Happy children’s day!!!!
I indulged my kids today with this rich and delicious cake.
I wanted to try it from the moment I saw it at my dear Any. Thank you Any!
There was no other better time than today to make it.
For a 23cm round cake:
Chocolate cream ingredients:
- 45 g cocoa powder
- 45 g caster sugar
- 150 g milk
- 100 g chocolate, min 60%
- 50 g butter
Mix cocoa with sugar, add milk and boil in a small saucepan until thickens. Add in the chocolate and cubed butter.
Allow to cool.
Mascarpone cream ingredients:
- 4 egg yolks
- 15 g caster sugar
- 120 g sugar syrup (85 g sugar+35 g water)
- 500 g mascarpone
- 175 g italian meringue
Mix egg yolks with sugar untill doubled in volume, add boiled syrup at 120C. Continue mixing until cools.
Add the creamed mascarpone and the chocolate cream cooled.
At the end, fold in the meringue.
Italian meringue ingredients:
- 2 egg whites
- 175 g+ 15 g caster sugar
- 50 g water
Bring the water and 175 g sugar to boil. When the syrup reach 110C, start beating whites with the remaining 15 g sugar.
Pour boiling syrup at 120C in a fine stream over whites, beating constantly. Continue beating until completely cool.
You still need:
- 3-400 ml strong espresso, cooled (you can add also Marsala or any liquor you prefer)
- 40 packaged ladyfingers
- cocoa for dusting
This is really… pick me up…(italian tirami sù).