For the first time since I started cooking I decided to give a go in making a cake for a friend’s birthday. As it was my first attempt, I start reading on line different recipes and ideas. In the end I decided to go for an easy one: “Pan di spagna” filled with chocolate cream and some cream on the top. For the base I used:
– 3 medium eggs at room temperature (150 g)
– 120 g of sugar
– 50 g of potato starch
– 70 g flour 00
– A pinch of salt
Put in a bowl the sugar and the eggs, mix them up for 10 minutes with a mixer. For a best result it is important the eggs are at room temperature.
Leave on the side the electric mixer and sift the flour and potato starch inside the egg and sugar mix. With a wooden spoon, stir gently from the bottom to the top.
Pour into a cake tin and then bake at 170 ° C for half an hour more or less.
For the filling:
For the filling I decided to go for chocolate custard. The recipe I followed is shown and really well explained in the video below by Giallo Zafferano.
After cutting in half the base and filling it with the chocolate cream, I decided to decorate the top and the sides of the cake with fresh whipped cream. The final touch was the strawberries and some chocolate caviar to add an extra taste and a bit of colours.