Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Un autre gâteau d'Hélène~
When I saw Hélène's posts about her trip to London.. the last item caught my eye for Jacques..simply because it was chocolate.. a cake.. and featured sweetened condensed milk..
He loves all that:)
He does everything in moderation..and exercises a lot..he's a golfer and a treadmiller..Plus everything around the yard..Here he is with Max..our little..3 year old..collecting treasures in a baggie on Friday..
So a little treat doesn't hurt him..
He had a couple of nice dark chocolate bars that figured in the recipe.. I had my mom's cast iron skillet for the fudge icing..and her 2 bakerite pans w/ the sliders:) to remove the cakes..
No Gold Dust..But Edible gold from Ronelle..I use it sparingly..like new pyjamas:)
So with everything ready and Hélène at the end of my internet connection..it turned out perfectly bon~♥
For the cake
175 grams flour
1 heaping tablespoon of baking powder
175 grams of very soft butter
175 grams of brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 heaping tablespoon of cocoa powder
For the Fudge Icing
125 grams of brown sugar
125grams of good quality dark chocolate
1 can 170 grams of sweetend condensed milk
25 grams softened butter
2 drops of real vanilla extract
150 grams of Walnuts
In a food processor combine flour baking powder and cocoa that you have sifted together..(I just whirled it all unsifted)..Add everything else and blend until airy:)
Put the dough divided in 2 sep. baking pans of 18 cm..Mine were 3 cm larger.
Bake in a pre-heated 180 C oven for ap 35 mins until the cakes spring back when pressed..Let rest on a rack for a bit.
Let cool while you prep the icing.
Dissolve the sugar in the condensed milk stirring..bring to a bubble..not enough to burn:) Keep an eye on it..add the chocolate ..the butter and the vanilla..
Mix..until it's beautiful and creamy..Put in fridge to cool a bit w/ a saran on top//when cake is cooled and icing a bit cooled..remix the icing.. sandwich the icing between both layers..add some walnuts.. and then spread everywhere on your beautiful cake...When you are done you can lick the spoon and bowl.Decorate with Walnuts and Gold..~♥