chocolate cake with dulce de leche frosting





chocolate cake with dulce de leche frosting
(makes a 18 cm/7" cake)

chocolate cake

1 ¼ cup flour
160 g soft butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
½ tbsp. salt
1 tsp baking powder
½ cup cocoa
1 cup milk

cream the butter with sugar, then add eggs, one at time, until they are well incorporated
whisk dry ingredients in a separate bowl and add simultaneously with milk, mix on lowest speed until the batter is smooth
put into a greased pan, bake in 180 for 1 h or until a toothpick comes out clean
cool down


frosting

1 cup dulce de leche
1 cup powdered sugar
100 g buttered, slightly softened

mix the butter until light and fluffy, add the sugar and combine well
mix in dulce de leche - the frosting might appear slightly runny, if so, place in a fridge for 2 hours before using to decorate


assemble

½ cup cherry jam
candied cherries
chopped nuts (I used hazelnuts)

cut the cake in two layers
spread the jam and 2-3 tbsp of icing on the first layer, put them together, and ice the cake with most of the remaining icing (save some for piping decorations if you wish!)
decorate with cherries and nuts - the way I did it is a typical one to decorate a torte in Eastern Europe, simple and elegant - it would look very nice with some chocolate decorations, too
keep in the fridge until ready to serve




1 comments:

  1. i always love your recipies especially the one you give for cakes and other baking stuff .. they are so nice and yummy and that dressing part is always so creative and presentable . thanks for your work .

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