Graveyard Cake - The Eerily Delicious Masterpiece for Halloween
As the leaves fall and the nights grow longer, a special baking desire emerges. It's the time when creativity and spookiness meet on the cake plate.
More Than Just a Cake: A Culinary Journey to the Beyond
Forget about buns, bread, and the everyday crumb cake. This year, Halloween becomes a true taste sensation. The Graveyard Cake, staged with artistic details and a haunting ambiance, is not just a feast for the eyes but also for the palate.
It brings the Halloween night to life by merging the silent beauty of a graveyard with the sweet temptation of a cake.
Chop half of the chocolate into medium-sized pieces and set aside.
Separate the egg yolks from the whites and whisk the whites until stiff peaks form.
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter with sugar and vanilla sugar.
Add a pinch of salt, then incorporate the egg yolks.
Combine cornstarch, cocoa powder, and 3 teaspoons of baking powder.
Blend thoroughly and enhance with a dash of rum flavoring.
Gently fold in the chopped chocolate and whipped egg whites.
Prepare a deep baking tray by lining it with parchment paper or greasing it.
Pour the cake batter into the tray, spreading it evenly. Bake for roughly 60 minutes at a moderate temperature.
Now, let's craft the figures! Using marzipan paste is ideal. Dust your working area with flour due to marzipan's sticky nature.
Cut the marzipan into finger-sized portions.
Mold the marzipan to resemble a finger using your hands.
Utilize the knife's back to replicate the creases and knuckle patterns.
For the fingernail, indent the fingertip with the knife and insert an almond sliver.
To anchor the marzipan finger into the cake, insert a toothpick at the base.
Craft the five fingers in varying sizes, emulating a real hand's proportions.
Observe your hand for reference and model the marzipan fingers accordingly.
Returning to the cooled cake: In a double boiler, dilute apricot jam with water in a 4:1 ratio. Briefly bring it to a boil, then glaze the cake.
Dust it with cocoa powder for an earthy, graveyard texture. Melt chocolate on the double boiler and mix with a touch of oil to glaze the cake's sides.
Finally, position the marzipan components atop the cake. Employ leftover apricot jam as an adhesive.
Certainly, the 'hand rising from the grave' isn't the sole idea for a graveyard cake. Consider an open grave or a lurking zombie!
Your creativity is the only limit. For now, enjoy your edible masterpiece!
For the delicious Halloween graveyard cake you need the following ingredients:
- 4 eggs
- 9 oz margarine or butter
- 7 oz sugar
- 7 oz g flour
- 1 oz cornstarch
- 1 oz cocoa powder
- 3 tsp. baking powder
- 1 pck. vanilla sugar
- 3 small bottles of rum flavoring
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 pck. cream stiffener
- 10 oz chocolate
- 1 tablespoon oil (cooking oil)
- flaked almonds
- Cocoa powder
- Grease for greasing the baking pan
- Flour for shaping the marzipan fingers
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