Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you during this days, weeks and months we all are going through,- together 🧡
Today my oldest son is 26 years old 💙. It’s 26 year since I became a mammi for the first time in my life 🥰. And to every birthday for all of my 3 children I’m making a chocolate cake with a tasty “coffee- cream” in 🍪. It’s one if their favourite cake 😊.
This year, to my oldest son’s birthday it will be, unfortunately, a tiny little change with the chocolate- cake 🙄. Not because I really want to try something new, but because I didn’t manage to get all the ingredients for the “normal” chocolate cake.
If we haven’t been living in quarantine and with curfew I have probably manage to get all the ingredients, because then I could just try an other store, and an other store until I have got all the correct ingredients. I can’t do that know.
I can’t shop “necessary” food for a living in 4 different food stores. And at the moment I’m not allowed to “run” from store to store for finding the correct ingredients, and just buy the ingredients for the cake,- because they are not “life- necessary” or “necessary” food. It’s also a tiny limit for how much food I need and can buy, as well as actually also be able to save for a longer time. I don’t have unlimited with storage for food, and my son and his friend also have some storage place in my kitchen for their food.
I did try two different food stores, both was empty for the different ingredients I needed to have in the “coffee- cream”,- so then I needed to be a bit creative 😊.
To say I did made my own cake recipe for my son’s birthday cake is a thrut with modification. I did use the “normal” chocolate cake recipe for the cake- base, and did find an other recipe for the cream to have in snd over the cake 😊.
How successful it was, we do not agree, – me and these two young men. My son and his friend liked the cake and the cake base mix, and the cream of the cake was good and tasty together. For me it became a little too “powerful”, a little too much. But I’m not the biggest cake- eater in the world either, so I know I can be a bit critical when it comes to cakes 😊.
Do you want to try this “new” mix for our, me and my children’s, traditional birthday cake? I’m not sure what name I should give this cake, so I just call it chocolate cake with butter and vanilla cream. Because that what’s it actually is 🎂.
Homemade Chocolate cake with butter- and vanilla cream 🎂
The cake base:
4 egg whites and 250 grams of sugar are whisked together to the eggnog.
180 g wheat flour, 3 tablespoons cocoa, 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder. Mix it all in with the eggnog.
1 1/2 dl water or milk, and 150 g butter, melt together, then mix into the cake batter.
Lubricate a cake mold with butter. Pour the cake batter into the mold. Bake the cake at the bottom of the oven at 180 degrees for about 30-45 minutes.
The butter- and vanilla cream:
4 egg yolks, 1 cup cream, 175 grams sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar, about 150 grams margarine.
Egg yolks, cream and sugar are cooked to a thick cream. Must be stirred all the time, – elkers burn the cream firmly to the bottom of the pot. Vanilla sugar is stirred after the pot has been taken off the hob. Allow the cream to cool slightly before stirring in the butter. (I also had 1 tablespoon cocoa in the batter).
Divide the cake base in half, spread the cream over one part of the cake base. Lay the second portion over Spread the rest of the cream on top of the cake. Feel free to decorate the cake if you wish.
I didn’t even had or find different kinds and types of cake decorations on my food shopping trip,- but lucky for I did had birthday candles in my home, and a bit other chocolate. So I did try to decorate my son’s birthday cake as best as possible with some other chocolate I had in my home 🍫.
I think I’m going to make a new one to him an other day, the “traditional” one, and “stach” it up a bit better with some tiny bit nicer cake decorations. But I think that needs to be in a couple of weeks, or maybe even a month 😊. Hopefully I will manage to find the ingredients and also a bit more cake decorations in the food store at that time 😊.
We do like different things, also cakes 🎂. Maybe you will enjoy this cake a bit better then I did 😊? Any way, – the most important thing was actually that “the birthday- boy” did enjoy the cake,- and he really did 💙.
I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for dropping by my blog today too 🧡
See you soon 😊
It’s not always easy to find all the ingredients I need to bake a cake, or make some food now at days 😊. Special when I can’t “run” from store to store 😊. So today my oldest son got a new “touch” on our homemade, Norwegian and traditional birthday cake,- our favourite chocolate- cake 🎂. To be honest,- this was not one of my favourite cake 😅. But if you want to try it, – you will find the recipe in my post 🎂
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