Layered Chocolate Cake

Happy Chocolate Cake Day!! 

chocolate cake
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It's always a good day to celebrate this day and now that you have your new KMix Mixer, it’s time to take it out of the box or cupboard and put it into action.

This time we have an easy and delicious recipe for all the chocolate lovers…Layered Chocolate Cake!, we’re sure this recipe will be one of your family favourites.

Serves: 12 people Recipe course: Cakes Total time (min.): 95 Complexity (1 to 3): 2

Utensils:

Ingredients 1 
Eggs  9 
Plain flour  525 grams
Caster sugar  525 grams
Butter  525 grams
Baking powder   6 tsp.
 
Ingredients 2 
Butter 400 grams
 
Ingredients 3 
Icing sugar  800 grams
Cocoa powder  120 grams
Milk  60 ml
 
Ingredients 4 
Milk chocolate  200 grams
 
Ingredients 5 
Cherry jam (You can change it for your favourite Jam) 200 grams
 
Ingredients 6 
Whipping cream  150 grams
Chocolate  150 grams

Method

Prep. (Before you begin) 
 
1- Cut the butter into cubes and leave at room temperature to soften.
2- Melt the milk chocolate.

Getting started

1- ​​​​​​​Pre heat the oven to 180°C.
2- Grease the round tins and line with parchment paper.
3- Fit the K beater to the machine.
 
Stage 1 
 
1- Add Ingredients 1 (eggs, flour, sugar, butter, baking powder) into the Mixer bowl.
2- Attach the Mixer bowl to the machine and fit the splash guard.
3- Mix on speed 2 for about 4 minutes.
4- Divide the mixture between the round tins.
5- Bake for 45 minutes at 180°C or until a skewer tests clean.
6- Leave to cool on a wire rack.
 
Stage 2 

1- Retrieve, clean the Mixer bowl and fit the K beater.
2- Add Ingredients 2 (butter) to the bowl.
3- Mix on speed Max for about 2 minutes.
 
Stage 3 
 
1- Add Ingredients 3 (sugar, cocoa powder, milk) into the Mixer bowl.
2- Mix on speed 3 for about 3 minutes.
 
Stage 4 

1- Add Ingredients 4 (melted chocolate) into the Mixer bowl.
2- Mix on speed 4 for about 5 minutes.

Stage 5 

1- Place one of the sponges on a serving plate. If the cake is domed slice the top to make it level.
2- Spread with half of Ingredients 5 (jam).
3- Spread a layer of buttercream on the jam. 
4- Place another sponge on top. If the cake is domed slice the top to make it level.
5- Repeat the jam and buttercream layers.
6- Place the last sponge on top. If the cake is domed slice the top to make it level.
7- Spread the rest of the buttercream over the cake in an even layer.
8- Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. 
 
Stage 6 
 
1- Add Ingredients 6 (cream, chocolate) into the saucepan.
2- Heat over a medium heat, stirring constantly until the chocolate starts to melt.
3- Remove from the heat and continue to stir until the chocolate has melted.
4- Transfer the ganache to a glass bowl and let cool. 
5- When the ganache is just warm, pour it onto the cold cake.
6- Serve.
7- To Serve. Decorate with cherries and chocolate.

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