Festive Sacher Cake

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Not the most traditional cake for holiday season, but you can never miss with sacher cake. Especially if you want to feed me :D. And it always reminds me of Vienna, a beautiful town I visited a few times in winter time. I’ sure you know where it is :). So yeah, this was supposed to be a recipe for a usual sacher cake, but then I accidentally spilled too much rum in the mixture and I decided to go with the flow and added a bit more rum than usual in the filling. Jack Sparow would love this cake. And my friends also liked it so it was gone in one day. I need to make a new one soon.

Ingredients:
6 eggs (split into egg whites and yolk)
120 g of butter
120 g of caster sugar (40 g for egg white snow)
120 g of plain flour
1 tbsp of baking powder
200 g of dark chocolate (100 g  for the glaze)
200 ml of rum 
5 tbsp of jam
100 ml of water
2 tbsp of sugar
1 christmas chocolate

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Melt 100 g of dark chocolate above hot water. Meanwhile, mix butter, egg yolks, 100 ml of rum and 80 g of caster sugar. When you get a smooth mixture, add melted chocolate. Make snow from egg whites and 40 g of caster sugar. All you have to do now is add snow, flour and baking powder. Pour in a cake pan and bake at 175°C for 50 minutes. When the cake cools down, you slice it in two parts and you need to do three things:
– mix the remaining rum with water (in which you have previously melted sugar) and pour it over parts of the cake
– melt the apricot jam and spread it around the whole cake
– melt the remaining chocolate and pour it over the cake.

Now all you have to do is to break a festive chocolate in small pieces and decorate everything. Fast to make and it looks great! 🙂

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Je t’embrasse

Pia

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