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Spotted Cake (with photos)
« on: December 07, 2011, 09:59:24 am »

I wanted to prepare a chic and stylish cake for my blog's 2nd birthday given the fact that I didn't have the chance to do anything special at all last year because I completely forgot!

This is the third and the last recipe for today, let me rest now :)

See you soon with new recipes...



Ingredients:
130g butter, softened at room temperature
130g sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
160g strawberry marmalade
170g flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate
60g unsweetened cacao powder
200g buttermilk

Chocolate glaze:
250g white chocolate, broken into pieces
120g butter, cut into pieces
30g cream

Spots:
50g white chocolate, broken into pieces
100g dark chocolate, broken into pieces

Some more unsweetened cacao to sprinkle with


Preparation:

    As first thing, grease 22cm cake tin and cover with baking paper.

    Powderize sugar for 15 seconds on Speed 10.
    Add butter and vanilla, mix for 3-4 minutes on Speed 3-4.

    Start Thermomix on Speed 4. Add eggs one at a time through the hole of TM lid.
    Scrape down the sides with spatula and mix 10 more seconds on Speed 4.

    Add marmalade and mix for 15 seconds on Speed 4.

    Sift in flour, baking powder, bicarbonate and cacao.
    Start Thermomix on Speed 3-4. Pour slowly buttermilk through the hole of TM Lid.
    Speed up to 5 and mix for 30 seconds.

    Transfer into cake tin.

    Bake in preheated oven at 180ēC for 45 minutes.
    Remove from the oven. Let it cool in the tin for 5-10 minutes. (My cake cracked a bit during baking, cracks got smaller after letting it rest in the cake tin)

    Remove it from cake tin and let it cool. (I turned it upside down so cracked side remained at the bottom)

    Grate chocolate for 8 seconds on Speed 8, set aside
    In a clean TM Bowl place butter and cream. Warm for 3-4 minutes at 70ēC on Speed 3.
    Add grated chocolate and mix for 1.5-2 minutes on Speed 3-4.
    Spread it over the cake with spatula and cover the top and the sides.

    Measure around the cake and also the height, cut a stripe of baking paper accordingly. (If the height is 5cm, cut it 5.5cm, 5mm more) It would be easier to measure before spreading glaze

    Make ready your paper cone or piping bag.
    In a clean TM Bowl melt white chocolate for 3 minutes at 50ēC on Speed 2,
    Fill into your cone or bag, pipe some spots on paper stripe. Let cool.

    Melt dark chocolate for 4 minutes at 50ēC on Speed 2.
    Spread it over the stripe as in the picture and cover completely.

    Wrap chocolate covered stripe around the cake. Wait until the chocolate is firmed.

    Remove gently and carefully the paper stripe.
    Keep in the fridge until ready to serve.

    Right before serving sprinkle with some cacao on the top. (I sprinkled also with a little dessicated coconut to write "2" )


Afiyet olsun...

Bon Appetit!


Adapted from the recipe called Dolce di Marmellata al Cioccolato con Collare a Pois in the book named Pazzi Per il Cioccolato.



Photos: http://thermomixtarifdefterim.blogspot.com/2011/12/spotted-cake.html







Offline Cornish Cream

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Re: Spotted Cake (with photos)
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2011, 10:11:11 am »
Congratulations on your 2nd Anniversary of your blog Farfallina. :-* :-* :-* :-*
I almost forgot to say what a superb cake,I love the polka dot decoration around the edge. 8) 8)
« Last Edit: December 07, 2011, 10:14:54 am by Cornish Cream »
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Re: Spotted Cake (with photos)
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2011, 01:03:32 pm »
That is so cool Farfallina and how lovely to see your beautiful face in the picture too.  Many congratulations for your work on your blog and all the wonderful recipes you contribute to this forum. 
Judy from North Haven, South Australia

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Re: Spotted Cake (with photos)
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2011, 01:19:16 pm »

Thank you judy  :-*
It was my husband's idea to put a 'face' in blog so I put both of us  :D

I would like to thank you too for your endless kindness, help and contribution
We can always count on you.


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Re: Spotted Cake (with photos)
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2011, 07:55:08 pm »
What a great cake and great imagination with the decoration as well.  Lovely to see you and your DH - you don't look anything like your avatar!!! 

Congratulations on your second anniversary.
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Re: Spotted Cake (with photos)
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2011, 08:42:27 pm »
Happy 2nd Anniversary Farfallina. What a beautiful cake, I love it. You are a very talented lady (who is making me fat with all your delicious recipes  :D). I love the photo, you are a beautiful lady. It is so nicce to be able see who is inspiring me to cook alot more.

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Re: Spotted Cake (with photos)
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2011, 11:20:29 pm »

I should update my avatar then Cuilidh ;)
Thank you for your wishes :-*

DizzyGirl thank you for your sweet e-card and compliments  :-*
When I make fattening recipes such as cakes I try to offer them as many people as possible. It is the fact that I love sharing but not only! My husband and I experienced and realized that we can't stop gorging until they are finished so it's better to share for the sake of everybody :)


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Re: Spotted Cake (with photos)
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2011, 07:05:14 am »
LOL farfallina, I do that myself (except for the chocolate, I always hide a block or my hubby would eat it all).

Nothing better than sharing delights with those you love.
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Re: Spotted Cake (with photos)
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2011, 12:24:06 am »
Congratulations Farfallina. You have posted some of my favourite recipes on here.
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Re: Spotted Cake (with photos)
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2011, 01:53:41 am »
I have tried to look at the site for a few days now ,it will not let me in. i would love to see a photo of this cake can anyone help with this. i haven’t hade a problem in the past
i don't need a recipe i'm italian

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Re: Spotted Cake (with photos)
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2011, 02:53:46 am »
Here you go Fundj



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Re: Spotted Cake (with photos)
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2011, 03:13:27 am »
Thanks julie

  :o that is a good looking cake  ;D

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Re: Spotted Cake (with photos)
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2011, 07:45:18 am »
Well done farfallina. I love your recipes, they are always delicious and easy to make.
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Re: Spotted Cake (with photos)
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2011, 01:58:12 pm »

Thank you all girls  :-*
I am happy to hear that you enjoy the recipes

Fundj I am sorry you can't reach the blog pages
I wonder what the problem could be  ???
I hope it's solved soon
Julie thank you for the upload ;)
Grazie fundj ;)