How to Make Brigadeiro Cake
Bored of the same old chocolate cake recipe that your mother passed on to you? It is still good, but what about something different? Well, here is one for all of you hardcore chocolate fans. It is a well known Portuguese cake that is called “bolo brigadeiro”. In English you could translate it to brigadier cake. I know, it sounds strange. I think its name was inspired in the Brazilian "brigadeiro" chocolate bonbons, of which the cream is used in this recipe. I can also tell you that this chocolate cake is one of the best ways of eating chocolate as cake. It is not hard to do and the effort sure pays well, believe me. The ingredients are as follow:
For the cake:
100 g chocolate powder
1 tea cup of water
2.5 tea cup of flour with added baking powder
0.5 tea cup of cooking oil (or olive oil)
2 tea cup of sugar
For the cream:
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
150 g chocolate powder
2.5 tea cup of milk
50 g butter
Chocolate sprinkles for decoration
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So here is how to do it:
Start by dissolving the chocolate powder in water while warming it up until it boils. Then leave it to rest. Beat the egg whites until you get them firm. Mix the sugar with the remaining egg yolks and add the oil. Afterwards, add the dissolved chocolate that you prepared earlier and mix it all up well. Then, add the flour in small amounts while mixing everything together, and add the whipped egg whites in end, mixing everything so to have a uniform and creamy paste. Finally, pour the paste in a cake pan (I myself prefer a spring form pan) and then put it in the oven for about 50 minutes at 150 to 200 ºC.
Mix all the ingredients given, with no particular order, while warming the mixture until you get a thick sweet cream. After taking the cake out of the oven and while it is still hot cut the cake in two halves and cover one of them with the cream you just prepared. Then add the halves back together and puncture the whole cake surface with a fork and cover it all up with the rest of the cream. Last but not least, and while you try hard to resist, sprinkle the cake with the tiny chocolate sprinkles. And there you have it a nice, good looking and yummy chocolate cake.
One final note: It is best served cold. So let it cool off and put it in the fridge for a while before eating it.
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