Intro: You always want to make a delicious chocolate cake for your mom or your loved one but you think it is so hard to do or you do not have a baking oven at home.
Don’t worry, because this article is for you. Now you can learn how to make an extremely delicious chocolate almond cake in no time with only a few simple tools (like the best hand mixers, which can be purchased here). Then you can surprise you mom with the nice cake you made on your own.
Before baking the cake, you need to prepare the following ingredients:
– 1 sponge cake / genoise (you should select soft and moist sponge cakes, avoid ones that are too dry. It will be easier for shaping. If you do not know how to make sponge cakes / genoise, I can show you in another article.)
– 170 grams of dark chocolate
– 500ml whipping cream
– 63 grams of powdered sugar
– 125 grams sliced almonds
– Cocoa powder
These ingredients are enough for one chocolate almond cake. If you want to make more, you can double the ingredients.
Now that you have prepared the appropriate ingredients, we can move on to the making process. That will be a lot of fun. Are you excited? Here we go.
Making The Chocolate Almond Cake:
The First Step:
Prepare a big bowl and wrap the nylon wrap into the bowl you want to use as cake mold
Cut the sponge cakes into slices and put the thin cut slices into the bowl (as a layer).
Leave approximately 9-10 pieces of cake for the base.
Small Tip: to add flavor and tenderness to the cake, you can mix a little flavor liqueur (optional type) with a little water and sweep evenly across the surface of the cake! This will give your cake more flavors, but is not required.
The Second Step:
Break the dark chocolate into small pieces.
Boil the dark chocolate in a bain-marie until it melts to a chocolate liquid.
The Third Step:
Mix the whipping cream with powdered sugar until the cream stands still. This is an important step because it will determine how your chocolate cream tastes. For this step, you can use a handheld mixer.
After you’re done with the whipping cream, pour half of the cream into the liquid chocolate you have boiled before and then continue to mix it well. Make sure the mixture is smooth. Now you have the chocolate flavored cream for your cake.
The Fourth Step:
Now is the fun part: spreading the cream. Use the chocolate cream you have just made and put it on top of the cake layers. Make sure it covers all the cake slices.
The Fifth Step:
Mix the remaining half portions of cream with sliced almonds. To make it more delicious, you must roast or sear pan the almonds before mixing. This will give a better flavor to your cream.
The Sixth Step:
Put the cream of mixing sliced almonds on top of the chocolate cream, then put the remaining slices of cake in the bowl too and cover the bowl with sliced sponge cakes.
When you finish with that step, before your cake is ready to eat, you have to put it into the refrigerator and keep it at a cool temperature for about 3 hours to 1 night.
After that, you can take your cake out of the refrigerator and it is ready for you to eat. When you eat, you should remember to sprinkle cocoa powder on top of the cake! That will make your cake look more attractive and taste delicious.
Now you have your own chocolate almonds cream cake! Neither do you need to have a baking oven nor any knowledge of baking; you still can make your own cake!
The cream inside can be changed to other flavors according to your taste preference! You can create the flavor of your own. Dear friends, now it’s time for you to make a meaningful gift for your mom!
About Shana Eaton
I have 6 years experience about Kitchen & Dining, Cooking… I’m the founder of HandMixerCenter.com. My goal in doing so is to connect people to resources they can utilize to their advantage.