Ah!!! The year end festivities and the gooey cakes! Lovely!
Wanted a decadent cake this time with the chocolate and cheese and that's what I got....
I mixed and matched a number of recipes and this is what I landed up with! And I am not complaining!
flour--1 and 2/3 cups
corn flour-- 1/3 cup
baking soda--1 tsp
baking powder--1 tsp
cocoa powder--4 tbsp
eggs--2 beaten lightly
brown sugar-1 and 3/4 cup
butter- 10 tbsp
chocolate chunks-1/2 cup
light cream-2 cup
butter-5 tbsp melted
light cream cheese--2 cup at room temperature
chopped hazelnuts-- to garnish
Mix the dry ingredients and keep aside.
Cream the butter and sugar and to it add the eggs.
Fold in the mixture into the dry ingredients. Add the chocolate chunks and fold lightly.Butter a round baking pan and preheat oven at 340 F.
Pour the batter in the baking pan.
Next lightly whisk the cream cheese and add it over the batter. With a flat knife slowly infuse the cream cheese into the batter. Do not whisk.
Bake for 40 -- 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
In a pan heat the cream and butter just under boiling point. Pour it over the chocolate chunks and mix into a smooth paste.
Now freeze the mixture for around 2 hours. and the frosting is ready.
When the cake has cooled with a sharp large knife cut the cake horizontally.
Slather the cooled chocolate frosting inside and also over the top.
Sprinkle a handful of nuts on top.
Now sink into the chocolaty velvetness!
Happy New Year! :)