How to make it

  • Cake:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and line with parchment paper, a 23 x 5 cm loose bottomed baking pan. Set aside.
  • In a stainless steel or heatproof bowl place the chopped chocolate and cocoa powder. Pour the boiling water over the chocolate and cocoa powder and stir until they have melted. Set aside to cool while you make the batter.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk to combine, the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of your electric mixer, cream the butter. Gradually add the sugar and continue beating until the mixture is fluffy (this will take about 3-5 minutes). Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the vanilla extract and melted chocolate mixture and beat to combine.
  • Add the milk and flour mixtures in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Beat only until the ingredients are incorporated.
  • Pour the batter in the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake for about 35 - 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool for about 10 minutes. When completely cooled, split the cake in half horizontally; place one half in the same baking pan after you have washed it and save the other half for another use.
  • Caramel:
  • Heat the sugar over medium heat till it all dissolve and turn golden color, add the butter in small pieces stirring with a wooden spoon, add the cream in a steady stream so slowly while stirring. Pour the caramel in the pan and keep aside till cooled.
  • Topping:
  • In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, mix the cream and the chocolate stirring till all chocolate melts. Cool slightly. Leave 1 hour in room temperature. Whisk till thickened slightly
  • Assembly:
  • Put back the cake layer in the same spring form pan after you washed it and pour the cooled caramel over, sprinkle with walnuts praline. Leave to harden in the fridge, covered.Pour chocolate topping over caramel and chill 4 hours. Sprinkle some grated chocolate over top and loosen fro pan.
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  • sugarmama 7 years ago
    Looks sooo yummy... 'wish I can sample a slice... can't wait to create 1 myself. How is it doing in your shop?
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  • moss52 9 years ago
    Mmmmmmmm! Dangerous! Would you just mail me a slice of this?! ;o)

    The recipe does sound a bit long, but oh so worth it!

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    " It was excellent "
    vivian ate it and said...
    I have to make this too!
    Why are you doing this to me Ahmed? :-)

    Can I use Flaked Almonds for the praline and adding to the caramel as I don't like walnuts?
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  • liezel 10 years ago
    I'm in love..
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    " It was excellent "
    iffyo ate it and said...
    gosh! again, another wonderful chocolate recipe!n great combination!thanx
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  • michelle73 10 years ago
    Oh this looks and sounds divine!
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    " It was excellent "
    ambus ate it and said...
    Your recipe sounds so good. I have to try it soon.Surely this weekend...Thanks for sharing this with us.
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  • pat2me 10 years ago
    OK, now that I've seen this, you know I'm going to have to make it!
    This looks AWESOME! Nice job, Ahmed!
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  • rosemaryblue 10 years ago
    What a wonderful, delightful combination! I know this cake is full of delicious flavor with every melt-in-your-mouth bite!
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