Apple compote and chocolate cake
This a surprisingly easy and tasty recipe I found in a Japanese cake book, so I guess we should say it is from Japan :) The key is to prepare the compote the day before, try to find some nice apples and the result will be even better.
- apple compote (200 grams)
- sugar (70 grams)
- dark chocolate (80 grams)
- whipping cream (2 tablespoons)
- flour (20 grams)
- cocoa powder (50 grams)
- eggs (3)
- unsalted butter (60 grams)
To prepare the compote: boil for 15~20min in 600 ml. water 2 apples (cut in 4 pieces, seeds and skin removed), their skins, half a lemon sliced and 200g sugar. Keep in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
Melt the chocolate and the butter in a pot using another pot with warm water (water bath). Don't let the chocolate burn.
Keep removing until butter and chocolate are blended.
Separate yolks and whites from eggs. Put the yolks in a bowl and add 35gr sugar.
Mix the sugar and the yolks with an electric mixer until the color becomes clear.
Add the chocolate and butter mix to the bowl. Add the whipping cream too.
Remove until the mixture is perfectly blended.
Prepare a meringue: use an electric mixer or electric hand beaters to whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form. Add the remaining 35g. sugar, a spoonful at a time, whisking until just combined.
Add 1/3 of the meringue, a spoonful of flour and another of chocolate powder to the previous chocolate mix. Mix until you get a homogeneous, creamy and lump-free mass.
Keep adding meringue, chocolate powder and flour to the chocolate mix. Stir perfectly.
Mix well until the combination is homogeneous and lump free.
Prepare a mold with parchment paper. Mine was around 18cm diameter and 6cm tall.
Cut the apple compote in small chunks and add it.
Finally, put the mix in the mold and heat in the oven at 160°C for 45~50min.
Et voilà! A nice chocolate and apple pie. Addictive! :)
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