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Chocolate and Blackberry Cake

Anna Carrera CastellarnauComment

Hello everyone!

{Spanish Here}

Today's recipe is three layer chocolate cake, with homemade blackberry jam and cream cheese frosting.

Although it demands a little bit of time, the recipe is not that hard, actually, and the results are really pretty.

Blackberries and chocolate are always a good combination, right?

And here comes the recipe!

Chocolate and Blackberry Cake

Ingredientes

(

yields a 20cm diameter cake

)

  • 170g butter (room temperature)
  • 140g sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 140g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 Tbs powder cocoa
  • Blackberry jam
  • 100g fresh blackberries

Frosting ingredients:

  • 112g cream cheese
  • 50g white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 240mL thick cream

Directions for the frosting:

  • Whip up cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Add the cream and whip it until it forms peaks.
  • Put in a pastry bag and decorate the cake.

Directions

  • Pre-heat the oven at 180ºC (356ºF).
  • Prepare the cake pan greasing it with butter and sprinkling it with flour.
  • Whisk up butter and sugar until it forms a white cream. Add the eggs, one by one, while beating.
  • In a medium bowl, mix flour, cocoa and baking powder until well blended. Add them to the batter little by little until well incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake for 40 minutes. Make sure that the cake is well done by inserting a toothpick in the center of the cake; if it comes out clean, you can take it out of the oven.
  • Let the cake sit for 10 minutes on the baking tray before transferring it onto a rack. Unmold when the cake has completely cooled down.
  • Wrap the cake with plastic wrap, tightly, and store in the cooler for half an hour. This will help you when cutting it.
  • Divide the cake horizontally in three equal layers.
  • Trace a circle with the frosting, outlining the perimeter of the cake, leaving half a centimeter on the outside. Fill the center with blackberry jam. Repeat with another layer and top it with the final layer of the cake. Cover all the cake with frosting.
  • Decorate with fresh blackberries.

Here's the

pdf

with the recipe!

Anna