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Despacito cake - the famous Brazilian chocolate and coffee cake

Let's make the delicious and famous Brazilian cake : The Despacito ! A cocoa sponge cake topped with a chocolate mousse.
Snacks
8 servings
25 min
30 min
25 min
Very Easy

Video

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Ingredients

8

Sponge cake :

Syrup :

Chocolate mousse :

Decoration :

Materials

  • 9 inches diameter springform pan

Preparation

  • Step 1 - Despacito cake - the famous Brazilian chocolate and coffee cake
    Chocolate sponge cake :
    Whisk the eggs with the sugar until doubled in size.
  • Step 2 - Despacito cake - the famous Brazilian chocolate and coffee cake
    Sieft the four, cocoa powder and baking powder in the bowl and then add the salt and combine with a spatula.
  • Step 3 - Despacito cake - the famous Brazilian chocolate and coffee cake
    Pour the batter in a greased springform pan and bake for 20 minutes at 350°F (180°C).
    Remove the cake from the oven, flip the cake and place it in the pan.
  • Step 4 - Despacito cake - the famous Brazilian chocolate and coffee cake
    Chocolate and coffee syrup :
    Warm the milk with the sugar, instant coffe and cocoa powder in a pot. Cook for 5 minutes when it boils. Leave to cool down.
  • Step 5 - Despacito cake - the famous Brazilian chocolate and coffee cake
    Chocolate mousse :
    Put the bowl, cream and whisk in the freezer for 20 minutes before use. Whisk the cream until it forms a peak. Melt the dark chocolate with the milk chocolate.
  • Step 6 - Despacito cake - the famous Brazilian chocolate and coffee cake
    Pour the melted chocolate immediately in the mousse and whisk until well combined.
  • Step 7 - Despacito cake - the famous Brazilian chocolate and coffee cake
    Using a skewer or a fork, prick the entire surface of the cake and pour the syrup all over the cake.
  • Step 8 - Despacito cake - the famous Brazilian chocolate and coffee cake
    Put a acetate ring (rhodoïd) around the cake. Pour the chocolate mousse on top of the cake. Smooth the top with a spatula and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Step 9 - Despacito cake - the famous Brazilian chocolate and coffee cake
    Melt some dark chocolate and trasnfer it in a piping bag. Cut a small hole in the piping bag. Immediately pipe chocolate lines on the mousse horizontally.
  • Step 10 - Despacito cake - the famous Brazilian chocolate and coffee cake
    With a skewer or a knife, draw lines upward and downward to form the pattern.
  • Step 11 - Despacito cake - the famous Brazilian chocolate and coffee cake
    There you are, your Despacito cake is ready !


Photos

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Comments:

28/08/2021

A famous Brazilian cake with a Spanish name?! They don't even speak Spanish there so I think there is room for improvement on the research phase.

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