Being in lockdown when you could be drinking a glass of something delicious and enjoying a plate of food at Balans can be a little depressing. But you know what makes it less depressing? Chocolate cake. Lots of chocolate cake.
Our fantastic head chef at Balans No.34, Dragos, has been kind enough to share with us his coveted recipe for the most delicious chocolate cake you could possibly imagine. Filled with vanilla cream, drenched in coffee syrup and, of course, covered in a rich chocolate glaze, it is sure to impress and if you’re looking to indulge this festive season!
For the Sponge:
45g Cocoa Powder
90g Plain Flour
1tsp Vanilla Extract
120g Castor Sugar
Pinch of Salt
For the Vanilla Cream:
50g Corn Starch
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
For the Coffee Syrup:
For the Chocolate Glaze:
120g Dark chocolate 50% Cocoa
80ml Double Cream
Although this chocolate cake recipe might look like a labour of love, we promise it is TOTALLY worth it. So, to get started, the first thing you’ll need to do is make your Genoese sponge:
We would love to see your recreations of Drago’s recipe at home, so please tag @balanslondon in your posts or email the snaps of your chocolatey slices to us at email@example.com. Happy baking everyone!
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