Who has not celebrated a birthday with chocolate cake? The most famous cake in the history of holidays and anniversaries It is one that is made with layers of cookies and chocolate, until reaching floors that could well envy the Empire State of New York.
Everyone we love to cook effortlessly and this no-bake chocolate, cookies and nuts cake is the queen of easy recipes.
For ten servings we only need:
800 grams of digestive biscuits or tea
100 grams (one cup) of lightly crushed dried fruits, walnuts or hazelnuts
200 grams of sugar (one cup)
60 grams of unsweetened cocoa powder (half a cup)
240 milliliters of water (one cup)
150 grams of butter
One teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)
120 grams of cream (35% fat)
120 grams of dark chocolate, chopped (4 ounces)
For the elaboration, We will follow these instructions:
Break the cookies into small pieces and leave them in a large container.
Heat the walnuts or hazelnuts in a non-stick frying pan to toast them lightly for about 5 minutes and stirring constantly. Then, you have to join the nuts with the cookies.
In addition, in a medium saucepan, add the sugar and the cocoa powder. It is stirred to mix and the water is added little by little, while stirring well. Then the butter is added and the mixture is heated over medium heat until it boils for about 7-8 minutes, stirring constantly..
Remove from the heat, add the vanilla extract (if you are using it) and let it cool slightly for about 10-15 minutes. This syrup is then poured over the cookies and nuts and combines well with a spatula or a large spoon..
Transfer the mixture to a removable mold of about 23 cm with the bottom lined with parchment paper. Squash well with the back of the spoon or with a spatula. Then, it is covered and refrigerated between 30 minutes and an hour.
To prepare the chocolate coating, place the cream in a small saucepan and heat until it starts to boil. Then pour it over the ounces of crushed chocolate and let it rest for a minute. Stir until smooth.
Pour the chocolate over the cake and spread it as a topping. Afterwards, it just needs to be refrigerated for about 3-4 hours or overnight before serving. If desired, can be garnished with roasted nuts.
You see that it is a very simple recipe and the final appearance is spectacular. In case you have any doubts about the process, here is the video with the step by step. Bon Appetite!
Source: Home Cooking Adventure / Photos: Recipe video snapshotsSummary Recipe Name The famous no-bake chocolate cake Author Name Ana Hache Published On 2016-06-02 Preparation Time 30M Cook Time 3H Total Time 3H30M