Chocolate Truffle Cake, Cake Recipe, Eggless Chocolate Dessert


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Chocolate Truffle Cake, Cake Recipe

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This recipe will give you the satisfaction of preparing a grand dessert all by yourself, right from start to end... from sponge to decoration!

At the heart of this Chocolate Truffle Cake is a richly flavoured chocolate sponge with a hint of coffee flavour. This is sandwiched and coated with a creamy chocolate ganache, and topped with juicy chocolate-coated strawberries.

Homemade chocolate decorations add to the charm of this Chocolate Truffle Cake. Depending on the occasion, you can make the decorations in various shapes and sizes.

Don’t let the procedure overwhelm you. It is not actually that tough, and this video is there to guide you, so proceed confidently!

Also do try other recipes like Mango Truffle Cake and Double Layered Chocolate Truffle Gateau .

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Chocolate Truffle Cake, Cake Recipe, Eggless Chocolate Dessert recipe - How to make Chocolate Truffle Cake, Cake Recipe, Eggless Chocolate Dessert

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Baking Time:  45 minutes   Baking Temperature:  200°C (400°F)   Total Time:     Makes 1 cake
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Ingredients

For The Chocolate Sponge
6 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp instant coffee powder
1/2 cup curds (dahi)
5 tbsp oil
1 cup plain flour (maida)
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup powdered sugar
a pinch of salt

For The Chocolate Ganache
1 1/2 cups fresh cream
2 cups roughly chopped dark chocolate

For The Chocolate Decoration
3/4 cup melted dark chocolate

Other Ingredients
1/2 cup sugar syrup for soaking
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
3 chocolate coated strawberries
Method
For the chocolate sponge

    For the chocolate sponge
  1. Combine the instant coffee powder and ¼ cup of warm water in a small bowl and mix well.
  2. Combine the curds, oil and coffee-water mixture in a deep bowl and mix well using a whisk. Keep aside.
  3. Sieve the plain flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt in a deep bowl and mix well.
  4. Add the curd mixture and 2 tbsp of water and fold gently using a spatula.
  5. Pour the batter into a greased 175 mm. (7”) diameter tin lined with butter paper and dusted with plain flour.
  6. Tap it slightly to even out the mixture.
  7. Bake it in a preheated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 40 minutes. Keep aside to cool completely.

For the chocolate ganache

    For the chocolate ganache
  1. Heat the fresh cream in a broad non-stick pan and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  2. Switch off the flame, add the chocolate, wait for 2 minutes.
  3. Mix very well using a flat spoon, till the mixture is smooth.
  4. Keep aside to cool completely.

For the chocolate decoration

    For the chocolate decoration
  1. Line a tray with butter paper and keep aside.
  2. Pour the melted chocolate in the piping bag, cut the tip of the bag (as per the thickness required)
  3. Pipe out different shapes and design, as per you likings on the butter paper.
  4. Refrigerate it for 30 minutes or till it sets.
  5. Peel it off the butter paper and refrigerate till use.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Demould the cake on a flat surface and cut into two equal parts horizontally.
  2. Sprinkle a little the sugar syrup on the inner side of both the cake halves.
  3. Spread little chocolate ganache on the lower half and spread it evenly using a palette knife.
  4. Sandwich with the other halve of the cake, with the soaked part facing upwards and press it lightly.
  5. Spread the remaining ganache evenly on top and at the sides of the cake with the help of a palette knife, to cover the cake.
  6. Decorate the strawberry slices on the sides, place the chocolate coated strawberries over the cake and finally place the prepared chocolate decoration over it.
  7. Serve immediately or refrigerate till use.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. To make the sugar syrup, combine ? cup of sugar and ¼ cup of water in a broad non-stick pan and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.

Chocolate Truffle Cake Video by Tarla Dalal


Nutrient values per cake
Energy5398 cal
Protein83.9 g
Carbohydrates428.9 g
Fiber8.3 g
Fat463.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A2821.5 mcg
Vitamin B11.5 mg
Vitamin B20.4 mg
Vitamin B310.5 mg
Vitamin C47.6 mg
Folic Acid66.3 mcg
Calcium907.2 mg
Iron42.7 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium152.2 mg
Potassium5177.6 mg
Zinc1.4 mg

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Chocolate Truffle Cake, Cake Recipe, Eggless Chocolate Dessert
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 on 16 Oct 20 06:14 PM


I am in love with this cake this is very tasty...
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback !!! keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
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17 Oct 20 10:04 AM
Chocolate Truffle Cake, Cake Recipe, Eggless Chocolate Dessert
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 on 21 Jul 20 08:46 PM


This is the first time I followed the recipe word to word and I am totally satisfied. With the help of your recipe I got the exact texture of the bread that I wanted. Amazing recipe. Thank you very much !
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Tarla Dalal    Abhishek, congrats on making the cake !
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28 Jul 20 10:33 AM
Chocolate Truffle Cake, Cake Recipe, Eggless Chocolate Dessert
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 on 03 Jul 20 10:33 PM


1 cup is equal to how many ml?
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Tarla Dalal    1 cup is equal to 200 ml.
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06 Jul 20 07:25 PM
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 on 19 Jun 20 08:07 PM


I found this recepie fabulous. I will surely try this. This is very easy n tempting
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Tarla Dalal    Shalini, let us know how the recipe turned out.
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16 Jul 20 11:20 AM
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 on 31 May 20 01:33 AM


The cake has the taste and smell of oil that is put in it. Very disappointed!
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, The oil should be neutral in taste like sunflower or canola any flavoured oil used will give a smell of the oil.
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03 Jun 20 11:42 PM
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 on 25 Feb 20 03:06 PM


I am going to make this cake for my wife.
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Tarla Dalal    Andrew, super, remember to update us on how the cake came out.
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29 Feb 20 08:49 AM
Chocolate Truffle Cake, Cake Recipe, Eggless Chocolate Dessert
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 on 05 Feb 20 02:24 PM


How much grams cake made from this measurements?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Makes approx 1 1/2kg of the cake.
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06 Feb 20 09:33 AM
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 on 12 Jan 20 01:44 PM


Hi.. i tried baking this recipe. 200 degree Celsius for 40 mins.. preheated. Unfortunately inside when i checked about the cooking, the flour sticked to the tooth pick.. Though it came fluffy outside.. what should i do?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Allow it cool for few minutes and then demould it ..
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14 Jan 20 01:08 PM
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 on 26 Nov 19 04:40 PM


Yes, I always follow your receipts. Superb it turned out,delicious ..
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback.
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26 Nov 19 05:25 PM
Chocolate Truffle Cake, Cake Recipe, Eggless Chocolate Dessert
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 on 17 Nov 19 11:52 AM


What is the quantity of sugar in sugar syrup.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Take 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of water and heat till it is dissolved completely. Allow it to cool completely and then use it.
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19 Nov 19 01:02 PM
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