Monday, April 16, 2012

Great minds think alike

What a co-incidence that I made salted caramel chocolate tarts a few days before I attended Chef Ryan Khang's demonstration about how to make a salted caramel cake. I would like to think that great minds think alike.

In my last post, I shared with you the recipe of the salted caramel, chocolate tart with coffee truffle. Everyone that had tasted it seemed to like it so I was encouraged to bring some with me when I went to see Chef Khang's event at Jaya Grocers Pantry the following day. When I arrived at the Pantry, there was a big crowd waiting for the demonstration. Before he started I said hello and told him that I had something similar to what he was about to demonstrate, but in a tart instead of cake and offered him one to try. He immediately took a bite and nodded with approval and said it is very delicious. YAY! The rest of the attendees heard that and asked if they could sample the tart as well. Since I still had two extra tarts, I cut them into small pieces and gave each of them a small piece to try. They all liked it and agreed with Chef Khang. Some even asked me for the recipe and I told them I would be sharing it on my blog, which I did. For those who miss my earlier post titled "She has a heart of a Buddha", and interested to get the recipe, click on the photo to go get it. It is free! LOL!



Then, a comment was posted on one of my older posts (titled "Wow I got Goosies"). It was from a reader who asked if I had been to the class, and asked if I would share Chef Khang’s Salted caramel chocolate cake recipe on my blog. She said she missed the demo so here is the recipe. All the attendees enjoyed the cake and if you are looking for a good salted caramel chocolate cake recipe, you have found it.

Salted caramel chocolate Cake
Recipe from Chef Ryan Khang


Salted caramel chocolate cake by Chef Ryan Khang



Ingredients:

120gm plain flour (sifted)
60gm cocoa powder
120gm ground almond
200gm corn oil
100gm dark chocolate
120gm brown sugar
8 eggs (yolk and white separated)
180gm castor sugar
2 tsp instant coffee diluted with 4 tsp hot water
180gm cream

Method:

Preheat oven to 170 degrees C
In a bowl, mix together plain flour and cocoa powder.
Mix almond with cream to form almond paste and keep aside.

Melt corn oil and chocolate in the microwave.

Mix together almond paste, melted chocolate, egg yolks, brown sugar and sifted flour.

In a clean bowl, whisk egg whites until foamy, slowly add sugar and whisk until stiff peak forms.

Fold 1/3 meringue into egg yolk and chocolate mixture. Then slowly add in the rest of meringue in batches, combine well.

Our the batter into a 9 in round cake tin lined with parchment paper and bake for 45 minutes or until inserted cake tester comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before removing from cake from cake tin. Cut into three tiers. (see video how to cut the cake)

Chocolate Ganache:

Ingredients:
370gm whipping cream
310gm Lindt dark chocolate

Method:

Bring the whipping cream to boil and pour over chocolate, then stir well and place in the fridge to cool down. Stir occasionally so ganache doesn’t get too hard.
Fill some ganache into a pipping bag with a nozzle and reserve balance for spreading on the cake.

Caramel filling:

Ingredients:
130gm sugar
50ml water
2 tbs dark corn syrup
60gm butter
60ml whipping cream
a large pinch of sea salt

Method:
In a saucepan, bring sugar, water and corn syrup over low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat and cook for high until syrup turns dark amber.

Remove from heat, add cream, butter and sea salt. Allow to cool completely before use.

To Assemble the cake:

How to slice the cake
video

How to fill the layers
video

Use chocolate ganache and caramel to sandwich the three layers together and to cover the top. Sprinkle the sea salt on the top. (The side of cake may be covered, drizzled, or simply left un-covered).

64 comments:

  1. Sad that I missed this demo too, but at least can still attempt it at home. LOL or wait for you to make it and hope for a slice. ;P

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    1. Ya, how come you did no come? You miss the "eye candy"! I mean the salted chocolate caremel cake!! hahahaha

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    2. Cos my mum couldnt babysit for me, so need to jaga anak. At least I also have a mini "eye candy" at home.

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  2. Salty goodness. Can try this recipe out!

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  3. Lucy, your cake look so tempting and yummy! Have a lovely week ahead.

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    1. Sonia, that i not my cake. It is a cake baked by a professional chef:D I wish I can make something so gorgeous like this. I know I will have a wonderful week and hope you do too.

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  4. Love the new look of your blog :D. The cake looks amazingly moist. m sure it must've tasted like heaven :D

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    1. Does that mean you have not visited me SO LONG? mmm... glad you like the new look of my blog. Yes the cake is AWESOME!

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  5. I also missed this demo... but thank you for your generous heart in sharing.. it looks and sounds fabulous... we should meet up one day!! =)

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    1. You are very welcome. Yes we should meet up. Don't just say. Let's do it! LOL!

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  6. Salted caramel chocolate Cake looks sinfully delicious.

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    1. Sinful indeed! but to die for!! Nevermind, I sin first then I pay for it. LOL!

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  7. That slice of cake certainly looks like something to die for... Drool! Drool! Next time, bake for me, k? Wink! Wink! LOL!!!

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  8. wahhhh...when u gona make for us..ehehhehe

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    1. Yes, I am going to try to make this cake, if successful, I will make one for you all. Then we can meet up and have tea. Maybe will only happen after I return from USA. Will keep you guys posted.

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  9. Veron....mmmmm..slurpping away from the screen...it looks so mouthwatering....your fault ! my keyboard is wet all over....:p

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    1. Elin, I accept responsiblity but you have to thank me. Time to change a new keyboard and a new screen! LOL!

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  10. A divine cake! Really irresistible and surely incredibly luscious.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    1. DIVINE is the word for this cake! KUDOS TO Chef Ryan Khang!!

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  11. Thank you Quay Po Cooks. You are so generous and so willing to share. Appreciate it greatly.

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    1. The initial intention of starting the blog QPC is to document my mum's recipe and then later I found there are so much more to share and it give me joy to. However, it is very heart warming to hear someone say they appreciate it greatly. Hugs.

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  12. Gosh, thanks so much for sharing this luscious recipe. Bookmarked it for sure. ((hugs)) I wonder when is Lucy going to make this cake! hehe....
    Hope you're having a great week ahead.
    Kristy

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    1. Hugs back Kristy. Me too, don't know when Lucy will have enough courage to make this cake. hehe

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  13. That is one great looking cake! I'm supposed to be on a diet but I'd totally eat a piece, or two, of this cake :)

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  14. hi quay po, though i never get to attempt the class, i can 'quite' get a picture how's this being done, you are genius..your step by step photos and instructions are very clear! so now you hv attended the class, time to make one! actually a little suprised to see that cap sauh tepung gandum here ..but i think i must not underestimate the power of that flour! me bad hor?

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    1. My dear Lena, it is good to know that the pictorial is clear and easy to follow. I am very happy to hear that. Me conducting the class? I don't think I have time to do that. Taking care of my biz and home plus blogging takes up all my time for now. What flour do you usually use? Chef Ryan said that is the flour he uses for most of his cakes and pastry,

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  15. wow, that is one beautiful and delicious cake!

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    1. Yes, it is, Chef Ryan did a great job.

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  16. Mmmmmmmm......yum! Salted caramel is one of my favourite cake. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    1. You are welcome Mel. So, when will I see your version?

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  17. The cake looks great!! Yummy looking!

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    1. The look and the taste live up to the reputation of the Chef.

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  18. I love salted caramel. It looks great.

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    1. This is one of Chef Ryan's masterpiece. I hope to see more.

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  19. Your process photos, Quay Po, your process photos! They always make me drool.

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  20. oh my holy delicious! it is funny you would both be thinking of caramel. ;)

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    1. It is not funny Teddi, it is because we both have great minds! hahahaha... Just kidding.

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  21. Salted Caramel chocolate cake? Hmm..so far I haven't tried any cake with salty and sweet taste in it. Interesting. Btw, I like how you present the pictures side by side. May I know what software do you use please? :D

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    1. You should my dear. I use the online photo editing software called "PICNIK". It is a fantastic and easy to use software but unfortuntely tomorrow is their lady day. They are closing down. I am so disappointed and now I gotto to look for a substitute. Will let you know when I find one that is equivalent.

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  22. Salty and sweet! That's a perfect play of taste. I love such cakes...

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    1. I am sure most people will find the combination of taste very appealing.

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  23. This cake looks delicious! I love chocolate cake!

    Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks for visiting and take time to leave your comment. I am sure chocolate cake is a crowd pleasure, even more so with salted caramel. You too have a wonderful week.

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  24. Salty now that's interesting! Would love to try this!

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    1. Oh do try this recipe. You will be please with the result.

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  25. Wow! this looks absolutely incredible! I love the sweet-salty combination!

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  26. So the cake will taste salty-sweet ?

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    1. Yes, it does and it is very pleasing to the palette.

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  27. thanks for the wonderful sharing haha. got any cakes which is taste less sweet in your recipi? XD

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    1. Yes, try my carrot cake. You can reduce the amount of sugar if you want it less sweet. I did that before and still taste very good for those who prefer it less sweet.

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  28. Oh gosh! These cake looks so tempting & heavenly! And with salted caramel too, my favorite !! I'm glad that I've stopped by & drool a bit! I love to have a couple of slices of these divine cake! Lovely treat! YUM! :)

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