IMG_7830my ugly and dilapidated roof cake…
丑陋的屋顶蛋糕
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Recipe
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Dark chocolate cake (i made my cake in a L31 x W21cm swiss roll pan)
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Sugar syrup
75g water
65g caster sugar
1 tbsp rum

Buttercream recipe adapted and modified from Kitchenaid Instructions and recipes book
75g butter, softened
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
3 cups powdered sugar

Chocolate ganache adapted from Foodnetwork.com
8 ounces good semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy cream * i used whipping cream
1 tsp instant coffee granules

IMG_7834食谱
* 烘焙时量杯和重量换算,请参考链接

黑巧克力蛋糕食谱 (我用了长31 x 宽21 厘米蛋糕卷烤盘)
(食谱请按此链接

朗姆酒糖浆
水 75克
绵白糖 65克
朗姆酒 1大匙

奶油霜
软化黄油 75克
淡奶油 1/4 杯
香草精 1小匙
盐 1/4小匙
糖霜 3杯

巧克力淋酱
微甜巧克力豆 8盎司
鲜奶油  1/2 杯 *我用了淡奶油
速溶咖啡粉 1小匙

Directions/做法

– bake cake and allow to cool. meantime, prepare sugar syrup by placing all (sugar syrup) ingredients into a saucepan, heating over low heat. stir constantly till sugar dissolved. remove saucepan from heat
事先烘焙蛋糕,冷却当儿准备朗姆酒糖浆。所有糖浆食材放入奶锅,以小火加热,不停搅拌至白糖完全融化。离火

– prepare buttercream by beating butter till creamy, then add in whipping cream, vanilla extract, salt and 1 cup of powdered sugar. mix well, and then add in the rest of the powdered sugar cup by cup. adjust consistency by either adding more powdered sugar, or adding milk (by tablespoon) if buttercream becomes too stiff. set aside. do not chill
准备奶油霜 ~ 将软化黄油打发后,加入淡奶油、香草精、盐和1杯糖霜。拌匀后,加入剩余的糖霜。糖霜必须一杯一杯加入,拌匀后,才加入下一杯。如果觉得奶油霜太干,可适当加入牛奶(如需加入牛奶,请以一大匙一大匙加入,不可一次过加入太多)。准备好的奶油霜待用。不可冷藏

IMG_7802slice cake into 4 equal pieces
蛋糕分割成4等分

IMG_7803brush sugar syrup on top of one slice
在一片蛋糕上,刷上朗姆酒糖浆

IMG_7804spread buttercream on cake very carefully
将奶油霜小心地涂抹在蛋糕上

IMG_7806place a slice of cake on top of the above
repeat the process till you have a 4 layer cake
freeze cake for 30 mins
在以上(已涂抹了奶油霜)的蛋糕盖上另一片蛋糕
此步骤重复至蛋糕叠成4层为止
然后,将蛋糕冷冻30分钟

IMG_7807slice cake diagonally
将蛋糕斜切、分半

IMG_7808brush sugar syrup, and spread buttercream on the base of one of the cake (this base i am referring to is either the top or bottom of the original unsliced cake)
在其中一份蛋糕的底部(这就是原先还没斜切过蛋糕的上下部份)刷上糖浆,并涂上奶油霜

IMG_7810join both the cakes together
两份蛋糕合在一起

IMG_7811then, spread the remaining buttercream over the surface of the entire cake. freeze for 1 hour
将剩余奶油霜涂抹在蛋糕顶部上。 蛋糕冷冻1小时

– meantime, prepare chocolate ganache: cook the chocolate chips, heavy cream, and instant coffee in the top of a double boiler over simmering water until smooth and warm, stirring occasionally
蛋糕冷冻当儿准备巧克力淋酱。所有食材放入碗中,隔水加热搅拌至巧克力融化为止

– remove cake from freezer and pour ganache over the cake. chill cake for 3-4 hours before slicing and serving
蛋糕从冷冻库取出,淋上巧克力酱。蛋糕冷藏3-4小时后即可想用

Personal notes/温馨小贴士:

IMG_7829– this is the second time i am making this cake. i suggest using a long rectangle swiss roll pan if you like a “taller” roof. if you use a normal square pan, the roof becomes “shorter”
这是我第二次烘焙这款蛋糕 ~ 如果你比较喜欢“高”屋顶蛋糕,我建议象我一样,运用长方形的蛋糕烤模。如果你用普通四方形蛋糕模,你的屋顶蛋糕会偏”矮“哈。。

– the challenges i met with this cake is in the diagonal slicing, and spreading of buttercream. so do exercise some patience when approaching these steps
对我来说,制作这款蛋糕的困难在于斜切蛋糕及涂抹奶油霜步骤。所以哈,制作这款蛋糕,要有耐心、耐心、耐心哦

– don’t worry about the outlook of the cake during each step since it is covered mostly by buttercream, and in turn, by chocolate ganache. the crucial bits are to ensure an evenly baked cake, and that the diagonal slice is even
制作蛋糕过程无需费心蛋糕外观,因为最终蛋糕是以奶油霜和巧克力淋酱遮盖。我觉得关键在于烘焙出的蛋糕一定要高低均匀,并且斜切时也挺考功夫的

I am submitting this post to Best Recipes for Everyone #2 (Sept 2014 Event: Chocolate) hosted by XuanHom’s Mom Kitchen Diary
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(24) Comments

  • sharon (September 25, 2014)

    这个蛋糕我想做很久很久很久了,但是觉得多工,所以一直都没有做,嘻嘻!
    还是先看看和吃吃妳的就好。。。^^

  • Ling yuen chin (September 25, 2014)

    很美咧!

  • Qi Qi in the house (September 25, 2014)

    下次……下次再有卷断的蛋糕卷,还可以做拿来盖屋顶。哇哈哈~:P

  • Zoe (@bake4happykids) (September 25, 2014)

    Hi Victoria,

    You are very critical saying that your cake is ugly… I really have to tell you in the very Singaporean way… Where got??? LOL!

    Zoe

  • LY (September 25, 2014)

    What a cute cake!! And it looks yum!!!

  • Fion@轩宏妈 (September 25, 2014)

    哪里丑?好漂亮啊。。。

  • eileen (September 25, 2014)

    我看到你已经配好钥匙了,我可以住进去你的‘家’了,yeah yeah 太好了!

  • Mel (September 25, 2014)

    I love this chocolate house! So special till it needs two special keys to open it…… For all chocolate lovers……Im sure they will super like it!! (I been scrolling up and down looking at this roof cake….lovely)

  • Sally (September 25, 2014)

    被你的屋顶蛋糕吸引过来了,好特别呢。。

  • Jess @ Bakericious (September 25, 2014)

    Victoria, you are too humble, your roof cake is so pretty!

  • Irene Myme (September 25, 2014)

    这屋顶不是普通的漂亮哦。。。喜欢喜欢超喜欢!!嘻嘻~

  • May Law (September 25, 2014)

    亲亲啊, 这是你家的屋顶吗? 你好厉害, 竟然当起了建筑师! 呵呵

  • Esther Lau aka Copycake Kitchen (September 25, 2014)

    Ugly??? Not at all!!!! This is so creative and beautiful to me!
    See you at the roottop,hehehe…

  • Ann Low (September 25, 2014)

    This roof top cake looks pretty lah. Not ugly at all!

  • Doreen (September 25, 2014)

    Hi Vic,
    Where got ugly!!
    It\’s such a lovely chocolate roof top 😉
    mui

  • 婉婉下午茶 (September 25, 2014)

    丑在那??我觉得美美的,美到我想在你的屋顶唱周杰伦的屋顶啊!哈

  • Karen Mak (September 25, 2014)

    Hi Victoria, seeing your nice roof cake … it reminds me the Korea drama Rooftop Prince! Pretty chocolatey Chocolate Roof Cake !

  • Grace (September 25, 2014)

    我觉得挺好看的。给你的用心满分!

  • Rumbling Tummy (September 26, 2014)

    That is a fair bit of work put into it and I will be delightfully chomping it down.

  • Angie Ng (September 26, 2014)

    你家的蛋糕永远都那么有水准,还敢说丑讨厌。。。

  • lena (September 27, 2014)

    i dont think it;s ugly at all. at the same time, i think it;s a simple delicious choc cake with buttercream.

  • Cheryl - Bakingtaitai (September 27, 2014)

    Vic, how can you call this ugly, it\’s simply lovely, bet it tasted awesome too. Doubt I will attempt it as it\’s too much work and time consuming for me. Will just admire at yours, have a lovely weekend!

  • kitchen flavours (September 28, 2014)

    Hi Victoria,
    Your cake is certainly far from ugly! I think that is looks really nice! And chocolaty delicious too! I would make a mess if I tried making this cake! Thanks for sharing with CYB!

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