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Nikkit's Expresso Mushroom Cake
« on: August 02, 2014, 07:13:56 am »
Espresso Mushroom Cake converted from Woolies fresh mag

This is rich and chocolatey/coffee-ey and with a tiny hint of mushroom if you really stop and think about it! Well worth making.

 

125g unsalted butter (I used salted)

250g dark chocolate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

 2 T espresso coffee powder    

125g caster sugar (I used 75g raw)

150g button mushrooms    

125g hazelnut meal (I used almonds and milled them)    

5 eggs separated      

 cocoa to serve

 

Preheat oven to 180C, line the base of a 22cm springform tin and lightly grease base and sides.

Mill nuts til fine and set aside.

Chop mushrooms til fine and set aside with nuts.

Add chocolate, butter, coffee and sugar to TM and melt for 5 mins 50 speed 1 or until melted and smooth.

Set speed to 3 and add egg yolks one at a time until well mixed in and smooth, takes about 30-40 seconds.

Add mushroom/nut mixture and mix for 10 seconds speed 3 or until well mixed in.

Whip egg whites until firm peaks form. (I do this in my old mixmaster as I still cannot for the life of me get my egg whites right in my TM!) Then gently fold into the chocolate mixture.

Pour into tin and bake 50-60 minutes or until set (mine took 50 minutes).

Cool completely in the tin, then dust with cocoa and serve. (With a good dollop of thick cream I reckon!)

 
Nikkit is at war with her computer at the moment and asked me to post this. It sounds lovely.

 
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Re: Nikkit's Expresso Mushroom Cake
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2014, 07:27:00 am »
That's different, never heard of mushrooms in a cake before.  Would love to see a picture and tell me Nikkit, did the family pick the mystery ingredient?
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Re: Nikkit's Expresso Mushroom Cake
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2014, 01:07:25 pm »
Interesting
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Re: Nikkit's Expresso Mushroom Cake
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2014, 01:14:44 pm »
I've just had a look in the Woolworths magazine and it looks like an everyday chocolate type of cake.
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Re: Nikkit's Expresso Mushroom Cake
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2014, 01:42:16 pm »
Very interesting but I've tried "additions" to cakes before but my lot always seem to pick up on the "mystery" ingredient. :-)) Personally I love trying different things ;D
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Re: Nikkit's Expresso Mushroom Cake
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2014, 01:23:39 am »
Sounds interesting.  I would never have thought to include mushrooms in a chocolate cake?

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Re: Nikkit's Expresso Mushroom Cake
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2014, 02:13:52 am »
Cookie - you are an angel, thank you for posting this for me.   :-*
(at war with my computer didn't quite cover it yesterday!!)

My cake turned out just like the picture in the magazine- so I was happy. ;D I will try and post a pic in a minute. Fingers crossed my computer and I don't have a D & M discussion about its parentage or something!

And no - no one picked the mystery ingredient. Miss 17 who hates mushrooms ate 2 pieces yesterday arvo. When I told her what was in it, she went back for a 3rd! Also had my girlfriend called in before we went out for a ride and I gave her a piece and she loved it and was amazed when I told her it had mushies in it. She wants the recipe now.

I put the remainder in the fridge and will try a bit today to see if the flavour has changed any, will let you know.

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Re: Nikkit's Expresso Mushroom Cake
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2014, 02:16:33 am »
Espresso Mushroom Cake

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Re: Nikkit's Expresso Mushroom Cake
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2014, 02:17:29 am »
Well would you look at that...you got 2 pictures  ;D

I love my computer.

Really.  :-))

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Re: Nikkit's Expresso Mushroom Cake
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2014, 03:31:45 am »
Nikkit, I noticed this recipe and a few other unusual ones only yesterday in Fresh magazine. Good to know it looks and tastes good.

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Re: Nikkit's Expresso Mushroom Cake
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2014, 06:00:14 am »
Nikkit, it looks just like the magazine one. Well done.  :D :D
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Re: Nikkit's Expresso Mushroom Cake
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2014, 06:35:42 am »
Actually TWICE as good as the magazine!!   ;D  They'll be offering you a job soon, Nikkit!! ;D ;D

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Re: Nikkit's Expresso Mushroom Cake
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2014, 08:56:12 am »
Looks lovely Nikkit. 8)
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Re: Nikkit's Expresso Mushroom Cake
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2014, 11:36:10 am »
I read that magazine too courton. Great looking cakes 😉 Nikkit.

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Re: Nikkit's Expresso Mushroom Cake
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2014, 11:55:22 pm »
I put the cake in the fridge overnight and we had the rest cold. It was good. Kind of went fudgy and dense and the coffee/choccy flavour was nice. Miss 17 had another 3 pieces and said she loves the cake even if it does have mushies in it, make it again!

Actually TWICE as good as the magazine!!   ;D  They'll be offering you a job soon, Nikkit!! ;D ;D

That'd be good!  ;D