Halloween cake

27 October 2017

Gâteau zébré d'Halloween

On Tuesday it’s Halloween !! I don’t know if you are used to celebrate it but I wanted to add a recipe for this occasion onto my blog so you can make it with you children. As you will see on the picture, the cake keeps a surprise inside which is revealed once you slide it :) It is indeed a marble cake! and on the top of it a chocolate ganache with a simple frosting to make the spiderweb :)

Gâteau zébré d'Halloween

Recipe for 6 to 8 people
Difficulty: Easy
Preparation time: 45 min
Cooking time: 30 min

Ingredients :

For the cake

  • 300g flour
  • 150ml milk
  • 150g butter
  • 150g  sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 5g baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa

For the chocolate ganache

  • 90g dark chocolate
  • 80ml double cream

For the frosting (spiderweb)

  • 80g icing sugar
  • 10ml water

Steps :

Cake making

  1. In the bowl of a food processor (or salad bowl) mix together the sugar, the eggs and the vanilla extract.
  2. Add the butter and milk and mix again.
  3. Add the baking powder, salt and flour in several times and mix until the dough is smooth. Then divide this dough into 2.
  4. In one of the bowls, add the cocoa powder and 2 tbsp of water and mix well.
  5. Preheat your oven to 180 °.
  6. In your buttered cake mold, add 3 tablespoons of cocoa dough. Wait until the dough spreads out a little, then add in the center of this circle a tbsp of the nature dough . Wait until the dough spreads out and repeat the operation alternating cocoa dough and nature dough until all the dough has been used up. For the more impatient (because this operation takes 10-15 minutes), you can also pour the dough in 3-4 times alternating in the mold. The cake will be marbled but a little less as a zebra :)
  7. Then bake for about 30 minutes

Ganache making

  1. Once the cake has cooled, prepare your ganache, pouring on the dark chocolate cut into squares the boiling cream. Stir until chocolate melts. Spread it on the cake.

Spiderweb making

  1. In a bowl mix the icing sugar with the water. Using a pastry bag with a very small opening pour the preparation into the bag, and spread on the chocolate ganache drawing circles. Using a toothpick or the tip of a knife to make lines from the center of the cake to the end.
  2. For the spider, I just took an almond coated with cocoa for the body, raisins for the eyes and slivers of dried prunes for the legs (besides it lacks some;))

Gâteau zébré d'Halloween


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