Sunday, March 4, 2012

The "Cake" Challenge

My last attempt during the Dinner with friends wasn't really a success. So even if I was already very late on this Challenge n°5, I turned to the best baker I know: my mum. She gave me advice, recipes and some confidence to try this challenge again.

Thanks to her, I might be reconciled with baking:)

 For the cake:
  • 80g flour
  • 10g baking powder
  • 125g butter
  • 125g dark chocolate
  • 125g sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • pinch of salt
Mix the 3 egg yolk with the sugar until you get a nice white texture. Add the flour mixed with the baking power and a pinch of salt. Melt the chocolate with the butter in a "bain-marie" and add it to the mixture. Beat the egg whites and mix it gently with the rest. Butter your mold, add the mixture and put it in the oven at 180°c for 35 minutes. Let it rest few hours before cutting it.

For the middle:
  • 100g mascarpone
  • 20cl bitter orange syrup
  • 10g bitter orange marmalade
 Mix it all together. My mother just made bitter orange marmalade herself so I decided to use it but you can use any perfume you want. Just remember the orange flavour works perfectly with chocolate.

For the topping:
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 50g butter
  • 50g crème fraîche
Melt it all together in a "bain-marie", pour it on the cake and spread evenly with a spatula. Let it rest in the fridge for an hour. I chose to finish the topping with white chocolate bits.
Enjoy it with a nice cup of coffee!

So, is this challenge a success?


  1. this is looks great and delicious, keep your fight on the challenge and don't give up!


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  2. It was a perfect cake.
    Congratulation !