Today my little sister turned 27 years old, so I decided to bake her a nice cake given that not much celebration is going on because of the packing! I used Nigella recipe for this cake :
for the cake
200 grams plain flour
200 grams caster sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
40 grams best-quality cocoa powder
175 grams soft unsalted butter
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
150 ml sour cream ( I used cottage cheese instead, just creamed it first)
For the icing I used dark chocolate, caster sugar and evaporated milk, and I let it melt and thicken for a good 20m in very low heat.
The cake : I mixed the yolk with sugar, after all the other ingredients and at the very end the whipped egg whites .
I baked the cake for at least 45m at 180 degrees.
Once you cover the cake with the melted chocolate, add nuts to taste, I used walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts!
At the end as lots of the chocolate ganache was left I spread it on a chopping board lined with cling film added some nuts, and went straight into the fridge, hopefully tomorrow we will have some chocolate and nuts brittle 🙂
What did you bake this weekend? Does anyone have a favorite pumpkin recipe to share with me? Or any other fall inspired dish? would love if you let me know some! 😀
Have a lovely week, and lots of love xx