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Friday, February 19, 2016

Chocolate Bomb



Ingredients:

Cake of your choice - 750 grams (preferably, cake baked with oil) - see notes below
Chocolate Ice cream - 1 litre box
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder - 1/2 cup

For Chocolate Ganache:

Semi-sweet Chocolate chips - 1 cup (heaped) - 200gms
Heavy Cream - 3/4 cup
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon

For Decoration:

Strawberries
Fresh Mint Leaves
Chocolate Shavings

To Serve:

Dessert Plates - 6


Method:

Preparing Chocolate Ganache:

  1. Take the chocolate chips in a glass bowl.
  2. In a sauce pan, take heavy cream and bring it to a boil.
  3. Pour the heavy cream on the chocolate chips.
  4. Add salt.
  5. After a minute, whisk it thoroughly until you get a creamy chocolate ganache. 
  6. Set it aside to cool down little bit.
Preparing and assembling Chocolate Bomb:
  1. Crumble the cake and divide into 6 equal portions. 
  2. Tightly roll each portion into a ball. Keep them aside.
  3. Scrape ice cream from the box using a spoon.
  4. Just before serving, cover each prepared cake-ball with scraped ice cream all around. Keep the ice cream covering as thick as you would like. Be quick so that the ice cream does not melt. Refrigerate the ice cream covered cake-balls immediately.
  5. Repeat steps 3-4 until all the cake-balls are covered. Do not refrigerate for a very long time. See notes below.
  6. Lay a bed of chocolate ganache in each dessert plate.
  7. Take cocoa powder in a wide-bowl.
  8. Roll each ice cream covered cake-ball in cocoa powder such that it is coats the ice cream all around.
  9. Place each prepared ball on the bed of chocolate ganache.
  10. Sprinkle some chocolate shavings on top of the ball, place some strawberry slices and fresh mint leaves. 
  11. Serve immediately.

Notes:
  1. Preferably, use cakes baked with OIL. The coldness of ice cream and/or refrigeration to avoid ice cream from melting after the cake-balls are covered with ice cream, will make the cakes baked with butter very hard. If you can avoid refrigeration of cake altogether and serve the dessert immediately, cakes baked with butter will be good. 
  2. Plain cakes like Vanilla, Chocolate or Strawberry taste the best. But, you can choose whatever you prefer.
  3. The quantity of cake and ice cream mentioned above is not an absolute requirement. You can vary the size of cake-ball or ice cream covering based your preference.

2 comments:

~~louise~~ said... [Reply]

Another delectable bite of goodness, Ashwini:)

Thank you so much for sharing...

Pakashastra said... [Reply]

Thank you, Louise!

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