Posted almost 2 years ago
As I may have mentioned before, I'm not a baker. Nowhere even close. As much as I love being in the kitchen, following processes and being exact with things, I've surprisingly never seemed to get along with baking.
That might be starting to change slightly as I ramp up my creations in light of more time spent working with chocolate.
So, without much further ado, I present to you, arguably my most complex project yet: the Triple Chocolate Falling Orb Cake.
The Finished Item
Reminds me of the Eye of Sauron...
So, here it is. What we have is a two layered chocolate cake (this recipe as it's simple), with a white chocolate disc in the middle, and a dark chocolate disc on top.
Finished off with freeze dried raspberries, a little white chocolate pedestal, and an inverse swirl orb (a la these, but two stuck together to make a full sphere).
What we're here for...
And this is the reveal.
What we do here is pour hot white chocolate ganache over the top, which melts the disc, revealing a hollow centre that the orb/marble falls through.
Add a bit more hot sauce (oo'er), and it goes through the white disc, and ends up melting the orb, saucing the pudding.
Really fucking pleased with this. It did take 5 hours to put together, and I did make one to practice on before this (which needed two attempts as the ganache cools *really* quickly, losing the heat needed to melt the first disc).
Hopefully you like the look of it!