges with shells or ropes.
Hi! I am Sonali, mom to a fast growing teenager and a homemaker.I love to cook, read and travel ( and in that order). I believe that travel keeps the cook ever so innovative. Each time I travel, I scourge the market places and eateries for some new ingredient or recipies. I believe that every type of cuisine has its own story to relate……One that’s fascinating.Being born and brought up in Mumbai which is often called “a melting pot of culinary delights” helped me explore and experiment with a wide range of cuisines.So come share with me the tang of lime, the bite of chilli, the fresh herbs, the crunch of raw veggies and experience the wide spectrum of textures and sharp flavours of different cusines.
I’m Harshada Sandhan and welcome to NamakShamak.com..my little world of culinary adventure ,where I pour my successful kitchen experiments,rustic learnings and travelogues into systematic ,easy to follow recipes and fun to read blogs.
I hope you find my recipes helpful and my blogs as interesting as much as I ve enjoyed Cooking ,Clicking and Writing them.
Working professional turned Food Blogger, Harshada Sandhan discovered her passion towards cooking after the birth of her son. The numerous recipes, tried and tested in her kitchen soon found their way on her food blog NamakShamak.com, run by Harshada and her sister Sonali. Mumbai born Harshada is Married into a Maratha Family, and is known for her unique Khandeshi Recipes and Rustic Mumbai Vadvaali Cuisine. She was also featured in online magazines like Salt(Ezine by Food Bloggers Association of India), in editions of Pune and Mumbai Mirror (Times of India). Namakshamak.com and has also won an award for Regional Blog (Awards by the Food Blogger Association of India) in 2016.
Harshada is a self-confessed bakeaholic and enjoys baking treats for her kids and fmaily. She also retails her Baking ,Gourmet Chocolates and Confectionery under “Angel Delicacies”, a venture she started with her friend Sangeeta and Sister Sonali. Angel Delicacies currently operates in Thane and Mumbai and works with individuals and corporates on customised gifting solutions.
Harshada also likes developing fusion recipes with nutritious Indian ingredients in her kitchen.
She’s a kitchen gadget freak, and loves working with modern kitchen tools and gadgets. She’s always on a look out for online websites offering gourmet food ingredients and learning newer kitchen trends. An avid reader, Harshada also loves writing about food and culinary travel. Harshada is currently based in Thane ,Mumbai with her husband and two Sons.
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