|Happy B'day To Me|
About your life, and its future direction.
You see where you've been when you look at the past;
Most of it's great; you had quite a blast!
Will it be just the same? Will there be a new door?
Remember this, as you blow out the last candle:
Life holds no challenge that you cannot handle.
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 stick butter / 1/2 cup
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup boiled & pureed beetroot
- 3 eggs
For Avocado sweet Cream:
- 1 avocado scooped
- 4 tablespoons confectioners sugar
- 2-3 tsps heavy cream or half & half
- 1 tsp of cardamom powder
For the chocolate ganache frosting:
For the cake/ start by mixing dry ingredients , flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder & baking soda together. Keep aside.
Beat the butter & sugar together until light & fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time & beat until fully incorporated.
Start adding the dry ingredients 2 tablespoons at a time & mix well until all the dry mix is well incorporated.
Add the beetroot puree and mix well.
Bake on 350 degree F ( this batter will make 3 cakes, 2 small ones in a mini cake pan that have been stacked to make this one small cake & one big in a 9 inch cake pan. The 2 small ones were done in 20 mins & the large one in 45 mins)
For the avocado sweet cream , scoop the avocado & puree in a mixer blender with 4 tablespoons of sugar & a tsp of cardamom powder. If it looks too thick add a tsp of half & half or heavy cream & prepare it to a piping consistency.
For the chocolate ganache , break the chocolate into small pieces & put it in a bowl. Heat 2 tablespoons of heavy cream in a pan or microwave & pour it onto the chocolate & stir until the chocolate melts & it becomes a chocolate sauce. let it cool a little before pouring it onto the cake.
Assemble the cake:
The small cake pan has an indentation in the centre & hence it leaves a hollow centre in the cake.
Fill the hollow centres of the 2 cakes with avocado sauce & stack them, pour chocolate ganache on top starting from the centre of the cake & let it just flow down. Decorate as you desire.