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Chocolate Cake with simple syrup (Easy to Make)

Chocolate Cake with simple syrup (Easy to Make) Super easy to make, this chocolate cake stay moist even after several days.  The day before I created this recipe I had some simple syrup left from the baklava I made, so I decided instead of using it in making another sweet with phyllo pastry, to make a cake.  I urge you to try it and leave a comment on the post below. Simple Syrup Ingredients 3 glasses of water 3 glasses of granulated sugar 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 sachet of vanilla sugar (or 1 tbsp of vanilla extract) Cake Ingredients   900ml simple syrup (hot) 1 cup fresh hot black coffee (1 cup water, 1 tbsp granulated coffee) 400gr dark chocolate couverture buttons,  (at least 60% cocoa) 250gr salted butter, cut into small cubes 5 large eggs, lightly bitten 520gr plain flour sifted with the following ingredients 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tsp baking powder 1 sachet of vanilla sugar (or 1 tbsp of vanilla extract) Simple Syrup Preparation Method 1. In a large saucepan add the

Piano Cake


This cake was made for a teenage girl called Petroula.  Petroula plays the piano so she asked for a cake to remind her of her favorite instrument, but she did not want the usual piano shape.  So I came up with this idea.  She really liked it a lot, actually she was very excited with her cake.


It took me approximately 2½ hours to decorate it.  It weighted about 6kg and both cakes were covered twice with fondant.  The piano keys were all measured and cut on the same size and they were attached to the 1st fondant layer with a touch of water.


The letters and music notes were made with vegetable fresh cream. I find that this kind of cream always stands better on fondant but I never use it alone on cakes. Icing sugar and fresh cream is also added to the vegetable cream.

You can use any type of cake that you like. On this particular one I made a mixture of plain buscuits with cocoa powder, butter, sugar and eggs. Brandy was added at the end, which gave the cake a superb taste and smell.

I hope that you like this cake. Suggestions are welcomed…!

Comments

  1. Lovely. What great colors and style. That pink's a real beauty.

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  2. What a creation you have here, so unique looking cake!

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  3. Wow.. I just love all your cakes.. Nice color and presentation..

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  4. I'm very fond of brandy in cakes too, makes everything festive. Love the shape too, very original, you can't buy this in a shop.

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  5. Beautiful! Too bad you don't live closer - we could open a cake shop! :)

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  6. Wow, you are very talented. That's an amazing cake!

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  7. What a beautiful cake... great job!

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  8. Wow, what an incredible cake!!! I'm sure Petroula was thrilled!

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  9. Very impressive! Looks wonderful.

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  10. Very clean work. Great piping for your letters and music notes!

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  11. what a gorgeous and original idea for a piano cake! I love the colour too...Theresa

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  12. That is really neat - very clever and different :)

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  13. Hi! Greetings from Cookism blog! :) I am Shu Juan and thanks for visiting my blog!

    It's a really neat and beautiful cake! :)

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  14. Wow... this is awesome. Luv all your cakes.

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  15. love the colors on this. -Shumaira Yasmin

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