Chocolate mascarpone cake with strawberries

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Chocolate mascarpone cake with strawberries

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Hello everyone! Today I have a really special post for you. I have been working on it for quite a while and I’m really excited that I can finally share it with you. So me and my friend Mino decided to challenge our baking skills trying to make one of Linda Lomelino’s cakes. For anyone who doesn’t know who she is, Linda is a swedish blogger and photographer that I’ve recently discovered thanks to Instagram. Her blog is called Call me Cupcakes and is one of the best blogs I have ever seen. She is amazing at setting up the background for her pictures, and her cakes look absolutely delicious. She is also a writer. She wrote two books I believe, one is called Lomelino’s Ice creams, which you can find online, and she also has another one coming up that I can’t wait to get my hands on which is called Sweet Food and Photography.

Last week was Mino’s birthday and we decided that we were going to make Linda’s Chocolate mascarpone cake with strawberries. This cake is heavenly. Just by looking at it your mouth will start watering. It is a two layers chocolate cake with Mascarpone frosting and strawberries. I must admit it was quite challenging to make, but I am proud to say that we pretty much nailed it!

Since this time I really wanted you guys to be a part of the process, I filmed a little video of me assembling and decorating the cake! I hope it is going to be helpfull for anyone of you who would like to try and bake this beauty. We also took loads of pictures at the baking process to make it even easier for you to recreate the chocolate cake. This is my first youtube video so please be kind! I am new to the whole filming and editing world, if you have any tips or tricks that you guys use to film or edit your videos please let me know!

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INGREDIENTS:

FOR THE CAKE

  • 130 gr flour
  • 20 gr cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 100 gr softened butter
  • 150 gr brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 75 gr melted dark chocolate
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 125 gr milk

MASCARPONE CHOCOLATE FROSTING

  • 250 gr mascarpone cheese
  • 30 gr cocoa powder
  • 40 gr powdered sugar
  • 250 gr heavy cream

DECORATION

  • Strawberries
  • Powdered sugar

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METHOD:

Heat oven to 175°C. Butter two 15 cm (6 inch) cake pans and then dust with flour and cocoa power.

In a bowl mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

Whip the butter and brown sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.

Add the egg, egg folk, melted chocolate and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.

Alternatively add to the bowl the flour mixture and milk ending with the flour mixture.

Divide the batter between the two prepared pans smoothing the top with a spoon.

Bake for 23-25 minutes or until a tooth-pick comes out clean.

Whip mascarpone, cocoa powder and powdered sugar until creamy.

Add heavy cream and whip to desired consistency.

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I can’t thank enough Linda Lomelino for this amazing recipe. I can’t wait to try some more recipes! I’ll leave you with my little video and some pictures.

Enjoy!

XOXO

Effe

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3BlkBkuIaw&w=560&h=315]

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7 Comments

  1. decisamente perfetto, complimenti

  2. momimio says:

    Foto stupende. Dolce divino..

  3. stupende le foto e la torta ispira molto

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