Monday, July 30, 2012

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Cream Pudding

We celebrated my husband's birthday yesterday. We had a low key family gathering at home.

I made a little birthday cake, nothing too complicated but delicious.
I used my favorite Chocolate Cake recipe and baked two 8'inch round cakes. I used some Callebaut milk chocolate that I have been hording for a while and made homemade chocolate cream pudding...heavenly!!

Since I was short in time and of course, tired from the night before where I spend pretty much the entire night holding the baby because she had breathing issues, going to the trouble and making buttercream wasn't in my priority list.

I just covered the cake with homemade whip cream.

This picture doesn't make justice on how easy and yummy this cream pudding is, using good quality chocolate makes a big difference. I can totally see this pudding in a mason jar with layers of cake.

Chocolate Cream Pudding
Recipe adapted from Joy the Baker Cookbook


2 tablespoons of cornstarch
2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons of instance coffee powder
3 tablespoons of granulated sugar
1/4 of a teaspoon of salt
1 cup of whole milk
1 cup of heavy whipping cream
4 onces of Callebaut Belgian milk chocolate
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

-In a medium saucepan, mix together the sugar, coffee, salt,cocoa powder and cornstarch
-Whisk in milk and cream and bring everything to a boil over medium heat. Keep whisking constantly , the cornstarch will thicken the mixture at the boiling point.
-When the mixture has boiled, remove from the heat, add the chocolate and vanilla.
-Keep whisking until all the chocolate is melted and the pudding look smooth.

Transfer the pudding to another bowl and cover with plastic wrap to avoid a skin to form.
Refrigerate until set for about 2 hours.

Have a great week everyone! and thank you for stopping by.


Maranda said...

Beautiful cake! And happy birthday to your hubby!

Eftychia said...

Mmm, yummy recipe! The Belgian chocolate must give this cake a unique taste!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

how delicious and pretty too!!

SweetThingsTO said...

yum to this post and the previous lemon one! yummy!!

Jenniffer said...

This looks SO yummy!

Anonymous said...

I hope the baby is doing better now. Happy belated birthday to your husband. I've never seen a cake like this Kathia. It looks wonderful! ~ Paula

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Happy birthday to your husband! The cake looks amazing

Linda V @ Bubble and Sweet said...

Mmmm that chocolate pudding centre is a great idea :)

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