Vanilla Cakes with Chocolate Glaze


PREPARATION TIME: 30 MINUTES

BAKING TIME: 15 MINUTES

 

INGREDIENTS FOR THE CAKES

Softened unsalted butter 150 g/5.29 oz. 2/3 cup

All-purpose flour 150 g/5.29 oz. 1 ¼ cup

Baking powder 3 g/0.11 oz. ¾ tsp

Fine salt 0.6 g/0.02 oz. ¼ tsp

Golden caster sugar 135 g/4.76 oz. 5/8 cup

Vanilla extract 2.7 g/0.07 oz. ½ tsp

Eggs 3 eggs 3 eggs

 

INGREDIENTS FOR THE GLAZE

Bittersweet/plain chocolate, chopped 90g/3 oz. ½ cup

Unsalted butter 20 g/1 oz. 2 Tbls

Heavy cream 120 g/4.1 oz. ½ cup

 

METHOD

PREPARE THE CAKES

Preheat the oven to 350°F/170°C.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

In another bowl, using an electric whisk, cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla seeds until very pale and fluffy.

Add the eggs one at a time, whisking well after each addition.

Fold in the flour mixture. Mix until just combined. Do not overmix.

Pour the batter into the molds, ¾ of the way full.

Bake for 15 minutes.

Cool for 30 minutes and then unmould.

 

PREPARE THE GLAZE

Place chocolate into a bowl.

In a small pan, bring heavy cream to a boil.

Pour over the chocolate.

Let stand 2 minutes.

Add butter and mix until smooth and creamy.

Let stand 2 minutes.

Pour glaze over cakes.

Download the recipe pdf here.