How to make it

  • Place half of the split cake in a loose cake ring on your serving platter and set aside.
  • Make the profiteroles first:
  • Grease and flour a baking sheet. Combine water, salt, butter and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Add flour and baking powder all at once. Cook, stirring vigorously until mixture leaves sides of pan, about 1 minute. Remove from heat. Turn into a large bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition until smooth and shiny. Let cool.
  • Drop batter by spoonfuls in 2 inch rounds onto prepared baking sheet or squeeze through a decorating bag with large round tube. Bake on middle oven rack at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes. Make a small hall on each immediately after baking. Let cool.
  • Make filling:
  • Whip cream with the powder sugar until soft peaks. Mash the banana with the rest of the powder sugar and fold into the cream. Place the filling into a piping bag fitted with a long thin nozzle and pipe each profiteroles cookie with the filling. Put in the fridge while you make the sugar glaze.
  • Sugar glaze:
  • Mix sugar and water on a medium saucepan and stir over a medium heat until sugar melts. Let cool slightly and use to coat each cookie on the top. Sprinkle with the crushed hazelnuts. Put in the fridge while you make the chocolate topping.
  • Chocolate topping:
  • Heat the heavy cream over low heat until simmering point then pour over the chopped chocolate. Stir until melted. Add the butter and stir again. Let cool completely stirring occasionally until thickened.
  • Assemble the cake:
  • Spread whipped cream over chocolate cake half. Arrange enough profiteroles cookies to cover all the surface pressing lightly over them. Pour the thickened chocolate topping over them. Give the cake ring a shake to evenly distribute the chocolate mixture. Arrange 7-8 profiteroles cookies over the top pressing lightly over each. Chill for 4-5 hours. Sift cocoa powder over the top and score into wedges.
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  • MistressMaddie 4 years ago
    My hat is off to you sir! You are quite amazing in your ideas and I cant wait to make all of what you have put out there. Congrats on all your accomplishments!
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  • wiggly 5 years ago
    It looks fabulous. I stumbled across this when I was looking for recipes that use profiteroles in cakes. This one that you made, it also has profiteroles in between the two cake layers in addition to the ones on the top right?
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    " It was excellent "
    angieaugusta ate it and said...
    great job!loved it...wounderful&looks delicious...
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    " It was excellent "
    vivian ate it and said...
    WOW! ....WOW!......WOW!
    How is it that you get better ...and...better?
    You can't be human..
    Thats it... I have got it..
    You are from the planet... MARS.. BAR..LOL :-)
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    " It was excellent "
    pat2me ate it and said...
    Peeta's right......you need to be published.....may I buy an autographed copy? You're going to be famous!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    I have to agree with Peeta,we definitely need to help you with a publisher......:}
    was thinking of a reason to make this cake...can't i make it for just been blessed with contentment and happiness...............:}
    Mumtaz
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    " It was excellent "
    ambus ate it and said...
    Oh my goodness...How inventive!Looks really gorgeous!You are so creative,Ahmed!
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    I'm going to come to Egypt one day and ask where is Ahmed....Everybody should know YOU and these fantastic recipes!!! Beautiful!
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    " It was excellent "
    cholena ate it and said...
    This is something you have ......... after a heavy meal , chit chating with ur loved ones and savouring the moments along with this cake : 0 )
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  • babytkakes 7 years ago
    Oh wow!!! I cant take much more. I would love a slice right now. Beautiful cake Ahmed!
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    " It was excellent "
    liezel ate it and said...
    Great, excellent, wonderful,divine,yummy,amazing, mouthwatering,beautiful,exquisite, MASTERPIECE!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    my friend you out did yourself on this one... it's beautiful and so imaginative... not to mention yummy.... we need an all out effort to find you a publisher.!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    I can´t believe this, this is too much Ahmed, too much talent, great effort and creativity, thanks for all.
    Magali
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    I love your pictorial presentations, my friend. Now, if I could only have a slice...I'd be in profiterole heaven. Thanks always for your artistry and dedication to beautiful desserts. :) Vickie
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  • rosemaryblue 7 years ago
    Thank you for your "little imagination" in creating these beautiful and wonderful cakes! And most of all, thank you for sharing it with others. Sharing our talents and gifts with others is eternal! Ahmed, this cake is beautiful and I know that it is delicious. :)
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    The pictures are amazing as always, shows how hard you work, doing something you love.The recipe sounds and look, fantastic.
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