Cashew Cream Cake

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Prepared this cake for last night's party, a simple chocolate cake with ganache and cashew cream to bid farewell to 2018 and a great hello to 2019 :)

I had 2 different flavors for the cream layer, of vanilla and chocolate, but you are welcome to have only vanilla or chocolate only :)

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Step 1: Cashew Cream

This cream needs to be prepared in advance, about 2 hours for chilling if using the fridge, or 30 mins if using the freezer.

  • 3/4 c roasted unsalted cashew, soaked in hot boiling water for 5 mins, drain
  • 1/2 c almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp agar powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/4 c almond milk

Instruction:

  • Bring milk and agar powder to boil, for 2 mins
  • Pour into a blender, process with the rest of the ingredients and the additional almond milk
  • Chill/freeze as mentioned above

Step 2: Chocolate Cake

  • 2 1/2 c flour
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp BSoda
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 c water
  • 1/2 c oil
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla essence

Instruction:

  • Mix dry ingredients in a bowl, pour and stir in wet ingredients
  • Bake at preheated 350 F convection oven for 25 mins
  • Cool on rack, slice horizontally

Step 3: Ganache

  • 1/4 c + 1 tbsp almond milk
  • 3/4 c DF choc chips

Instruction:

  • Heat milk 1 min in microwave, full powder
  • Stir in choc chips to melt completely
  • Spread ganache on one of the cakes as topping

Step 4: Assembling the Cake

  • Once the ganache is set, slice the cake into portions, set aside
  • Take out the chilled cream from the fridge/freezer, whip for a minute or two then spread on the other half of the cake
  • Top the layer with cake slices, then chill for 30 minutes to an hour before serving (best served chilled).

NOTE:

For the chocolate cashew cream, you need to add 2-3 more tbsp of sugar and 1 tbsp cocoa powder before mixing in the blender, then chilled and whip :)

Step 5: Happy New Year 2019 Instructables!

May the new year be kind and great (meeeh, scratch that. SUPERB!) to us all :D

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    Nettiemac

    Question 7 months ago on Step 4

    What measure are you using for the cashews? Cup, pound, teaspoon?

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    klinongNettiemac

    Answer 7 months ago

    this is so odd, I thought i already answered this lol

    cup, fixed, and thanks :)