Chocolate trunk cake

Chocolate trunk cake. Today I wanted to create a tree trunk, this cake is the one I created the best dessert with it’s irresistible chocolate frosting and true showstopper beauty. It is perfect for Christmas, or any birthday party

Chocolate trunk cake

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  • DifficultyEasy
  • CostCheap
  • Serving8 people
  • CuisineInternational

Ingredients Chocolate trunk cake

For the cake

  • 3/4 cupsugar (150 g)
  • 5eggs
  • 3/4 cupflour (150 g)

For the filling

  • 2.5 cupsmilk (600 ml )
  • 6yolks (120 g)
  • 1/2 cupsugar (100 g)
  • 3/4 cupdark chocolate (55 g )
  • 3/4 cupcornstarch (50 g )
  • 1 sachetvanillin

For the chocolate cream

  • 1/2 cupdark chocolate (70 g)
  • 1/3 cupsugar (50 g)
  • 1/2 cupcooking cream (75 g)

For decorations

  • 4dry biscuits
  • granulated sugar

Tools Chocolate trunk cake

  • Planetary Mixer

Preparation Chocolate trunk cake

Cake preparation

  1. It is possible to prepare it the day before.

    Beat the eggs with the sugar for at least 15 minutes at high speed with the whisk until the mixture is firm and well whipped.

    Sift the flour twice and add it to the dough a little at a time, mix with a hand whisk from bottom to top.

  2. Bake in a preheated oven at 320 F for 40 minutes. Always do the toothpick test, if it stays dry your cake is ready, let it cool completely before removing it from the mold. 

    Cover it from cold with plastic wrap if used the next day and put it in the refrigerator.

For the cream

  1. In a saucepan work the egg yolks with the sugar, add the starch little by little, without stopping to mix until the mixture is well blended. Heat the milk where you will add the vanillin now add the egg mixture and continue to mix, for 5 minutes. as soon as the cream thickens put the chocolate in fine pieces and mix until it is completely absorbed.

    Pour the cream into a bowl and let it cool covered with kitchen foil so that it does not form a film on the surface.

For the chocolate cream

  1. Put the cream, sugar and chopped chocolate in a saucepan, melt over low heat, stirring, as soon as you reach a glossy cream, turn off and let it cool.

Compose the Chocolate trunk cake

  1. Cut the cake into three discs, wet them with a bath of rosewater and sugar (if you prefer you can add rum)

    Place a disc on a serving dish and coat it with cream ( eggs, milk and chocolate ) , place the other discs and repeat the operation.

    With a kitchen brush, brush to cover the whole cake with the chocolate cream and with the tips of the fork form lines to simulate the trunk.

    Put the cake in the refrigerator

  2. Crumble the dry biscuits and add a few tablespoons of chocolate cream, mix and with your hands form some hedgehogs and a spider, the sugar grains will serve you for the spines, the eyes and the spider legs.

  3. Form spider’s web with whipped cream.

    Christmas brings the whole family together and is always a time of sharing and togetherness, make your night happier with this wonderful Christmas cake!

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