Ingredients

Chocolate sponge biscuit
eggs
3pc
sugar
130g
4.55oz
0.52cup
8.71tbsp
cocoa
18g
0.63oz
1.21tbsp
vegetable oil
75g
2.54fl oz
water
60ml
baking powder
3g
0.11oz
0.20tbsp
flour
115g
4.03oz
0.46cup
7.71tbsp
Orange custard
orange juice
200ml
6.60fl oz
0.80cup
13.40tbsp
orange zest
2pc
sugar
70g
2.45oz
0.28cup
4.69tbsp
butter
40g
1.40oz
2.68tbsp
egg yolks
2pc
egg
1pc
gelatin
7g
0.25oz
0.47tbsp
cream 33%
70g
2.37fl oz
Chocolate crème
dark chocolate
200g
7oz
0.80cup
13.40tbsp
cream 33% (#1)
80g
2.70fl oz
butter
80g
2.80oz
0.32cup
5.36tbsp
cream 33% (#2)
100g
3.38fl oz

Method

This time we share a recipe for a chocolate cake with orange custard. You may not believe, but there is absolutely no cream cheese in the composition.

Chocolate sponge biscuit

  1. Mix the water with butter and cocoa, and bring it to a boil.
  2. Whip the eggs with sugar until dense foam.
  3. Pour the hot chocolate mixture over the eggs, and keep whisking.
  4. Carefully add the flour and the baking powder
  5. Bake the sponge biscuit in a 16 cm (6.3 inch) mold at 180C (356F).

Orange custard

  1. Stir the juice, the zest, the sugar, the butter, one and the egg yolks over a low heat until thickened. Dissolve the swollen gelatin in that mass.
  2. Cool the custard to the room temperature.
  3. Mix it gently with the whipped cream.

Chocolate crème

  1. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate; mix and chill.
  2. Whip the butter, and add the chocolate mass into it; whisk.
  3. Stir in the whipped cream gently.

Assembling

Cut the sponge biscuit into 4 pieces, and assemble the cake layering the biscuits one by one with chocolate crème and orange custard. You better do it in a ring mold (as the orange custard is pretty liquid). Or you may wait for the custard to stabilize before assembling the cake.

Leave the cake in the fridge for at least 3 to 4 hours.

If you replace one half of the chocolate with the coffee-flavored chocolate, you will get an amazing combination of tastes! It’s a real Paradise for all the coffee lovers and chocolate addicts!

Bon Appetit!