Is there a better way to celebrate a special date than chocolate? For me not, that’s why this triple chocolate cake seemed ideal as a dessert for Valentine’s Day. Do not be frightened how long preparation is, I advise you to read it first completely and you will realize that it is not as difficult as it seems a prior.
The important thing is to be clear that you have to make a mass of chocolate cake, a filling of chocolate cream and a chocolate ganache. If you want, you can prepare the biscuits in advance and store them wrapped in film paper to keep them wet until they are used.
Ingredients for three molds of 20 cm
- Ingredients for chocolate cake: 200 g of baking powder, 1 baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 70 g pure cocoa powder, 3 eggs, 150 g sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 200 g of butter at room temperature and in pieces, 150 g of fondant chocolate (50% minimum cocoa) in pieces, 50 g of water, 100 g of brown sugar and 80 g of cream (35% fat).
- Ingredients for the filling of chocolate cream: 100 g of chocolate fondant (minimum 50% cocoa) in pieces, 20 g of pure cocoa powder, 80 g of butter in pieces, 1 pinch of salt, 100 g of cream (minimum 35 % Fat) and 350 g of condensed milk.
- Ingredients for chocolate ganache: 150 g fondant chocolate (minimum 50% cocoa) in pieces, 250 g strawberries, 80 g cream (minimum 35% fat) and 1 teaspoon vanilla liquid.
How to Make Chocolate Triple Cake
If we make the cakes with Thermomix, we put in the glass the flour, the yeast, the bicarbonate and the cacao and mix 10 sec / m 7. We remove to a bowl and we reserve. Place the butterfly on the blades and put the eggs, sugar and salt in the glass, beat 5 min 30 sec / 37º / 3.5. Remove the butterfly and pour the mixture into another bowl.
Put the butter, the chocolate, the water in the glass and heat 5 min / 50º / vel 1. Put the butterfly on the blades, add to the glass the brown sugar and the cream and mix 15 sec / 3.5. We incorporate the two reserved preparations around the blades and mix 10 sec / 3.5. Remove the butterfly and finish mixing with the spatula.
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If we do not use the Thermomix to make the biscuits, we put in a bowl the flour, the yeast, the baking soda and the cocoa. With a beater, in another bowl, beat the eggs with the sugar and salt until they whiten and double their size.
We heat the chocolate, butter and water until it is all melted. We put it in a large bowl and we add the brown sugar and the cream and beat it. Stir in the flour mixture and the beaten eggs and mix everything with the spatula.
Grease three 20 cm molds and distribute the dough between them (approximately 350 g of dough per mold) and cook for about 20 minutes in a preheated oven at 180° C or until you stick with a toothpick it comes out clean. We remove them from the oven, let them cool on a grid and in the meantime we continue with the recipe.
To make the filling of chocolate cream with the Thermomix, we put in the glass the chocolate, pure cocoa and grated 10 sec / 10. With the spatula, we lower the ingredients towards the bottom of the glass. Add the butter, salt, cream and condensed milk and program 10 min / 100º / vel 4. Remove to a bowl and let cool, then store in the refrigerator for about 45 minutes. Then, place the butterfly on the blades, cut the mixture of cold chocolate into pieces and put it in the glass, beat 1 min / 3.5. We retired to a bowl and we booked.
To make the filling of chocolate cream without Thermomix, we crush the chocolate with the cocoa. We put them in a saucepan with the butter, the salt, the cream and the condensed milk and we warm it until it boils. Let it cool, then store in the refrigerator for about 45 minutes. Then cut the cold chocolate mixture into pieces and grind. We retired to a bowl and we booked.
To make the chocolate ganache with the Thermomix, put the chocolate in the glass and cut 8 sec / vel 5. With the spatula, lower the chocolate towards the bottom of the glass and program 5 min / 50° / vel 1. Without removing the chocolate from the Glass, bathe the strawberries in it and put them on a sheet of baking paper. Add the cream and vanilla beaker and heat 2 min / 80º / 1.
To make the chocolate ganache without Thermomix, we crush the chocolate and put it in the water bath to melt it. Bathe the strawberries in it and place them on a sheet of baking paper. Add to the saucepan the cream and the vanilla and heat without boiling so that it is united everything.
Assembly of the cake. Put one of the biscuits on a flat serving dish and spread over half of the chocolate filling. Put the other cake on top and spread the remaining chocolate filling. We put the third cake and covered it with the chocolate ganache. Finally, we decorate with strawberries bathed in chocolate.
- Processing Time | 3 hours
- Difficulty | Half
This triple chocolate cake is a dense dessert, so I advise you to prepare it to serve behind a meal that is not too heavy, or even for a special snack accompanied by tea or coffee. It is a special recipe for the very chocolatiers.