391 – Checkerboard cake / كيك الشطرنج

Jan 1, 2016 | Desserts

Prep time :

Cook time :

Serves :

10

Complexity :

Medium

Ingredients :

For the chocolate cake:
• 2/3 cup (85g) all purpose flour
• 130g dark chocolate
• 3 eggs
• 1/4 cup (55g) white granulated sugar
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/3 cup (85g) butter (softened)
For the orange cake :
• 1 1/3 cups (170g) all purpose flour
• 2/3 cup (130g) white granulated sugar
• 1/2 cup (130g) butter (softened)
• 2 eggs
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• Zest of 1 orange

Directions :

CHOCOLATE CAKE: 
1- Place the dark chocolate in a bowl, and microwave in 30 seconds intervals until the chocolate has melted. Don’t forget to mix in-between to avoid burning the chocolate.
2- Using a hand mixer, cream the softened butter with the sugar.
3- Add the eggs one at a time, beating each in between.
4- Add a little bit of the melted chocolate into the egg mixture, and mix using a spatula. Then continue adding the chocolate until you incorporate all of it.
5- Sift in the flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt.
6- Use a spatula to incorporate the dry ingredients within the chocolate mixture.
7- Prepare your baking pan: butter your mold (round mold, 24 cm / 9.4 inches) place parchment paper, then butter the parchment paper.
8- Pour the chocolate batter into the mold and smooth the surface with a spatula.
9- Bake in a pre-heated oven to 360 F / 180C for around 20 minutes.
To check if the cake is ready, gently touch the center of the cake with your fingers – if should feel firm and springy.
10- Remove the cake from the mold and place in the refrigerator to cool completely before using it.

ORANGE CAKE: 
1- First grate the orange, as we need some orange zest.
2- Using a hand mixer, cream the softened butter with the sugar.
Then add the eggs orange zest, and a pinch of salt. Mix.
3- Sift in the flour and baking powder. Mix.
4- Prepare your baking pan and pour the batter into the mold. Smooth the surface with a spoon.
5- Bake in a pre-heated oven to 360 F / 180C for around 20 minutes.
To check if the cake is ready, gently touch the center of the cake with your fingers – if should feel firm and springy.
Remove the cake from the mold and let it cool down completely before using it.
Once both cakes are cooled down, you are ready to assemble them ! Now Watch Bouchra’s video to see how to make this amazing chess cake !!! Bon appetit !

 

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