Chocolate Cake with Cranberries and Raspberries Fillings

SIMPLE AND YET DELICIOUS

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 I came across this lovely chocolate cake recipe of Chef Johnny Chan, a well known Hong Kong based pastry chef. He is known for his passion in pastry and his creative ideas , techniques and the use of ingredients. For my bake this time, I had used deliciously moist dried cranberries instead of black sweet cherries and raspberry jam to ehnaced the taste of the chocolate. It is a very simple recipe and yet an ideal to serve this to your guests on a special occasion. This cake can be served cool and even warm over a scoop of lovely and delicious vanilla ice-cream. I am sure you will give this wonderful recipe a try this weekend . . . . yours Sunny Yaw

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Ingredient
Chocolate Cake
100g Egg Yolk
100g Butter
150g Icing Sugar
80g Ground Almond
100g Dark Chocolate
50g Dried Moist Cranberries
80g Cake Flour
20g Cocoa Powder
130g Egg White
20g Sugar

Topping
1Tbspn Raspberry Jam
10 Fresh Whole Raspberries

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Method
1. Cream the butter and icing sugar until light. Add in ground almonds, egg yolk, melted chocolate and dried moist cranberries.
2. Fold in the sifted flour and cocoa powder.
3. Whisk egg white and sugar to a soft peak and fold into the cake batter.
4. Line cake ring with baking paper and pour the batter into the ring.
5. Baked at 160C for 40minutes
6. Keep the centre of the cake a bit moist.
7. Place the cake on the cooling rack.
8. Before serving place a spoon of raspberry jam on the surface of the cake and top with fresh whole raspberries.

14 Comments

  • April 9, 2009 - 7:10 am | Permalink

    gorgeous .. perfect for easter season!

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  • April 9, 2009 - 2:48 pm | Permalink

    Looks very very very professional, hehe … I wonder if I will ever be able to bake like that one day =P

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  • April 9, 2009 - 2:59 pm | Permalink

    beautiful…

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  • April 11, 2009 - 1:22 am | Permalink

    So pretty and tempting! Mouthwatering!

    I love the look of your blog!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  • April 11, 2009 - 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Ciao ! Your new site is great ! I wish I could take a class with you !!! Great cake !!

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  • April 11, 2009 - 11:16 pm | Permalink

    Such a beautiful presentation, and fantastic combination of flavors!

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  • April 12, 2009 - 11:59 am | Permalink

    Beautiful cake!

    Yeah ah, how come my blog didn’t update your link? I got the correct address leh. Did you subscribe to RSS? What about other blogs?

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  • April 12, 2009 - 5:36 pm | Permalink

    Love your new site, and have to try this recipe…

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  • April 13, 2009 - 11:24 am | Permalink

    where can we get such fresh berries???

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    bigboysoven Reply:

    Not sure where to get in penang

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  • April 14, 2009 - 4:06 pm | Permalink

    love all the berries. but where can we buy fresh raspberry?

    between, is this recipe sweet?
    will love to try but scare it will be too sweet…

    ai wei’s last blog post..When mum is out of town 2: Yaki-Yaki Japanese BBQ Buffet Restaurant

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    bigboysoven Reply:

    reduce the sugar content a bit if you wish not to have too sweet cakes, try lar!you can get fresh raspberry at bangsar village grocery. :)

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  • April 14, 2009 - 4:07 pm | Permalink

    and hor…
    how many inches of the cake mould are u using?

    ai wei’s last blog post..When mum is out of town 2: Yaki-Yaki Japanese BBQ Buffet Restaurant

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    bigboysoven Reply:

    let me check and will come back to you asap!

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