Monday, 14 October 2013

Cappuccino Cake

If you like coffee and chocolate you will love this beautiful, layered cake that imitates cappuccino. Chocolate cake combines nicely with coffee flavoured cream and a layer of whipped cream. The cake is very moist and rich. Tastes delicious with a cup of hot and strong coffee.

Chocolate Cake:
·         90 g ground almond
·         30g soya flour
·         5 big eggs
·         125 g unsalted butter (softened)
·         150 xylitol (powdered)
·         100 g dark chocolate (I used Mernier dark chocolate)
·         1 tsp. baking powder
·         ½ tsp. bicarbonate soda
Coffee cream:
·         250g mascarpone cheese
·         200g whipping cream
·         4 tsp. instant coffee
·         3 tsp. powdered gelatine
·         4 tbsp. xylitol
Top layer:
·         250 g whipping cream
·         1 tbsp. xylitol (or more if you wish)
Chocolate cake:
·         Preheat oven to 170 C and line spring form tin with baking paper.
·         Melt the chocolate in a bowl over simmering water and set aside to cool down a bit.
·         Using electric hand mixer beat the butter. Add Xylitol and melted chocolate.
·         Separate egg yolks from whites. Add yolks to the chocolate mixture, one at the time mixing continuously.
·         Sift the ground almond, soy flour, baking powder and soda and add to the mixture.
·         Beat the egg whites and mix very gently with the chocolate mixture.
·         Bake for about 25 – 30 minutes. Check with a skewer if the cake is baked (the skewer should come out clean). Let it cool down and cut in half lengthwise.

Coffee cream:
·         Dissolve gelatine in ¼ cup of hot water. Let it cool down slightly.
·         Dissolve coffee in one tablespoon of hot water and mix with mascarpone cheese.
·         Whip the cream and add Splenda together with dissolved gelatine mixing continuously.
·         Add the cream mixture to the mascarpone cream.
Top layer:
·         Whip the cream and add Splenda.

Assembly of the cake:
Spread the coffee cream on a layer of the chocolate cake. Cover with the second layer. Spread the whipped cream on top and sprinkle with cocoa powder or coffee.

Enjoy :)

Calories and Carbohydrates:
Whole Cake
1 slice (1/14 of the cake)
114 g

Source: Adapted from moje wypieki