Chocolate cemetery cake: very easy recipe to share on Halloween

Those allergic to cakes cute They have the best time on Halloween to have fun in the kitchen preparing a cake away from the colorful fondant and the sugar dolls. This cemetery cake is a dream for lovers of the purest chocolate, and it has another advantage: it is very easy to prepare and does not need to be perfect for us to look great.

You can use your favorite base of chocolate cake, as my colleague Carmen already commented with her nice bat cake. Just keep in mind that we are looking for a moist and juicy crumb, but firm on the outside, to hold the decoration well. This recipe is not overly sweet to make up for cookie toppers, and it leaves cocoa in the limelight.

As I said, it is not a complicated elaboration at all. The only thing to consider is the organization to allow time for the cake to cool before proceeding to decorate it; A good idea is to bake it the day before, or first thing in the morning, and keep it tightly wrapped in the fridge.

To adhere the layer of cookie ground we will use melted chocolate with a little butter, which can be replaced by a simple ganaché, or even by spreadable cocoa cream to taste. For the graves we can use any rectangular cookie that is not very large; The caramelized types that sometimes serve with coffee in coffee shops are also great.

Ingredients

For 12 people
  • Pastry flour 150 g
  • Maizena (cornstarch) 50 g
  • Pure cocoa powder without sugar 100 g
  • Chemical yeast 10 g
  • Salt 4 g
  • Egg L 2
  • Extra virgin olive oil 150 ml
  • Sugar (better if it is fine grain) 200 g
  • Coffee (can be decaffeinated, or water) 240 ml
  • Rum (or orange juice, or milk) 30 ml
  • Vanilla essence 15 ml
  • Dark chocolate 200 g
  • Liquid whipping cream 50 ml
  • Oreo cookies 20
  • Square cookies
  • Chocolate and cookie sticks

How to make easy chocolate cake

Difficulty: easy
  • Total time 1 h 30 m
  • Elaboration 45 m
  • Cooking 45 m
  • Repose 30 m

Preheat the oven to 175º C and grease a square or rectangular mold about 20 cm on a side, better covering the bottom with baking paper. Prepare the coffee simply by heating the amount of water a little and adding soluble decaffeinated coffee, or start the coffee maker that we have, with intensity to taste. We can also use only water, or milk.

Sift the flour with the cornstarch, cocoa and yeast on top of a container, and mix with some rods with the salt. Make a hole in the center and add the eggs, oil and sugar, and mix a little. Incorporate the coffee, rum or juice and vanilla, and mix well with the rods until there are no dry lumps, with smooth movements.

Take to the mold, tap lightly to break any bubbles and bake for about 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out almost completely clean. Wait a little outside the oven before putting it upside down on a rack, remove the mold and the paper, very carefully.

Once cold, turn again and cut with a good serrated knife the upper part of the crumb that has grown too much, to leave it flat. Proceed to decoration.

Crush the Oreo cookies or crush them in a bag with a rolling pin. Melt the dark chocolate with the butter in a bain-marie and cover the cake without reaching the edges so as not to overdo it, reserving a little for the tombstones. Distribute generously with the biscuit earth, pressing gently.

Cut the cookies carefully if they are too big. With a cap sleeve or pastry pencil, or even using a fine brush, write RIP on the cookies. Place them on the cake, making small cuts in the cake to fit them. We can dip the base of the cookies in chocolate to make them better suited.

Finish by surrounding the edge with a palisade of chocolate sticks and add bone chocolates, if we have them. We can play with the edible decorations that we have, or make homemade chocolates with the appropriate molds.

With what to accompany the cemetery cake

The best accompaniment for this chocolate cemetery cake is good company, a scary movie and the desire to have a good time. due to the intensity of the cocoa, it combines very well with quality coffee or a glass of milk or a vegetable drink, and I also like the pairing with freshly made orange juice. The older ones can take it with a glass of sweet wine

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