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Chocolate Dream Cake

Five different kind of chocolate in 5 different layers—chocolate dream cake is a chocolate lover’s ultimate dream. Nothing is much more exciting than cracking the hard chocolate shell layer of this tin can cake to reveal the smooth and delicious chocolate surprise inside! Make this trendy chocolate dream cake at home using this recipe. Truly this delicious and delectable chocolate dessert!

CHOCOLATE DREAM CAKE

Chocolate dream cake became a hit nowadays, thanks to Instagram. Tin can cakes became a trend when the Le Sucre Lab’s released their chocolate dream cake. One thing that is unique with this dream cake is that it is served in a tin can, unlike the normal cakes which are delivered in a box. This cake looks fancy and gorgeous. The use of tin can made the dream cake extra appealing to the palate. With its fame, many people tried to make their own versions at home and sell it.

Speaking honestly, a chocolate dream cake is a bit of expensive relative to its size. To make a dream cake, you will be needing a lot of ingredients to make the oozing goodness of each of the chocolate layers. Making a dream cake from scratch is actually fun and exciting when you think of it. You can see how each layer come together as you assemble the cake in the tin can.

It was this random day when my Facebook marketplace started to display a bunch of chocolate dream cake sellers. Even my Instagram feed was filled of photos trying out this new trendy cake. Each and every cake looked so appetizing! I am so tempted to buy but seeing the price, I know I could make a better deal when I make it on my own. I looked for the dream cake recipe online and wow, not all recipes are similar. I tested out different layers to come up with this recipe.

A whole tin can of fun to share and with calories, we just don’t care! Kidding aside, this treat is almost made up of pure chocolate. Here is a nice reminder to give caution to the diabetics if they want to have a taste of this decadent cake. If you want an easy-to-follow guide in making the cake of your dream!

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE DREAM CAKE

Preparing a chocolate dream cake may take you a few steps but is definitely worth the effort. As mentioned, the chocolate dream cake is made up of 5 different types of chocolate. Each layer has a specific instructions for you to come up with the best one. Don’t be intimidated with the long list of ingredients and steps. They may look scary but are actually very simple.

Let’s start with the chocolate cake. If you have tried making a cake in the past, this layer will be an easy one for you. All you needed to do is to mix all the ingredients and make it a nice thick batter. Bake the batter to have a moist and decadent chocolate cake. Get your tin can and copy its shape to make sure that it will fit later. Cut the cake horizontally to have two parts. For each dream cake you’ll make, you will only need one layer of cake.  

The sugar syrup is a very simple one. Simply mix and heat equal parts of sugar and water to make have a sweet syrup. Using this recipe, you will have excess sugar syrup you can use for a lot of chocolate dream cake.

The pudding is a soft, creamy and thick chocolate. It stands between a chocolate sauce and jelly. First, make a mixture of all the ingredients in a bowl except for the milk and powdered sugar. These ingredients will be heated in a pot. Now, you will have two mixtures—the thick chocolate paste and the sweet hot cream. Mix them together using this hack. Thin out the chocolate paste by adding some of the milk. The now thin chocolate paste mixes easier with the milk, making sure that there will be no lumps. Mix the pudding mixture and stir continuously until you achieve a thick sauce. This will be thicker as it cools down. Transfer the chocolate pudding in a bowl and cover it with cling wrap. Ensure no air and the wrap must touch the pudding. Chill it until ready to use.

The last two layer are the simplest ones. For the chocolate ganache, simply mix chopped chocolate and hot cream. For the melted chocolate, melt some chocolates using a microwave oven. And now, all your layers are ready. Chocolate dream cake, assemble!

The most exciting part of assembling a chocolate dream cake is that you can see the layers you’ll be eating for later. Most tin cans used for chocolate dream cake are short, and you can only make one set of layers. Start by spreading chocolate ganache on the can. Add a layer of your chocolate cake and brush it with sugar syrup. Cover it with more chocolate ganache. Add a layer of chocolate pudding followed by melted chocolate. Finish the dream cake with some grated chocolate or cocoa powder. The last step is to chill the cake to harden the melted chocolate. You chocolate dream cake will give you a hard top layer and a soft and silky smooth inside. Serve chilled to satisfy your sweet cravings!

This recipe will yield a lot of excess layers. You can make a lot with these! Aside from eating for personal consumption, you can also sell these dream cakes for a good price! Your clients will totally ask you for more.

Chocolate Dream Cake

Course: Cake Recipes, Desserts
Servings

3

Tubs

Ingredients

  • For the cake:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour

  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1/3 cup hot water

  • ½ cup milk

  • 1/3 cup oil

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • For the sugar syrup:
  • 1/3 cup sugar

  • 1/3 cup water

  • For the chocolate pudding:
  • 2 cups of milk

  • 250 mL all purpose cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup powdered sugar

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • For the chocolate ganache:
  • ½ cup chocolate (chopped)

  • ½ cup hot cream

  • For the melted chocolate:
  • ¾ cup chocolate

Directions

  • For the cake:
  • Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder sugar and salt into a large bowl. Mix well. Crack two eggs and add the vanilla extract, buttermilk, oil and hot water. Stir gently until well-combined.
  • Transfer the cake batter in a round baking pan lined with parchment paper. Tap 3 to 5 times.
  • Bake the cake in a preheated oven using 160C for 30 minutes or until fully done.
  • Flip the cake in a cooling rack and remove the parchment paper.
  • Shape the cake according to the size of your tin can. Set aside the excess cake.
  • Slice the cake horizontally into two layers. Set aside.
  • For the sugar syrup:
  • Heat some water in a pot and add the sugar.
  • Stir gently until the sugar dissolves. Set aside.
  • For the chocolate pudding:
  • In a large bowl, combine the cornstarch, cocoa powder and the all purpose cream. Whisk until well combined. Add the egg yolks and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  • Heat the milk in a pot and add the powdered sugar. When it starts bubbling, turn off the heat.
  • Add the ¼ of the milk into the pudding mixture to thin it out.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture into the hot milk.
  • Heat the mixture using medium heat while stirring continuously until it thickens and large bubbles appear.
  • Transfer the chocolate pudding in a large bowl and cover with cling wrap.
  • Chill the pudding until ready to use.
  • For the chocolate ganache:
  • Place the chopped chocolate in a large bowl and pour the hot cream.
  • Let it sit for 5 minutes before stirring. Set aside.
  • For the melted chocolate:
  • Place the chopped chocolate in a microwavable container and melt in a microwave.
  • Stir and set aside.
  • To assemble the chocolate dream cake:
  • Spread some chocolate ganache at the bottom of the tin can.
  • Add a cake layer. Brush the top of the cake with the sugar syrup and cover with chocolate ganache.
  • Make a layer of the chocolate pudding and spread evenly.
  • Pour some melted chocolate.
  • Top with grated chocolate or cocoa powder.
  • Cover the tin can and refrigerate the dream cake.
  • Serve the chilled dream cake and enjoy!

Chocolate Dream Cake Recipe Video

Paano Magluto ng Chocolate Dream Cake (TAGALOG)

MGA SANGKAP:

Para sa cake:

  • 1 tasa ng harina
  • 1/3 tasa ng cocoa powder
  • 1 kutsarita ng baking powder
  • 1 kutsarita ng baking soda
  • ½ kutsarita ng asin
  • 1/3 tasa ng mainit na tubig
  • ½ tasa ng gatas
  • 1/3 tasa ng mantika
  • 2 itlog
  • ½ tasa ng buttermilk
  • 1 kutsarita ng vanilla extract

Para sa sugar syrup:

  • 1/3 tasa ng asukal na puti
  • 1/3 tasa ng tubig

Para sa chocolate pudding:

  • 2 tasa ng tubig
  • 250 mL all purpose cream
  • 1 kutsarita ng vanilla extract
  • ½ tasa ng powdered sugar
  • 2 pula ng itlog
  • 3 kutsara ng cocoa powder
  • 3 kutsara ng cornstarch

Para sa chocolate ganache:

  • ½ tasa ng chocolate (hiniwa)
  • ½ tasa ng mainit na cream

Para sa melted chocolate:

  • ¾ tasa ng chocolate

PAANO LUTUIN:

Para sa  cake:

  1. I-sift ang harina, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, asukal at asin sa isang malaking bowl. Haluin ng mabuti. Ilagay ang mga itlog, vanilla extract, buttermilk, mantika at mainit ng tubig. Haluin ng dahan-daan.
  2. Ilipat ang cake batter sa isang round baking pan na may parchment paper. I-tap ito ng 3 hanggang 5 times.
  3. I-bake ang cake sa oven gamit ang 160C ng 30 minuto o hanggang sa maluto.
  4. Baliktarin ang cake sa isang cooling rack at tanggalin ang parchment paper.
  5. I-shape ang cake gamit ang iyong tin can. Itago ang sobrang cake.
  6. Hatiin sa dalawa ang cake. Isantabi.

Para sa sugar syrup:

  1. Magpainit ng tubig sa isang kaldero at ilagay ang asukal.
  2. Haluin ng mabuti hanggang matunaw ang asukal. Isantabi.

Para sa chocolate pudding:

  1. Sa isang malaking bowl, paghaluin ang cornstarch, cocoa powder at all purpose cream. Haluin ng mabuti. Ilagay ang pula ng itlog at vanilla extract. Haluin ng mabuti.
  2. Painitin ang gatas sa isang pot at ilagay ang powdered sugar. Kapag nagbubble na, patayin ang apoy.
  3. Maglagay ng ¼ ng gatas sa pudding mixture para lumabnaw ng konti.
  4. Ilagay ang chocolate mixture sa mainit na gatas.
  5. Painitin ang pudding mixture gamit ang katamtamang apoy habang hinahalo ng tuloy-tuloy. Lutuin ito hanggang lumapot at magkaron ng malalaking bubbles.
  6. Ilipat ang chocolate pudding sa isang malaking bowl at takpan ng cling wrap.
  7. Palamigin ang pudding.

Para sa chocolate ganache:

  1. Ilagay ang hiniwang chocolate sa isang bowl at ilagay ang mainit na cream.
  2. Hayaan ito ng 5 minuto bago haluin. Isantabi.

Para sa melted chocolate:

  1. Ilagay ang hiniwang chocolate sa isang microwavable container. Tunawin ito gamit ang microwave.
  2. Haluin at isantabi.

Para i-assemble ang chocolate dream cake:

  1. Mag-spread ng chocolate ganache sa tin can.
  2. Ilagay ang isang layer ng cake. I-brush ito ng sugar syrup at lagyan ng chocolate ganache.
  3. Gumawa ng isang layer ng chocolate pudding at i-spread ito ng maayos.
  4. Maglagay ng tinunaw na chocolate at i-spread.
  5. Budburan ang ibabaw ng grated chocolate o cocoa powder.
  6. Takpan ang tin can at palamigin sa ref ang dream cake.
  7. Iserve ang pinalamig na chocolate dream cake at enjoy!

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