Two-Coloured Sponge Pudding (Zuppa A Due Colori)

Two-Coloured Sponge Pudding (Zuppa A Due Colori)

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This stunning dessert looks fabulous–and complicated–when it is assembled but in actual fact it is quite easy to make. It is very rich to eat, so serve after a fairly light main dish such as veal or chicken.
Servings: 8
Calories: 840

Ingredients
 

  • 2 x 20 cm 8 in Chocolate sponge cake, thinly sliced
  • 4 floz Chocolate-flavoured liqueur
  • 18 cm 7 in Sponge cake, thinly sliced
  • 4 floz Rum
  • 12 floz Thick custard
  • 10 floz Double heavy cream, stiffly beaten
  • 2 oz Dark cooking semi-sweet chocolate, grated
  • 4 oz Flaked hazelnuts toasted

for the chocolate cream

  • 1 lb broken into pieces Dark cooking semi-sweet chocolate,
  • 1 oz Butter
  • 2 floz Rum
  • 5 Eggs lightly beaten

Instructions

  • First make the cream. Put the chocolate, butter and rum into a heatproof bowl placed over a pan of simmering water.
  • Set the pan over low heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the chocolate and butter have melted.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time and, beating constantly, cook the cream for 12 to 15 minutes, or until it begins to thicken. Remove the pan from the heat and the bowl from the pan. Set the cream aside.
  • Place half the chocolate sponge slices in a layer on the bottom of a deep, glass serving bowl. Pour over one-half of the chocolate-flavoured liqueur. Using a flat-bladed knife, spread half the chocolate cream over the sponge. Place half the plain sponge slices over the cream and sprinkle with half the rum.
  • Spoon all of the custard over and continue making layers in this way, ending with the plain sponge.
  • Put the pudding in the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour. Remove from the refrigerator. Spoon over the cream, sprinkle with the grated chocolate and hazelnuts.
  • Serve at once.
Calories: 840 kcal
Carbohydrates: 72 g
Protein: 18 g
Fat: 54g
Saturated Fat: 26 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 235 mg
Sodium: 340 mg
Potassium: 486 mg
Fiber: 6 g
Sugar: 51 g
Vitamin A: 922 IU
Vitamin C: 1 mg
Calcium: 171 mg
Iron: 5 mg
Dishes Desserts
Cuisine Italian
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