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Christmas Damier Cake

Ingredients

  • Plain dough:

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup wheat flour

  • 1 3/4 tablespoons milk

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • Chocolate dough:

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup wheat flour

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • 1 3/4 tablespoons milk

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

  • Whipped chocolate:

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream

  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips, melted

  • 1 tablespoon rum

  • Chocolate drizzle:

  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips, melted

  • 2 tablespoons salad oil

  • Decorations:

  • Strawberries

  • Raspberries

  • Blueberries

  • Gold leaf

  • Rosemary

Instructions

  1. Make the whipped chocolate: Add heavy cream to melted chocolate a little at a time and mix well. While adding ice water to the bowl, whip with a hand mixer for 7 minutes until firm.

  2. Prepare the plain cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine the eggs and sugar, then whip until the mixture hangs off the mixer like a ribbon. Sprinkle in the wheat flour and mix thoroughly with a rubber spatula. Mix in the butter and milk, and whip gently with a rubber spatula to prevent it from hardening. Pour into cake pan.

  3. Prepare the chocolate cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine the eggs and sugar, then whip until the mixture hangs off the mixer like a ribbon. Sprinkle in the wheat flour and cocoa powder and mix thoroughly with a rubber spatula. Mix in the butter and milk, and whip gently with a rubber spatula to prevent it from hardening.

  4. Pour into cake pan. Bake both cakes for 35 minutes. Allow to cool, then remove cakes from pans.

  5. Use round cookie cutters to cut circles out of the cakes. Layer them on a cake stand, alternating colors. Brush each layer with melted butter before adding the next layer.

  6. Use the whipped chocolate to frost the cake, then cover with the chocolate drizzle. Allow to harden, then add decorations.

Christmas Damier Cake
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