Friday, July 10, 2009

Death by Chocolate

Death By Chocolate

300gm Dark Chocolate
1 ½ cups of castor sugar
2 tablesp strong black coffee
1 eggs separated

Melt chocolate and coffee in a bowl over a boiling pot of water. Do not allow any water to be touching the bowl and use a metal spoon.

Take off heat allow to cool slightly and beat in egg yolks

Whisk egg whites until stiff and gradually add the sugar, continue whisking until it has a satiny finish

Fold into chocolate mixture

Pour mixture into 2 12inch/30cm pans lined with greaseproof paper

Bake at 180c/350f for 45 minutes

Allow to cool and the turn out. Cut each cake in half length ways and set aside


1 ½ kg dark chocolate
900ml cream
1 heaped tablespoon coffee powder

Melt all the ingredients together

Assemble by alternating layers of cake and ganache

Top with whipped cream, sweetened with sugar and vanilla

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