Chocolate Cream Fudgy Cake

After making a large cake - which could be either for my kid's birthday or for friends and family who sometimes join me in my madness. The byproducts of my expeditions are usually large batches of icing sugar, chocolate bars , whipped cream. 

Then follows series of cakes and cookies that are in an attempt to reuse the ingredients to the maximum capacity.

A few months back, a friend of mine asked me bake 100 cupcakes for her daughter's birthday. Her daughter did not appreciate any kind of icing so I frosted her cupcakes partly with whipped cream and partly with chocolate ganache- The ganache was mixed with icing sugar to make a thicker icing. Since I made blackforest cupcakes, I made a lot of filling using fresh cherries, glaced cherries, frozen cherries. Basically my fridge was full of nuts, chocolate ganache, fresh cream ,cherries. 

This is how the cake and many more came into making, this is the cake that my MIL said was the best cake to date. Although the cake appeared like brownie cake it was also very close to the texture of a plum cake but because it had chocolate and not cocoa powder, there was a hint of brownie like crunchiness.






Ingredients
1 cup chocolate ganache (melted 100 gms chocolate and 50 gms full fat cream)
3/4 cup All purpose flour/ Maida
1 tspn baking powder
1 tspn baking soda
1.5 cup sugar
1/2 cup mixed nuts crushed (almonds, cashews, pistachios)
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup curd
1 tbsp roughly chopped cranberries
1 tbsp tutti frutti
1 tspn vanilla extract

Method

1) In a bowl, add the sugar, butter and beat it until it is light and creamy
2) Add the curd to this mixture along with vanilla essence and beat it well
3) Mix the Flour with baking powder and soda. Take a spoonful of this mixture and mix with nuts, cranberries and tutti frutti in another bowl
4) Add the chocolate ganache to the sugar mixture and mix it well
5) To this gradually add the flour mixture and fold it well
6) Add the nuts mixture to this batter
7) Bake this in a 10 inch round pan for 25 min at 180c in a preheated oven
8) Cool this on a wirerack
9) Top it with more chocolate ganache if you like








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15 comments:

Kalyani said...

wowwwww ! look at that ganache on top ! I love brownie kind of cakes.. I have one for the next week.. this looks yum :-)

Pavani N said...

That is a great way to use up leftover cake ingredients. Bookmarked to try when I get in that situation :-)

Usha said...

Cake looks so moist and delicious. Love the ganache topping on the cake.

Priya Suresh said...

I want a huge slice rite now.. Cant resist to this super fudgy cake.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

Would love to grab it from my screen now... Too good...

Srivalli said...

The cake looks so moist and sinful pradnya..

sneha datar said...

The cake is so tempting and delicious.

Srividhya said...

Brownie kind of cake sounds interesting. lovely

Harini-Jaya R said...

The sheen of the ganache looks Very tempting.

Padmajha PJ said...

I would love to have a huge slice of this cake Pradnya. And this cake is surely a great way to use up left overs...

Suma Gandlur said...

That is one yummy way to use the leftover products used in cake making.

Harini-Jaya R said...

The ganache definitely makes it look sinful.

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

Helpful recipe for leftover ingredeints!! Bookmarking it!!

vaishali sabnani said...

What a amazing cake. It looks really very good. Breakfast time so would love to have a slice.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

What a lovely cake and greta idea to use up leftover ingredients :)

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