Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Project: Chocolate layer cake with spongefingers and fruit

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As promised: a cake recipe for you.
And I think this one has to be the prettiest one I have made so far! So yeah, I was a pretty sad to cut it, this chocolate layer cake with fruit and spongefingers because it looked so pretty.

Valentines Day is coming to town and maybe you want to surprise your Valentine with a homemade cake like this one! Homemade ones are the best because they are made with love, ya know.

Anyway, I’ve made this cake of course for recipe share and for my family. My family usually takes 1 slice as they are not so great cake lover but this time they have eaten all of the cake!
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Zoals belooft: een taart. Een taart receptje welteverstaan en deze keer heb ik mezelf overtroffen als zeg ik het zelf want hij zag er best goed uit, de: chocolade taart met fruit en lange fingers! Ik vond het daarom ook een beetje zielig om hem te snijden.

Maargoed, misschien een leuk ideetje om je Valentijn te verrassen met een huisgemaakt taart binnenkort?

Ik heb deze taart natuurlijk gemaakt voor het delen van de receptuur met jullie en als traktatie voor mijn familie. Meestal neemt mijn familie maar een stukje taart (ze zijn niet zo,n taartliefhebber) maar dit keer hebben ze het helemaal opgegeten!

Da Recipe  
 cake: 85 gr. butter (room temp.), 3 tbsp. (cane) sugar, 1 large egg, 1 tbsp. honey, 85 gr. selfraising flour, 2 tbsp. cacao, pinch of salt, 1 tbsp. water
 icing: 250 ml. cream, 2 tbsp. sugar
 decorations: any desired fruit, spongefingers

Looks like chocolate icecream, lol. 

The cake was a bit dry :c so I suggest you to add a tablespoon of water/milk to the batter before baking it. 

I was a bit sad to cut the cake because it looked so pretty in ribbon ;c 

Da Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 180° C and line a ø 10-13 cake tin. 
  2. Beat the butter with the sugar until its creamy and fluffy. This is important because the next step is adding egg and you don't want the egg split. So add the egg and the tbsp. honey and mix! 
  3. Sift the flour + cacao and add it to your butter egg mixture and fold it. 
  4. Add a tablespoon water or milk and combine well. 
  5. Spoon the batter in the cake tin and bake the cake for 35 min.
  6. Repeat the steps 1-5 for the 2nd cake!

  7. Beat the cream with the 2 tbsp. sugar in a clean bowl until stiff. Set aside in the fridge

  8. Cool down the cake for 5 min. in the mold and then on cooling rack. 
  9. Trim the cake with a knife to desired length like I did in the picture. 
  10. Get the cream from the fridge and get starting decorating your cake with fruit and spongecake! And its ready to serve.
Good luck!

30 comments :

  1. Thank's for sharing this recipe!
    Your presentation of the cake was spot on!!
    Looks like something you'd see in the bakery :)

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  2. This looks amazing! Now I really want some cake! :)

    xxDenysia Yu
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  3. This looks so good! i love that you've added the fruit on there!

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  4. Oh my, this cake looks simply incredible. I have half a mind to get up and see if I have the ingredients to whip that up right now *-*

    Hayfa
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  5. Uuh, your baked goods always look so delicious!! And you make it look so easy too. Love this!

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  6. How pretty! Looks so good. I don't think I've ever baked a cake before (aside from cupcakes - but they don't really count haha), this makes me want to n___n

    xx becky / star-violet.com

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  7. Wow that looks so good! You always have such fantastic presentation! Love the ribbon. Thanks for sharing your recipe! :]

    xo Deborah
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  8. So pretty! Really, I bet I'll feel terrible if I had to slice this cake!

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  9. This looks delicious and the presentation is stunning, I love it! Will definitely make this for someone special. <3

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  10. Dit moet ik echt een keer maken, ziet er ZO lekker uit <3

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  11. This cake looks so cute ! Love the cut piece !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  12. Chocolate layer cake??? Count me in!!

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  13. This cake is absolutely beautiful! I'm definitely saving this recipe, I love spongefingers :)

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  14. whoaaaa zo nice mei <333 make one for meeee hahaha <3

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  15. When you ever open up your bakery which will be like the most famous and popular one ever, I want to be your personal taste tester, and I don't even have to be paid. Looks so cute and delicious! :)

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  16. It looks great and im sure it tastes so good!

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  17. hahah love that first photo! and this cake is GORGEOUS. my brother's birthday is coming up and i'm so making this for him- i love lady fingers. thanks for posting it :D

    xo marlen
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  18. Such a beautiful lovely cake! Perfect for valentine's day :) xo akiko
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  19. wow!! you are a pro!! looks good!

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  20. It looks so yummy...:-)..Nice post sweetie.:-)..you have a lovely blog...following you on facebook now...it would be great if you follow me back...its good to stay connected...:-)
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  21. looks lovely! i love the ribbon with a bow. that's just the perfect touch!

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  22. omg soooo cute!! Love the idea. Unfortunately I'm working on valentines day lol. I guess I'm like you in that I pick career over love all the time

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  23. That looks so delicious, I'm going to give this a go in the next couple of weeks.

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  24. Thanks for the recipe! This type of layer cakes with frosting are my favorites, specially the berries are giving it a colorful (and fruity) touch.

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  25. it looks so good and i love your gif!!! :D
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