White chocolate gâteau

Recipe from: 10/1/1997 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 13
Servings 0
Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 225
    g
    butter, softened
  • 225
    g
    castor sugar
  • 4
    large eggs
  • 225
    g
    self-raising flour
  • FILLING
  • 100
    g
    dark chocolate
  • 300
    ml
    cream
  • 15
    ml
    dark rum
  • TOPPING
  • 200
    g
    white chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 450
    ml
    cream
  • 30
    ml
    dark rum
  • 5
    ml
    cocoa powder
 

Method

50 minutes
 
1. Cream butter and sugar until light. Beat in eggs with 4 T flour. Fold in remaining flour with a metal spoon. 2. Spoon mixture into a deep, lined and greased, 20 cm cake tin. 3. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 ºC for 50 minutes, or until risen and firm to the touch. Turn on to a wire rack to cool, then slice horizontally into 3 layers. 4. FILLING: Melt chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Remove from heat and cool for 10 minutes. 5. Whip cream and rum until just peaking, then stir in melted chocolate. Use to sandwich cake layers together. 6. TOPPING: Melt white chocolate and pour on to a clean board. Smooth surface with a palette knife and leave to set. 7. Meanwhile, whip cream and rum until thick, then spread over cake to cover. Chill cake until ready to decorate. 8. Once white chocolate has set, make chocolate curls using a palette knife. With one hand on the handle and the other at the tip of the palette knife, carefully pull the knife through the chocolate towards you, pressing down to make a curl. Repeat action until you have enough curls to cover cake. 9. Lightly press some of the smaller curls on to the sides of the cake, then pile the larger ones on top. Dust the cake with cocoa powder and serve. Makes a 20 cm cake.
 

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