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Ina Paarman’s Chocolate Tiramisu Cake

  • 35 min
  • 35 min
  • 12
  • Medium
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Recipe Ingredients

CHOCOLATE-CAKE LAYERS
  • butter, to grease
  • 1 x 650g Ina Paarman’s Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 3 extra-large eggs,room temperature
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp coffee granules to make 1 cup of hot black coffee
  • ¼ cup coffee liqueur (to be sprinkled over baked cake layers)
TIRAMISU FILLING
  • 2 x 90g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 4 tsp good-quality coffee granules
  • 2 tbsp boiling water
  • 1½ cups fresh cream
  • 250g mascarpone or cream cheese
  • ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup coffee liqueur
OPTIONAL GARNISH
  • 50g dark chocolate
 

Recipe Directions

  1. Adjust oven rack to the middle position.
  2. Preheat oven to 180°C. Butter two 22cm cake pans and line the bases with baking paper.
  3. Mix cake according to package instructions.
  4. Divide mixture between the two pans. Level the tops.
  5. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Leave the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes.
  6. Turn cakes out onto a cooling rack and leave until cold.
  7. Cut each cake horizontally through the middle to form two layers.
  8. For the tiramisu mixture, place the chocolate in a bowl, over another bowl with hot water, and leave to melt slowly.
  9. Dissolve the coffee granules in the boiling water. Leave to cool.
  10. Whip the cream until stiff and blend in, on slow speed, the mascarpone, condensed milk, melted chocolate, coffee liqueur and cooled coffee.
  11. On a cake stand, place one layer of the chocolate cake and sprinkle with a little of the coffee liqueur.
  12. Spread ¼ of the tiramisu mixture over one layer of the cake.

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