Wednesday, December 4, 2002
Bite with Belkys: German Chocolate Cake
The Chef: Jimmy Fanning
The Restaurant: Bistro Las Olas
1103 East Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL(954) 523-9393
It's All About Chocolate Festival to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Ticket Information:
Thursday, December 5, 2002
The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
1 East Las Olas Blvd.
$50 per person
Ingredients for Cake:
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup german sweet chocolate
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 egg whites
Ingredients for Frosting:
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 egg yolks
1 1/2 cups butter
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/2 cups shaved coconut flakes
1 1/2 cups pecans
Start by melting water and german chocolate together in a saucepan. When it's done, set it to the side.
Next, mix the flour, baking soda, salt, butter, sugar and four egg yolks together and mix. Then add the vanilla, the melted chocolate and the heavy cream and mix again.
Now whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form and fold the egg whites into the chocolate cake mix.
Spray three 9 inch pans and bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.
While that's baking, make the frosting.
Start by pouring heavy cream, sugar, egg yolks, vanilla and butter into a saucepan and melt it over high heat, constantly stirring. Once it's all melted, add coconut flakes and chopped pecans and stir it altogether, then set it aside.
Now take the cakes out of the oven and let them cool.
Then frost in between each layer and around the outside.
You can try the cake at the "It's All About Chocolate Festival" Thursday night at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale --- all the proceeds from that event go towards the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.