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Chocolate Pastry Cake Recipe

Chocolate Pastry Cake Recipe

How to Make Chocolate Pastries / The Best Chocolate Cake Pastry / Homemade Chocolate Pastry.

Chocolate Cake Pastry is a dream come true for me. Reji is a big fan of pastries. He will pose for a moment infront of the cake section in super markets or bakeris looking at those different yummy and colourful pastries inside the glass cases!! So once in a while I get these pastries for him while going for shopping. I could see several times his glowing faces while seeing these pastries, while unpacking shopping stuffs.. So, since long time this had been one of my wishes to make it and add it in the food blog one day..


 
I have always been interested in trying to make chocolate pastry, but was not quite brave enough to attempt it!!  Yes, now literally I made it. You know what, though it’s a long procedure, it’s worth the effort ... So, why can’t you? 


 
I recall now my mom making varieties of cakes and cupcakes and how we as children assisted her in the kitchen cores. When I made it on myself, this Chocolate Cake Pastry came out superbly better than what I had expected, which forced me to recollect my childhood!!



Pastry is having higher fat content. It is a shortened paste or dough of flour which is made from ingredients like, flour, sugar, butter, baking powder, milk and eggs.
 

A crazy week has gone by and another one on the way!! I had been posting onam dishes since many weeks as that festival was around last week. So thought of adding some sweet or dessert dish as my next recipe.


While hunting in my laptop, I happened to find this folder with all the images this week, which was in my draft for long time, say as old as few months!! After a long battle inside to select a recipe, I finally decided to go for this one. Since Christmas also is coming up in a couple of months, this would be an ideal time for posting the recipe, right? 


This is my third Chocolate related cake. The other two are Black Forest Cake and Chocolate Banana Cake. This Chocolate Pastry basically consists of layers of chocolate cake, decorated with butter cream frosting and on the top glazed it with chocolate glaze. Finally adorned it with icing and chocolate cigars..
 

Reji is a fan of chocolate and so he would indulge in anything where chocolate is one of the ingredients!! I am sure it would be an appropriate one for you too to celebrate your festival days and for suggesting it to anyone.. Your kids also would love it to its core!!

Here goes the recipe of Chocolate Pastry..

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Baking Time: 40 minutes
Assembling Time: 10 minutes
Chilling Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients for Making Chocolate Pastry:

Chocolate Base Cake – 400 grams. (I have used the same base cake of 
Black Forest Cake)
Chocolate Truffles – 50 Grams
Chocolate Cigars – for garnishing

For the Chocolate Sponge:

I have used the same cake base of Black Forest Cake. Refer Black Forest Cake to get the recipe.

Sugar Syrup:

¼ to ½ cup Water
5 tbsp. Powdered Sugar
2 tbsp. Rum or whisky (optional)

For Butter Cream Frosting:

Butter – 115 grams (1/2 cup)
Icing Sugar or Powdered Sugar – 320 grams (2 cups)
Milk – 2 tbsp.
Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp.

Bitter Chocolate Ganache:

Fresh Cream – 115 grams or 1 cup
Dark Chocolate – 200 grams
Unsalted Butter – 50 grams

For Chocolate Galze:

Dark Chocolate – 50 grams
Salt less Butter - 25 grams
Caster Sugar – 125 grams
Warm Water – 2 tbsp.
Vanilla Extract – ¼ tsp.

For Making Icing: (for garnishing)

Icing Sugar / Powdered Sugar – 1 cup
Saltless Butter – ¼ cup
Vanilla extract – ¼ tsp.
Milk – 1 tbsp.

Steps in making Chocolate Cake Pastry / Chocolate Pastry:

To get the Chocolate Base Cake or Chocolate Sponge Recipe,
click here.

Make the Sugar Syrup:

Mix ¼ cup of water and 5 tbsp. sugar powder well. Boil it stirring constantly and let it become little thick. Allow the syrup to cool down. If you are adding rum or whisky (optional), add it at this time and mix well. Keep aside.

For making Butter Cream Frosting:

Melt chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water until completely smooth. Take another saucepan and add in all the other ingredients. Combine it evenly. Switch off the stove and pour in the melted chocolate. Stir it until combined well. Let it rest for few minutes. If you want to add any colour, add at this point of time. (I used the left over bitter ganache which was there in my refrigerator; I just microwaved it for few seconds after bringing it to the room temperature).

Bitter Chocolate Ganache:

Take Chocolate pieces in a bowl. Keep it aside. Heat and boil the cream. Switch off the stove immediately when the cream starts boiling. To melt the chocolate, pour in this cream on to the chocolate and whisk until combined well. To melt the butter, add Butter pieces to this and again whisk it until you get a smooth consistency. Let it rest in the room temperature.

Chocolate Galze:

Melt the butter. Add all other ingredients and stir well until well mixed and smooth. As we made it for using as glaze, pour it immediately over the cake. If you let it sit for some time, it will thicken up in to a thick creamy frosting. So be quick at this stage. It’s better to do this towards the end, just before starting assembling pastries.

For Making Icing:

Take a medium bowl. Add in Icing sugar, butter, vanilla extract and milk. Combine it well by using a wooden spoon. If you want to add any food colour to tint icing, add it and mix well. Icing is ready now to decorate your pastries, cakes and cup-cakes. Quite easy!!

Assembling the Chocolate Cake Pastry:

Cut the chocolate base cake in to equal three layers. Sprinkle sugar syrup on both sides of the first layer. Spread 2/3 cup of Butter Cream Frosting on the soft layer of the cake in an even ¼ inch layer by using a palate knife on even thickness. Spread few Chocolate Truffles on top of this. Sprinkle sugar syrup on both sides of the second layer of the chocolate Base Cake. Place the second layer on the top of chocolate truffles that you already spread on the first layer. Spread 2/3 cup of butter cream frosting again evenly followed by chocolate truffles. Soak the third layer of the cake with the remaining soaking sugar syrup. Spread the remaining butter cream frosting.

Repeat the procedure for all the three layers of the chocolate cake. On the top of the three layers apply again the butter cream frosting. Drizzle Chocolate Glaze over Chocolate Cake Pastry and smoothen it with a palate knife.

Keep the pastries in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to firm up the icing. Slice it into 4 equal rectangular pieces.
Garnish with icing designs. For that, fix a star nozzle in the icing bag. Fill in the icing bag with the prepared icing. Pipe icing in the centre of one edge of the pastry. Place Chocolate Cigars to adorn it. Chill at least 3 hours before serving.

Chocolate Pastries turned out well and are ready now for serving.


My Recipe Notes on Chocolate Pastry
:

How to Make Use of Store Bought Frosting: (The one I have used here and NOT used Butter Cream Frosting). 

In a bowl take the frosting and add in icing sugar. With an electric mixer mix it for almost thirty seconds. If you are using a hand blender blend it till you get a thick consistency. Check the consistency with a knife or a spoon. You can add little by little, icing sugar say 1 tsp. or so, again and mix it if the consistency is not thick. And, if your frosting becomes too thick, you can add 1 tsp. milk and mix it to get the right consistency. Transfer this to a bowl and fold it well to get a smooth texture.

If you want to add food colouring, add at this point of time. I have added the left over Bitter Chocolate Ganache which I made for some other cake. Keep it aside.

• Make sure that the cake is completely cooled down before its decoration.
• Don’t overfill your cake tin, which will make the batter overflow. Instead, fill the baking tray only till ¾ th. It should not be more than that.
• I have used store bought Purattos Whippak. It is super convenient.
• You can use whipping powder also to make the whipping cream. In that case, mix one cup of cold water and 200 grams of whipping cream powder and whisk it for 3 minutes using a beater. Make a thick cream out of it. Then refrigerate the cream for about 15 minutes.
• You can make whipping cream in advance and can keep it in the refrigerator. That’s another advantage of whipping cream, which is of course a main ingredient of this cake.
• Divide your frosting in to 3 parts, 2 parts should be equal in quantity and the 3rd part should be double in quantity, I’e., the volume of both, the first and 2nd parts together.
• The quantity of frosting you need depends on how thin or thick you apply the frosting.
• Before icing, make sure that the cake is completely cooled down or else, icing would melt.
• To smoothen the icing on the cake, dip the palate knife in water and then spread icing with the wet knife.
• This cake will remain fresh for a couple of days at room temperature. Bring it to room temperature before slicing and serving.

Pictorial of Chocolate Pastry Cake:

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and the finals for serving..

Serve Chocolate Pastry.. 

Happy Baking

Cheers

Seena

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  • uma (2016-11-13 10:06:39)
    It sexy..loved d chocolate glaze.. Cud U please help me with eggless version of this pastry ? Thank U.. :)
    Seena Koshy (2017-01-22 23:44:38)
    Thanks a ton Uma. Of course. Happy to share it with you. Planning to add eggless version too as many have demanded it to me.. Instead of eggs, you can use Flax seed powder. Take 2 tsp. Flax sseed powder and mix in cup of warm water. 1 Egg = 1 tbsp. Flax seed + 3 tbsp. warm water. 2 Eggs = 2 tbsp. Flax Seed + 6 tbsp. warm water If you dont have flax seeds in the powder form and have only flax seeds, take these seeds and grind it in your mixer grinder to a fine powder. Add warm water to this and mix this powder. Add this mixture to the cake flour mixture. The rest of the recipe follow as it is given in the website.. Follow the website and you will get to see it soon.. :) Happy Cooking.. Seena.
  • Ritu Ahuja (2016-10-17 18:21:50)
    Wow!! It looks superb. Love it!! Yum Yum Yum :)
    Seena Koshy (2016-10-17 20:09:30)
    Thanks Ritu..
  • Benon (2016-10-05 11:05:51)
    I am a big fan of Chocolate Pastry. Your pastry looks yummy, soft and delicious! Thanks for the recipe.
    Seena Koshy (2016-10-07 06:10:07)
    Thank you so much Benon.
  • joe (2016-09-27 09:33:00)
    I would probably settle for two pieces of that cake :-)
    Seena Koshy (2016-09-27 13:11:36)
    haha, You are welcome to grab it Joe.. Thanks for dropping in here.. :)
  • Jolly (2016-09-24 00:39:35)
    WoW ! This is really heaven, just loved it 😍
    Seena Koshy (2016-09-24 04:44:45)
    You are welcome Jolly.. :)
  • Remya (2016-09-23 21:28:22)
    Wow...! This is heavenly chocolate pastry cake for sure...!! Feel to grab them.. :)
    Seena Koshy (2016-09-23 21:49:34)
    Oh really, thanks Remya.. :)
  • Gloria Fernandes (2016-09-23 16:04:26)
    looks amazing dear
    Seena Koshy (2016-09-23 16:16:50)
    Thanks a lot Gloria.. :)
  • srividhya (2016-09-22 22:37:16)
    this looks super awesome. Amazing. Loving it to the core.
    Seena Koshy (2016-09-22 23:58:49)
    Thank you so much Srividhya.. :) :)
  • Kushi (2016-09-22 07:52:08)
    This looks so moist and gorgeous. I am in love with this!
    Seena Koshy (2016-09-22 14:10:37)
    Thanks Kushi a lot.. :)
  • Ritu (2016-09-21 16:20:04)
    Hi Seena, So tempting. Want to try myself. Will contact you for guidance.
    Seena Koshy (2016-09-21 18:57:22)
    You are welcome Ritu. If you want to clarify something, please contact me at any time. Happy to assist you.. Its my pleasure.. :)
  • susan (2016-09-21 16:16:14)
    Wow. Look so mouth watering.
    Seena Koshy (2016-09-21 18:51:21)
    Thanks a lot Susan.. :)
  • PreethisCuisine (2016-09-21 12:14:01)
    Super tempting Cake!!
    Seena Koshy (2016-09-21 15:34:54)
    Thank you Preethi.. :)
  • beena (2016-09-21 08:09:22)
    Wow super tempting chocolate pastry.
    Seena Koshy (2016-09-21 08:17:52)
    Our favorite pastry.. Thank you Beena.. :)
  • Rani vijoo (2016-09-21 07:28:01)
    Wow! Perfect and yummy chocolate pastry Seena :-)
    Seena Koshy (2016-09-21 07:38:27)
    Thanks a lot Rani.. :)

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