I don’t know many kids that wouldn’t love a sweet creamy chocolate cake. But this one just generated such a success among the kindergarten class of my two sons that I convinced myself, this chocolate cake recipe is special. And trust me, you would love it too!
In fact the recipe is no big deal. I simply stuffed two levels of sponge cake with a chocolate sort-of-pastry cream. Decorated with whipped cream and smarties and any other decoration your kids may like. That’s it.
You may know already, I have a Thermomix Kitchen appliance at home. So creating those creams are easy and very fast. Here is the recipe from the Italian basic recipe book:
- 500 gr full cream milk
- 100 gr sugar
- 2 eggs
- 50 gr flour 00
- 1 sachet of vanillin
How to prepare:
- Pulverize the sugar with the vanillin 20 seconds, speed 7
- Add all the other ingredients, 7 minutes 90°, speed 4
In Italy we call the cream, the Bimby cream. You may now choose whether to put aside half of the cream and add 25 gr. of cacao powder for two colored creams with different taste (vanilla and chocolate) or add 50 gr of cacao powder (100%) for a full dark chocolate cream. I do the full chocolate variant (love chocolate!).
It’s possible to make the sponge cake with the Thermomix (video) as well, but found it easier to get one from the supermarket.
So now just stuff two level of sponge cake with the chocolate cream and cover the border and the top with cream too.
Keep it in the fridge over night. You will see the cream will have a consistency similar to pudding and the sponge cake will have absorbed the humidity of the warm cream. It’s a soft, creamy chocolate cake.
Don’t forget the decoration before serving.
Please share with me your favorite chocolate cake recipes. Looking forward to it.