Kitchen Corner

October 15, 2009

Dome Cake

Do you have any leftover sponge cake? Or, unsuccessful baked sponge cake? Give it a twist to a little treat for your guests. I don't have any leftover sponge cake so I purposely bake a plain and chocolate sponge cake to experiment the recipe. I didn't follow exactly from the recipe book but using my little baking knowledge to complete this dessert.
The texture turn out quite nice with the combination of sponge cake, custard, toasted almond, chopped dark chocolate and covered with melted chocolate for the coating. Then, let it stand nicely on top of a piece of cinnamon cookies. I didn't manage to make it as pretty as the picture from the book. I think I need more practice and patient for coating the cakes. Anyway, this is something special and definitely will make it for a party. Recipe makes 10 pieces: 180g plain sponge cake 180g chocolate sponge cake 115g homemade custard 115g chopped dark chocolate 40g toasted almond nibbed 50g raisin soaked with brandy or rum 150g melted dark chocolate for coating For the cinnamon cookies: 40g butter 36g caster sugar 12g eggs 76g plain flour 4g cinnamon powder Methods:
  1. For the cinnamon cookies, beat the caster sugar with butter then add in eggs. Fold in flour and cinnamon powder until a soft dough. Cling wrap the dough and let it sit in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  2. Roll out the dough about 5mm and use a 6cm round cutter to cut out 10 pieces.
  3. Place on a baking tray with baking paper attached and bake in the 180C preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Let is sit on the tray for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool down.
  5. For the cake dome, use hand to break the sponge till a bread crumbs consistency.
  6. Combine the custard, chopped chocolate, almond nibbed and raisin with the remaining brandy or rum.
  7. Lightly press the mixture together to make the shape. Pour some melted dark chocolate to coat the cake.
  8. Place it on a piece of cinnamon cookie and chill in the fridge until ready to serve.


martina said...

what a beautiful idea! They're so cute!It seems a very sofisticated dessert, a professional one, but it remains quite a simple and quick preparation. The little red heart gives a romantic touch, too.

Food For Tots said...

From the first glance, it looks like ferrero rocher. Looking at the list of ingredients used, I'm sure it tastes heavenly. Definitely a great dessert for the guest.

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Grace, your cute little dome cakes look so delicious! I really admire your skills and patience, looking forward to your next bake ;)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

What special looking cakes! Can imagine the multiple flavor and texture in this dome cake...nice! And the best part is the chocolate coating, haha! Yes, definitely good for parties.

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi Martina,
Thanks for your lovely words, without the red loves the cakes look very boring as I didn't coating it with chocolate nicely.

Hi Food For Tots,
Oh yea, I think if shape it into round balls will look like ferrero rocher. Thanks for your lovely words!

Thanks my master chef! Your words come very encouraging for me. Hopefully will make it better next time. Cheers!

Hi Honey Bee Sweets,
Thank you! I think it would be nice for x'mas party. May be decorate it with some white snow :)

Delphine said...

Hi Grace,
What a lovely cute little cake, very good handwork, so much patient to do it. By the way, you mentioned that you only used a Kitchenaid dough hook to do the bread dough & not a breadmaker, do you mind letting me know the model of your kitchenaid mixer as I noticed there are several model. TQ.

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi Delphine,
Thanks! This cake really need some patient but I don't have that's why it didn't turn out very nicely. I'm using KitchenAid KPM50 you could check out the link below:

Delphine said...

Hi Grace,
Good morning, thank you so much for your kind reply, really appreciate, at least I know the model. Thanks once again.

Talita said...

Thank you so much for the idea!! Today I bake a unsuccessful cake, I'll try this!! Looks yummy!!

Olivia said...

wow these must be jewels and gems to the taste buds : )