This chocolate cake is very moist and delicious. It’s similar to a Sacher torte because it’s made using ground almond but it’s filled with raspberry jam and glazed with a super shiny mirror glaze.
Chocolate cake with raspberry filling and mirror glaze
- dark chocolate 70%: 250 grams
- unsalted butter at room temoerature: 200 grams
- icing sugar: 180 grams
- ground almond: 100 grams
- plain flour: 70 grams
- corn flour: 60 grams
- baking powder: 2 tsp
- eggs medium: 60
- Chocolate mousse
- double cream: 45 grams
- dark chocolate 70%: 150 grams
- double cream: 180 grams
- Mirror glaze
- water: 110 grams
- caster sugar: 190 grams
- double cream: 100 grams
- cocoa powder: 60 grams
- leaf gelatine: 10 grams
- water: 50 grams
- raspberry jam
- For the cake: melt the chocolate and set aside. Separate the egg yolks from the whites and beat the whites to stiff peaks. Cream the butter with the icing sugar until pale and fluffy then add the egg yolks one at a time at low speed then tip in the ground almond and the melted chocolate.Sift the flour, the corn flour and the baking powder and add them to the mixture stirring with a rubber spatula then, very gently, incorporate the whites a spoon at a time. Pour the batter into the baking tin, previously greased with butter and lined with baking parchment and bake in the preheated oven at 180° for about 35/40 minutes until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let the cake cool down then cut it in half horizontally and fill it with the raspberry jam.
- For the mousse: this mousse is important if you are going to use the mirror glaze because it will help you to create an even surface on the cake so the glaze will cover it smoothly. Melt the chocolate and set aside. Heat the 45 grams of cream to 80° (if you don't have a thermometer just watch the cream and when the first bubbles appear on the surface turn off the heat).Whip the 180 grams of cream to firm peaks. Now using a rubber spatula incorporate the heated cream to the chocolate until well combined, then fold in the whipped cream a spoon at a time.Use the mousse to cover the cake using a palette knife trying to create a very smooth surface. Once ready put the cake into the fridge for at least 2 hours.
- For the mirror glaze: soak the leaf gelatine with the 50 grams of water; in the meanwhile put the 110 grams of water, the cream and the caster sugar in a saucepan and bring to boil, then turn off the heat, add the cocoa powder and whisk well. Let it cool down (about 50°) and add the gelatine with its water, whisk well again to dissolve the gelatine then pass through a sieve and let it cool down.
- Use the glaze when it reaches about 27/29° pouring it onto the cake.