Monkey Cake “Symbol of the Year 2016 “

For this recipe, you can easily prepare a beautiful and fabulously delicious cake in the form of a muzzle of a monkey - a symbol of the new 2016 year.

Monkey Cake “Symbol of the Year 2016 “
Monkey Cake “Symbol of the Year 2016 “
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480 min.
10 pers.
Type of kitchen: 
Cooking method : 
In the oven
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Sponge cake:

  • 4 eggs
  • 180g of sugar
  • 90 gr of flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

Decorating a cake in the form of a monkey:

  • 0.5 kg of milk or dark chocolate
  • 150 g of marzipan (home or shop)
  • 100 ml of cream 30-35%
  • 20 ml of water

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Recipe for cooking at home

  1. Eggs should be hammered into a bowl and left for 15-20 minutes. Beat them with a mixer until fluffy and sprinkle sugar in a thin trickle. Beat the egg cream for about 7 minutes at high speed until a lush and light mass forms. Gradually add the flour and cocoa powder to the egg cream by sifting them through a sieve. Stir with a whisk or a spatula until smooth and transfer the dough into a pre-cooked baking dish (grease it with butter and sprinkle with lime or cover with parchment paper).
  2. Bake a chocolate cake for cake for about 40 minutes at 180C. Take out the form, cover it with a light towel and leave until completely cooled.
  3. Remove the biscuit from the mold, cut off the sides to make a smooth circle. Unnecessary parts of the biscuit crumbled, mixed with water and blinded from the resulting mass of “ears” for the muzzle of the monkey.
  4. Marzipan rolled into a flat layer about 5 mm thick, cut out the “muzzle” on the photo and white parts for the ears.
  5. Chocolate is divided into two equal parts. & nbsp; Half finely chopped, mixed with cream and put the container on a water bath. Heat the chocolate with cream, stirring constantly, until the chocolate dissolves completely.
  6. Lubricate the sides with the cream and top of the biscuit, cover them with ears from the crumbled biscuit. The remaining chocolate is finely chopped, put on a water bath and heated, stirring, until it is completely melted.
  7. Cover the whole cake with melted chocolate, immediately press on the sides of the ears, glue small circles of marzipan to them . And on top of the cake put the muzzle of the monkey from the marzipan, lightly press it and draw the eyes, the mouth with the melted chocolate.
  8. Leave the finished cake in the form of a monkey for at least 1.5-2 hours for impregnation and freezing in the refrigerator. 15 minutes before serving, remove it from the refrigerator and let it sit for a while at room temperature. Have a nice tea!
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