INGREDIENTS

   INGREDIENTS - SPONGE

80g 2.8 oz Dark Chocolate Ecuador 56%
15g 0.5 oz Cacao Powder 22-24%
55g 1.9 oz Water
85g 3 oz All-purpose flour
4g 0.15 oz Baking powder
1g 1 pinch Salt
36g 1.26 oz Egg yolks
155g 4 oz
Unsalted butter
175g 6.25 oz
Sugar
100g 3.5 oz
Buttermilk 

 

   INGREDIENTS - DARK CHOCOLATE BUTTER CREAM

160g 5.75 oz
Dark Chocolate Ecuador 56%
125g 4.5 oz Heavy cream 35% 
8g 0.3 oz Corn syrup 
115g 4 oz Butter, room temperature 

 

   INGREDIENTS - COCONUT PECAN FROSTING 

520g 18.34 oz
Evaporated milk
120g 4.23 oz Egg yolks 
450g 15.9 oz Sugar 
225g 7.9 oz Unsalted butter
400g 14.11 oz Coconut, shredded, toasted
400g 14.11 oz Pecans, chopped, toasted
10g 0.35 oz Cornstarch 

 

METHOD

METHOD - SPONGE

In a saucepan, over medium heat, combine chocolate and water, melt until combined. Set aside. In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg yolks one at a time until fully incorporated. Add melted chocolate, continue mixing. Add the buttermilk, continue mixing. Add remaining dry ingredients and continue mixing until completely incorporated. Pour batter into greased and floured round cake pans. Bake at 338°F (170°C) for 25 minutes.

METHOD - DARK CHOCOLATE BUTTER CREAM

In a saucepan, boil the cream with the corn syrup. Pour over the chocolate and emulsify with hand immersion blender. When the mixture reaches 104°F (40°C), place it in a stand mixer and incorporate the butter, mixing slowly with the paddle attachment until obtaining a smooth and shiny texture.

METHOD - COCONUT PECAN FROSTING

In a saucepan, place the milk, egg yolks, cornstarch and sugar and bring to a boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Transfer to a mixing bowl and cool to 104°F (40°C). With a whisk, slowly add the softened butter to emulsify the mixture. Add the coconut and chopped pecans until completely incorporated.

ASSEMBLY

Cut the cake in to three parts lengthways. Pipe the ganache on top of two of the cakes. Stack on top of each other. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Cover the entire cake smoothly in the coconut pecan frosting.

 

Makes 1 cake 

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