Today was a special day, It was the birthday of my youngest cousin. Buying a gift for young ones is the most tough, specially if you want it to be something handmade.
After a lot of thinking I decided to make a cake for her. But I actually wanted it to be a surprise.
now the question was what kind of cake did I wanted to make as I am pregnant.
I don't have an oven in my house due to lack in electricity. India has hot weather so making frosting is also tough.
After doing some homework I decided to make ganache frosting and bake my cake in two layers in a pressure cooker.
I chose milk chocolate ganache frosting because it has a tendency to stay in shape and milk chocolate is easy to get in my small city.
I wanted to make something interesting for the topping. the idea of making kit kat chest popped in my mind. It was an idea I got from dessert designer book by dan.
I hope you like it.
Step 1: Total Ingredients
total (2 CAKES)
Maida ( all purpose flour) 1 & 3/4 cup
Sugar 1 and 1/2 cup
Cocoa powder 3/4 cup
Milk 1 cup
baking powder 1 and 1/2 teaspoon
baking soda 1 and1/2 teaspoon
salt half teaspoon
vanilla 1 tablespoon
oil half cup
hot ( boiling) water half cup
(i halved the ingredients to get two cake layers by baking separately as I don't have equipment for slicing equal layers )
FOR KIT KAT CHEST
6 kit kat (4 sticks)
1 piece mini dark chocolate for sticking
20 Gold chocolate coins
5-6 assorted fox candies
CHOCOLATE GANACHE FROSTING
cadbury silk chocolate 150 grams
heavy cream 150 grams
hershey minitures (optional)
Step 2: Cake Making
in the bowl add
now whisk well
In a strainer put,
Maida ( all purpose flour)
strain well to avoid lumps
and mix with spoon
fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients. add hot water. Pour the batter into greased pan.
Step 3: Baked Cake
Cool down your cake and trim the dome.
wrap it in the plastic wrap and place it in freezer to cool down further. This helps the frosting to stay.
Step 4: Making Chest
Melt the dark chocolate in microwave and use it to stick the kit kat sticks.
To make the lid, use one whole candy bar and 3/4 of another bar, broken at a perforation. Lay the bars on a piece of non-stick paper and brush the broken end of the 3/4 bar with melted chocolate.
Place the short end of the wafer bar brushed with chocolate against the short end of the standing chocolate bar. Apply a third candy bar onto the other end of the wafer bar brushed with chocolate, forming three quarters of the box. Repeat with a fourth chocolate wafer bar and fit it between the two open short ends to close the box.
Step 5: Ganache Frosting
i used jessyratfink ganache recipe using milk chocolate for my cake.
Step 6: Assenbling
follow the pictures.
place your 1st layer of cake.
add your frosting
place chocolate pieces
stack seconf cake layer
add more frosting
now place your kit kat chest
add your left over cake crumbles inside the chest
now add your gemstones( candies) and gold coins.
top with lid your cake is ready