Festive Frozen Cake

Festive Frozen Cake

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This festive and easy cake is perfect for Christmas or any time you need a dessert that's quick and easy.
Servings: 8
Calories: 2635

Ingredients
 

  • 8 inch chocolate sponge
  • 8 oz unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 6 eggs separated
  • 8 oz dark chocolate
  • 3 teaspoons gelatine
  • 1/2 cup hot strong coffee
  • 4 tablespoons chocolate or coffee liqueur
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts chopped
  • 2 oz dark chocolate

Instructions

  • Split chocolate sponge through the centre.
  • Cream butter and sugar together and gradually add beaten egg yolks until mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Cut chocolate into small pieces and melt in the top of a double boiler or in a heatproof bowl over gently boiling water.
  • Cool and stir into butter mixture.
  • Dissolve gelatine in hot coffee, cool and add to filling.
  • Lastly, whisk egg whites until stiff and fold into mixture.
  • Place half chocolate sponge in spring-form tin and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of the liqueur.
  • Spread the prepared cream filling over and cover with other half of sponge, sprinkle with remaining liqueur.
  • Cover cake with aluminium foil and place in the freezing compartment of the refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes.
  • If desired the cake may be prepared to this stage 2 or 3 days in advance.
  • When ready to serve, remove cake from freezer and take out of spring-form tin.
  • Whip cream and swirl over top of cake. Decorate with hazelnuts and grated chocolate.
  • Note: If desired, chocolate may be melted and spread into neat, flat rounds on a greased baking tray. Leave until set, lift off with a spatula and arrange on the cream.
Calories: 2635 kcal
Carbohydrates: 461 g
Protein: 47 g
Fat: 68g
Saturated Fat: 33 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 909 mg
Sodium: 3765 mg
Potassium: 1033 mg
Fiber: 8 g
Sugar: 284 g
Vitamin A: 2182 IU
Vitamin C: 1 mg
Calcium: 549 mg
Iron: 24 mg
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