Cake "Ten years of open heart"

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Almond-chocolate cake, the taste is a bit reminiscent of the "Kyiv cake". This cake I made for Vitaly E. and his wife Elena. 10 years ago, they opened their hearts and home to homeless children, giving them shelter, food and love of the mother and father. Although they were not very young (Vitali was 58 years old). During these ten years, they took in their home more than 40 children and teenagers. Most of them have grown up and left home, they have their own families and their own lives. Now the family had three girls (one native and two adopted). Here is to a cake. And you, the cooks, thank you for teaching me to cook.

Ingredients for Cake "Ten years of open heart"

Step by step instruction of cooking Cake "Ten years of open heart"

Шаг 1

Peel the almonds.
Fill with boiling water for 10 minutes. After that, it is very easy to clean. Dried in the oven.
100 g almonds grind in a coffee grinder or blender as fine as possible. Get the almond flour.

Шаг 2

Add the ground almonds and carefully mix proteins. Coat the baking pan with baking paper and distribute it almond protein batter. Put the pan with the protein in a pre-heated to 150 gr. the oven for 30 mins Then reduce the temperature to 100 degrees and dry in about 1 hour 40 minutes.
Almond cake is best to bake the day before and leave to dry.

Шаг 3

Bake two sour cream cake.
3 egg yolks 1 egg whole + half can of condensed milk + 100 g softened butter + sour cream: whisk until a homogeneous mass. Add baking powder and 2 cups flour. Mix everything.

Шаг 4

Distributed on two baking trays and bake in the oven, about 15 minutes (180 degrees) until Golden color.

Шаг 5

Now it is cream.
4 egg yolks, beat in the foam. Sugar - 1 Cup and 3-4 tablespoons of water, stir and over medium heat cook the syrup. The sugar needs to dissolve completely, and the drop of syrup should remain on the match (not drip).

Шаг 6

Hot syrup in a thin stream pour in the yolks, while continuing to shoot them down. Continue to whisk them until you get a thick elastic mass of whitish-yellowish color.

Шаг 7

In the microwave or in a water bath melt the chocolate. Meanwhile, whisk 200 g of butter. A little bit of melted chocolate I used to draw little hearts and children on baking paper to then they decorate the cake. Add the rest of the chocolate to the butter. Whisk. Then gently mix the two masses, yolk and chocolate. Cream for 30 minutes take out in the cold.

Шаг 8

Put the cake together. Sour cream cake. Half of the cream. Almond sponge. The second half of the cream. Sprinkle with almonds nuts cream and cover the cake.

Шаг 9

For decoration I made protein cream recipe Only I did 3 protein. 270 g of sugar is dissolved in 90 ml of boiling water, add citric acid and cook over low heat to a lazy bubble (when the syrup just begins to boil but do not boil!). At the same time, beat whites in resistant foam. Not stopping to whisk the egg whites in a thin stream pour the prepared syrup and whisk for about another 15 minutes.

Шаг 10

Half of cream mixed with 3 tbsp cocoa, 1 tbsp instant coffee and smeared the whole cake. The rest of the cream made a white, pink (added beet juice) and dark brown (added a lot of cocoa). Added the cocoa gradually until I got the desired color. Decorate cake.