BAR ONE CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH CARAMEL SAUCE LAYER
Yields: 22 cm cake
- 45 ml cocoa powder
- 80 ml boiling water
- 150 g unsalted butter
- 250 ml white sugar
- 3 eggs, extra large
- 500 ml cake flour
- 15 ml baking powder
- 3 ml bicarbonate of soda
- 3 ml fine salt
- 250 ml plain yogurt
- 2 x 55 g Bar One chocolate, cut into chunks
Mix cocoa powder in boiling water until smooth and allow slight cooling.
Cream butter and sugar very well. Add eggs, one-at-a-time, beating well in-between. Then add cocoa mixture.
Sift all your dry ingredients, add bar one chunks to this. Alternately, add sifted ingredients with yogurt to the creamed mixture.
Grease and line a 22 cm loose-bottomed cake tin, spoon in cake mixture.
Bake in a pre-heated oven of 180˚C for about 1 hour.
- Chocolate sauce:
- 55 g Bar One chocolate
- 100 g Dark Chocolate, we use Belgium
- 60 ml cream
- 45 g unsalted butter
While the cake is baking, mix up all the sauce ingredients in a sauce pan over a low heat until completely melted. Once the cake is baked, remove from the tin, place onto a cooling rack. Using a skewer make holes all over the top of the cake, then pour over the warm sauce. Leave over night covered in the fridge.
- Caramel sauce layer: (make the day of the cake baking)
- 200 g brown sugar
- 250 ml cream
- 40 g salted butter
Caramelize the sugar over a low heat in a pan, add butter and then cream. Lightly simmer. Strain through a sieve and place into the fridge.
- Whipped cream layer:
- 250 ml cream, whipped
- PART one
- 2 x 55 g Bar One chocolate
- 100 g dark chocolate, we use Belgium
- 200 g pink and white Marshmallows
- 250 ml cream
Place all the above ingredients into a big bowl and melt over a Bain Marie.
- PART two
- 125 g unsalted butter
- 1 ½ cups sifted icing sugar
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 5 ml vanilla essence
Cream all the above ingredients together.
- PART three
Mix part one and part two together well.
Putting the cake together:
Cut the cake into three layer. Place a caramel layer and cream layer in-between the layers.
Finish with the above gooey Bar One Icing. Use a hot knife and take care in icing this. Decorate with Bar One chunks and marshmallows if wanted.
Recipe posted by Wilanda Räsänen
Photo: Sharmaine Dyers