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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

Ashtray Birthday Cake

 Happy Birthday Marios!!!
A chocolate fudge cake with a rich chocolate filling and orange buttercream on top, covered with homemade fondant
I tried to create the marble effect on the ashtray. I used a different recipe for the buttercream this time. Instead of using icing sugar I used sugar syrup and this time I used egg-yolks as well. The buttercream texture and the taste were perfect, but it was difficult for me to apply it on the cake, since it was too soft.
Yes!  The cigar was made of fondant, and the ash was  edible silver and pearl dust. It looks real, doesn't it?


  1. I'm all against smoking and there is nt ashtray in my house.
    BUT - I'd LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE to have this ashtray anytime any day
    Wonderful cake!!

  2. Eww gross! Great job though, would be cool for a Halloween Party!

  3. I am sure that I know which Marios had his birthday on sunday.... and is the one with the cigar always in his mouth! At least now he had a sweek cigar! Efti mou looks great and the idea is really suitable for this case!

  4. Haha this is awesome my friend :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  5. I am against smoking as well but I would'nt mind a piece of cake though. The ashes do look like real. Great job again.

  6. This is so how you made the ashes :)

  7. This looks really good...the ash looks real...hopefully it tasted a bit sweeter though! ;-) How did you marble your paste? :-)

    1. Hi Laura, for the marbled paste I used white and grey fondant. Actually I used a bit of a black color paste to make the grey paste, and then I mixed it together with the white.


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