Sunday, November 23, 2008

RM#2 Day 23 - Chocolate Ricotta Cheese Cake With Chocolate Gelatin Ganache

Chocolate is one of the most popular sweet-tasting treats in the world and has been for centuries. Cacao, the source of chocolate, contains antibacterial agents that fight tooth decay. Of course this is counteracted by the high sugar content of milk chocolate.The smell of chocolate may increase theta brain waves, resulting in relaxation. Chocolate contains phenyl ethylamine, a mild mood elevator.The cocoa butter in chocolate contains oleic acid, a mono-unsaturated fat which may raise good cholesterol. Drinking a cup of hot chocolate before meals may actually diminish appetite. Men who eat chocolate live a year longer than those who don't.The flavanoids in chocolate may help keep blood vessels elastic.Chocolate increases antioxidant levels in the blood.Mexican healers use chocolate to treat bronchitis and insect bites.The carbohydrates in chocolate raise serotonin levels in the brain, resulting in a sense of well-being. Chocolates also have good n bad sources for ur health..anyway consume them with moderation..

Here comes my chocolate recipe with ricotta cheese...the cake was really too soft n fluffy, i did a ganache with chocolate, low fat cream n gelatin to decorate them..yummy delicious chocolate cake...

2+1/3cup All purpose flour
6tbsp Cacao powder
2nos Large eggs
4tbsp Butter
1cup Sugar
1tbsp Vanilla extract
1/4tsp Salt
1cup Ricotta cheese
2tsp Baking powder
1cup Milk

Whisk well butter, eggs n sugar until soft n fluffy...meanwhile mix all the dry ingredients like flour, cacao, baking powder together, add the ricotta cheese n salt to the egg-sugar mixture...preheat the oven at 350F....beat everything well, now add the dry ingredients together, at this stage the cake batter will be to thick, add the cup of milk n turn the batter watery..

Pour the batter in a cake mould n bake them for 30 minutes in middle rack..if they r done, keep aside n let them cool..

For Chocolate Gelatin Ganache:
1cup Chocolate chips
1packet Gelatin powder
1cup Low fat cream

Warm the cream, add the chocolate chips n gelatin powder n mix everything well...once the chocolate n gelatin get well mixed, pour them over the already baked chocolate cake...keep them in fridge for about 2hours r until the ganache gets well settled...decorate the cake as per ur wish...

Delicious Chocolate cake for everyone!!!!

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CurryLeaf said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely and lovely.I am drooling at the pics,without reading the post.Pass it over,please

R said... Reply To This Comment

Truely delicious! Priya, Thanks 4 the piece :)

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

wooooooooooooow yummy Ican not waite for this pass me that piece priya

Sunshinemom said... Reply To This Comment

Looks simply lovely!!

Ramya Vijaykumar said... Reply To This Comment

Cake looks really gorgeous and with just 1/2 stick of butter that sounds great...

PG said... Reply To This Comment

wow! this one looks so soft and juicy! yum yum!

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Never made ganache with gelatin, I have few packets, should try someday:)

Vibaas said... Reply To This Comment

looks awesome, priya.

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

gorgeous looking cake priya.

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Gosh I love this one!

Priya Suresh said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks CL,Ramya, Rekha, Sunshine, Ramya vijaykumar, PG, Roopa, Vibaas, Mahi n Cham for dropping ur awesome comments...

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Looks fantastic and very very tempting....

viji said... Reply To This Comment

wow!!!!!!!!!!looks fine.........

Vanamala Hebbar said... Reply To This Comment

WoW very nice.

Sunanda said... Reply To This Comment

Very nicly decorated.... its looks gr8...I hope I can grab tht piece :-) Your site looks awesome!!

Susan said... Reply To This Comment

Such a tender and moist cake. Very impressive and beautiful.

Thank you for contributing it to SHF November.