Tiramisu Cake



Women....the world is a better place because of her
Mother, Sister, Daughter, Wife or Friend
No matter what the role
Women add meaning to our existence
Women bring love to our life......(Anonymous)

Happy Women's Day
Celebrating this Women's Day with a Tiramisu Cake

Ingredients:
Recipe Adapted from: Dorie's Baking From my home to yours & Parita's World

For the Cake
All purpose flour - 2 cups
Dark coffee powder - 1 tbsp
Condensed milk - 400 gms (1 tin)
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Unsalted butter - 1/2 cup
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Baking soda - 1 tsp
Plain soda - 1 cup

For the Espresso Extract
Instant espresso extract - 2tbsps
Boiling water - 2 tbsps

For the Espresso Syrup
Water - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/3 cup
Brandy - 1 tbsp

For Filling and Frosting
Mascarpone cheese - 2 cup
Heavy whipped cream - 1 cup
Icing sugar - 1/2 cup
Brandy - 1 tbsp
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
Chocolate chips - 1/2 cup
Cocoa powder - for dusting

Method:

Baking the Cake
  • Preheat oven to 170 C and sieve flour, baking powder, baking soda and coffee powder together and keep aside.
  • Beat together butter and condensed milk until light and fluffy for about 2-3 mins.
  • Now spoon by spoon, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture alonjg with little soda water and beat well. The mixture should be of thick pouring consistency. Do not use the entire soda if not required.
  • Grease and flour baking pan. Pour the batter in the pan and bake for 30-45 mins or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. {In a MWO, bake at 600 W for 10 mins}.
  • Cool the cake completely. Run a knife along the pan and gently remove the cake from the tin.
  • Slice the cake in the middle
Preparing the Extract
  • Stir the espresso powder and boiling water together in a small cup until blended. Set aside.
Preparing the Syrup
  • Stir the water and sugar together in a small saucepan and bring just to boil.
  • Stir in 1 tbsp of espresso extract and brandy. Keep aside.
Preparing the Filling and Frosting
  • Put the mascarpone cheese, icing sugar, vanilla essence and brandy in a large bowl and whisk until blended and smooth.
  • In another bowl, whip the whipping cream until firm peaks are formed.
  • Now, add the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture and beat everything together for a minute.
Assembling the Cake
  • Place the bottom layer of the cake on a plate.
  • Drizzle generous amount of espresso syrup on the cake. {Soak the entire layer in the syrup}
  • Top it with generous amount of mascarpone cream mixture and spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle some chocolate chips on it and add a little more of cream mixture to lock the chips.
  • Keep the top layer of the cake on it and again soak it with the remaining espresso syrup.
  • Cover the sides of the cake using the mascarpone cream mixture and spread evenly on the top of the cake as well.
  • Refrigerate the cake for at least 3 hours or upto 24 hours before serving, to mature the flavors.
  • Dust the top of the cake with cocoa, before serving.

A prefect cake to celebrate womanhood...proud to be a "WOMAN"......yo yo yo!!!!Also, dedicating this to my cousins who are celebrating their birthday in the second week of March...*smiles*