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

Ingredients:

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.



8 comments:

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!

openconceptkitchen 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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