Friday, 23 October 2009

Chocolate Sauce Frozen Cake another delight from Aunty Julie

Some time ago, I explained the cooking influences in my life - one of which is my Aunty Julie. When we were young, she would treat us to these magnificent creations that left such an impression that I still salivate whenever I think of them. She would always be more than happy to share her recipes as well and this recipe comes from her.

This dessert is a real delight to eat. Cake, combined with a mousse-like Chocolate sauce that is frozen. It turns out a little like a mix between an ice cream cake and a self saucing pudding. The frozen cake doesnt really get hard as it is a sponge cake and thaws in a matter of minutes.

The original recipe calls for one thick layer of sponge cake covered with the sauce but since I made two cake layers, I decided to layer this cake too. I decorated the cake with mandarin slices that gave it a nice citrus flavour too.

1 Sponge cake
6 oz castor sugar
6 oz butter
300ml milk
1.5oz cocoa
3 egg yolks
3 egg whites

Cream butter and sugar till light. Set aside. Boil milk and cocoa and whisk till smooth. Add in egg yolks being careful not to let the yolks curdle. Mix into the butter mixture. Whisk egg white with a pinch of salt till stiff. Add in some rum. Pour over a sponge cake and freeze.

Unfortunately this cake didn't photograph very well - or maybe its just my photography skills that are lacking. Nonetheless, it is a delightul dessert that doesnt take long to whip up but the oohs and aahs that accompany the eating of this dessert prove what a winner it is.


Lauren said...

Yummy =D. This sounds wonderful & I love the idea of freezing it!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That cake must taste heavenly! A wonderful idea.



The Little Teochew said...

The photographs are perfectly fine!!! I thought the orange slices on top was a nice touch. Chocolate cake ... and such a straightforward recipe too ;)

Kate said...

This looks great! Freezing...a great idea that I have never applied to cake, but why not?
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Julia @Mélanger said...

What a great technique! Delicious.

Naomi said...

Quite the contrary: the photos drew me to this post today. Perfectly enticing!

Foodycat said...

It sounds really good! There is something very comforting about tinned mandarin slices - they take me right back to childhood.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Oh this sounds wonderful! I've made something similar (but without the orange) and it was a real hit so I can imagine this is gorgeous!

My Little Space said...

Wooo....A man like you can really cook! Kudos. I'm so proud of M'sian men. hehehe...


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