Chocolate Cake with Coffee Marscarpone Icing

Foodista
15Ingredients
560Calories
90Minutes

Ingredients

  • 350 grams dark chocolate
  • 200 grams plain flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 150 grams unsalted butter (soft)
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt
  • 4 large eggs (beaten)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 60 milliliters olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee
  • 1 tablespoon boiling water
  • 200 grams cheese (marscarpone)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 8 leaves (waxy, non-toxic, I used kumquat leaves)

Directions

  1. Take everything out of the fridge so that all the ingredients can come to room temperature.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line and butter a 24cm springform pan.
  3. Melt 350 g of the chocolate using either a double boiler over water, or by heating it in a microwave in 30 second intervals.
  4. Brush the melted chocolate onto the waxy side of the leaves, and leave to cool in a fridge or freezer until the chocolate sets. You can peel off the real leaves afterwards, leaving just their chocolate clones.
  5. Mix the flour, sugar, salt and bicarbonate soda in a large bowl and beat in the soft butter until you have a combined and creamy mixture.
  6. Now whisk together the yogurt, eggs, vanilla paste and olive oil and mix together with the dry ingredients. Mix in the chocolate too.
  7. Pour this batter into pan and bake for 40 minutes until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Let the cake cool a wire rack 10 minutes before turning out. Let the cake cool for at least another 30 minutes so the icing doesn't melt.
  9. To make the icing, dissolve the coffee in the boiling water, then beat the coffee syrup, sugar and Marscarpone together until stiff peaks form.
  10. Spread the icing over the top of the cooled cake and top with the chocolate leaves.
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NutritionView more

560Calories
Sodium25%DV590mg
Fat58%DV38g
Protein24%DV12g
Carbs14%DV43g
Fiber12%DV3g

PER SERVING *

Calories560Calories from Fat340
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat38g58%
Saturated Fat20g100%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol140mg47%
Sodium590mg25%
Potassium300mg9%
Protein12g24%
Calories from Fat340
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate43g14%
Dietary Fiber3g12%
Sugars23g46%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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