"Very chocolaty chocolate cake made from scratch! Perfect for kids' birthday parties and it is good they learn to appreciate the taste of real chocolate and real whipped cream!" — mariannaGR
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For the Cake:
unsweetened cocoa powder
For the Simple Syrup:
Italian Meringue-Chocolate Cream Filling:
bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 3/4 cups
heavy cream, chilled
heavy cream at room temperature
I've been having a hard time rating this recipe. The frosting/filling is a definite 5 stars—wow! What a lovely chocolate mousse! The sponge cake, though…that was tough. And I mean that literally. I soaked it with the entire amount of simple syrup, but even a day later, the cake was very chewy. I think, if I tried again, I'd split the cake into three layers, rather than two; the cake is easy to slice and handles well, so it wouldn't be a problem to cut it into thinner layers. However, I think I'll probably just use a different sponge cake recipe. I love the frosting part, though, and will definitely make it again. Oh, and it goes without saying (but I'll say it): high-quality ingredients really matter in this cake.
i loved it!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serano Chocolate Cake
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 135
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