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Sunday, 4 August 2013

Cake Alaska

 Cake Alaska

The dish is made of ice cream placed in a pie dish lined with slices of sponge cake or Christmas pudding and topped with chocolate ganach.

Grease two, 8 inch sandwich cake pans (or 1 large 8 inch cake pan and slice cake in half when cooked. Cake pans should be greased and floured.

8 Tbsp   butter
8 Tbsp   brown sugar
8 Tbsp   castor sugar
12 Tbsp flour
4 Tbsp  cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
4 eggs
4Tbspcooking chocolate
4 Tbsp milk

Cooking Directions:
Beat butter till it starts to get fluffy.
Then, while beating, slowly add both sugars and beat till light and fluffy.
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder. Set aside.
Then with blender on low speed, add an egg, then 1 Tbsp if the flour mix, and continue to so this process till all eggs are used. By hand, fold through the remaining flour into the butter mix.
In a small pan, place chocolate and milk in ab heat till chocolate is well melted.
Mix well, and then fold into cake mixture going only In a clockwise direction. Divide dough into the prepared pans and bake at 180 degrees for 30 minutes.

Chocolate Ganache

8 Tbsp*cream (Not tetrapack - use dairy cream)

8 Tbsp cooking chocolate

(ratio is always 2 parts chocolate to 1 part cream)

Cook for 2 mins, till chocolate is melted, then allow to cool.

lay 1 of the cakes on serving platter.

Scoop balls of icecream over cake so it's full of icecream.

Put second layer of cake on top. Pour over chocolate ganache, and drizzle with cream. Sprinkle with grated chocolate if desired.

*1 fluid ounce = 2 Tbsp
Enjoy :)

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