Monday, 18 January 2016

Vanilla Cake with Fresh Fruit Compote, Chocolate Ganache and Fresh Fruits

Vanilla Cake with Fresh Fruit Compote,  Chocolate Ganache and Fresh Fruits

Basic Egg less Vanilla Cakes   
Ingredients
1 cup All purpose Flour
1/2 cup Powder Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1/2 cup Oil
2 tsp Vanilla extract
1 cup Milk + 1 tbsp Vinegar ( Mix)
    OR
1/2 cup Curd + 1/2 cup Milk ( Mix )

Method
In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Keep it aside. Take oil and sugar. Beat it well till the sugar in cooperates with the oil. Add vanilla essence and Milk vinegar OR Milk Curd. Beat it once more. Add the flour mix 1/2 cup  at a time and beat it until  you get a thick batter. If the batter is too thick then add 1 or 2 tbsp milk. The batter should be thick dropping concestency. Grease the baking tin. Fill in 2/3 rd of the baking tin. Bake at 180 degrees for 25 minutes or till done. Insert a toothpick and if it comes out clean it is done. Cool the cake completely and frost with  favorite frosting.

Fresh Fruit Compote
Ingredients
1/4 cup of Red Grapes chopped
1/4 cup of Strawberries chopped
1/4  of the Pineapple chopped
1 Kiwis chopped
2 tbsp of Sugar
1 tbsp  of Honey
Pinch of Salt

Method
Take a pot.. Add Sugar, Salt, Honey and all the fruits. On a low flame, stir and cook till the sugar has incorporated well with the fruits and the liquid have reduced...

Chocolate Ganache
Ingredients
2 cups  Chocolate chips
1 cup Heavy Cream

Method
In  the microwave bowl, melt the  chocolate chips for 30 seconds.  Keep melting again for 30 seconds till it melts completely. Heat the cream, combine the two and whip it together  until smooth. Let it stand for 2 hours before use.

For Assembling
Cake
Fresh Fruit Compote
Chocolate Ganache
Any Fresh Fruits for decorating the cake..

Method
Cut the cake from the centre horizontally. Keep the top cake slice aside.   Fill the cake with fresh fruit compote in the centre.  Cover it with the cake slice. Apply chocolate ganache all over the cake. Decorate with fresh fruits.