June 23, 2013

25*52 Double Chocolate Mud Cake

Chocoholics. Are most of them women?

Maybe. But my husband is definitely one as well.
Whenever I let him decide what I should bake, he says "chocolate cake".
So, let's try another recipe for chocolate cake, shall we?

A friend of mine has made this a while ago and told me how awesome it was. Let's see if we agree.

Double Chocolate Mud Cake
Adapted from Basic Baking

300 g (1 1/3 cups) butter
300 g (0.67 lb) dark chocolate
5 eggs
5 tablespoons sugar
pinch of salt
150 g (1 cup + 2 tablespoons) flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Filling and glaze
400 g (0.9 lb) heavy cream
400 g (0.9 lb) dark couverture chocolate
30 g (1/8 cup) butter

  • Preheat oven to 160°C (320°F). Prepare springform pan but use cocoa powder instead of flour.
  • Melt butter and dark chocolate for the cake dough. Whip eggs, sugar, and salt until foamy. Add flour and baking powder. Then add melted butter and chocolate. Pour into pan and bake for 35-45 minutes. Let cool completely (best over night).
  • For the filling and glazing, melt cream and couverture chocolate. Divide into half and add butter to one half. Stir until melted. Let cool in the fridge over night.
  • Cut cake in half lengthwise. Take top half off and set aside. Whip the chocolate cream half without the butter, then distribute evenly on the cake bottom half. Put top half on top, press slightly. Dress the outside of the cake with the cream-chocolate-butter glaze. Let cool for another 2 hours before serving.
My modifications:
None. I just wasn't really able to whip the cream-chocolate mix. So it wasn't very whipped but still pretty solid from all the chocolate.

The taste:
Expectations were pretty high. Maybe a bit too high?
Even though there is so much chocolate and butter in the cake, it tastes bland and dry, and has a very strange consistency. I really don't know if anything happened or if it's supposed to be like that, but I didn't really like it.
The filling and glaze taste alright but are not awesome either. 
This cakes just leaves me wondering. Wondering about how something so full of chocolate can actually be a big disappointment.

Maybe it turns out better when y'all make it? Who knows. Give it a try and let me know, okay?  
Has there been a recipe that disappointed you in the result? 

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