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Smoked Chilli Chocolate Cake

PostPosted: 02 Feb 2012, 21:27
by Minesamojito

Smoked Chilli Chocolate Cake
200g unsalted butter cut into small cubes
200g 70%+ quality dark chocolate broken into squares
50g plain flour
50g ground almonds
5 eggs separeted into yolks and whites
75g light soft brown sugar
100g golden caster sugar
1 dried ancho chilli (I smoked mine) available from South Devon Chilli Farm blitzed in a spice grinder until fine.
Smoked Chocolate Icing
100g 70%+dark chocolate
50g smoked unsalted butter
Preheat your oven to 180 degC. Set up a bain marie of a heatproof bowl over simmering water, and add the butter and chocolate, ensure the water does not touch the bowl. Gently stir until the chocolate and butter are melted and combined, and remove from heat.
Sift the flour intro a bowl , add the almonds.
In a separate bowl add the brown sugar to the yolks and whisk until creamy. Fold in the chocolate mix until fully combined and then the chilli.
In another bowl whisk the egg whites and caster sugar to a soft peak, and then gently fold in the flour and almonds, followed by the whites until combined withouth knocking the air out of the mix.
Pour into a 20cm springform cake tin that has been greased and lined with baking parchment and bake for 40 minutes until still slightly sticky in the middle. Leave to cool in the tin before lifting onto a wire rack.
Using the bain marie again for the chocolate icing, melt the chocolate and butter (use regular unsalted if you can’t get any smoked, or cold smoke your own, I used beech home smoked butter), stir and leave to cool until it thickens and spread on the cake.
Garnish the cake with chocolate truffles and a chilli, and enjoy with good company and lashings of clotted cream.

Re: Smoked Chilli Chocolate Cake

PostPosted: 04 Feb 2012, 09:02
by Toby
Damn this diet!

Re: Smoked Chilli Chocolate Cake

PostPosted: 04 Feb 2012, 12:15
by Minesamojito

You know you want it!

Sod the diet :)