I entered the contest on Diva Hair.ro, one of the most important sites for women in Romania. This site also has a section with recipes .
I responded to the challenge from Diva Hair to make a cake with Diva Hair as a source of inspiration, of course. As the sophisticated decorations do not represent me :)) I chose for the "cake image" the very logo of the site.
It's not a sensational cake in appearance, but it's very very good and above all very easy to make, accessible to everyone. Thus, before posting the actual recipe, I come to you, my fans and friends, to support me in this contest.
All you have to do is:
1. LIKE the Diva Hair.ro profile on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150184981172907&set=a.10150184981097907.374029.337353132906&theater#!/DivaHair.ro
2. then LIKE my picture of the cake here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=374029&id=337353132906#!/photo.php?fbid=10150184981172907&set=a.10150184981097907.374029.337353132906&theater
For the countertop:
230 g flour
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
Mix the eggs with the sugar and a pinch of salt until they double in volume and lighten in color, then gradually incorporate the flour mixed with the baking powder and cocoa, stirring from the bottom up. Divide the composition obtained into 3 equal parts and bake the sheets one by one, in a tray (25/35 cm) lined with baking paper, for about 15 minutes each. Remove to a grill and leave to cool.
You can successfully replace it with commercial pandispan sheets, if time does not allow you to bake the countertops. I haven't tried them yet, but I think they are a valid alternative. 🙂
For the cream:
500 ml of milk
50 g starch
2 tablespoons sugar
100 g white chocolate
150 g butter
75 g old powder
Mix the 2 tablespoons of sugar with the starch. Add 100 ml of milk little by little, until we obtain a homogeneous composition, without lumps.
Put the rest of the milk in a saucepan, add the white chocolate and heat until the chocolate melts. Turn the heat to low and add the starch mixture, stirring constantly until it thickens. Let it cool. Mix the soft butter, at room temperature, with the powdered sugar and add in the milk cream with starch, little by little.
The cream thus obtained is divided into 2 and we distribute it between the countertops that we syrup a little, with syrup obtained from:
50 ml water
50 g sugar
2 tablespoons brandy
Refrigerate for a few hours, then garnish with whipped cream.
Of course, it can also be made in the form of a cake , when we will no longer need to garnish with whipped cream, but we will only divide the cream into 3 and we will have a layer of cream on top.