White Chocolate & Macadamia Cake

This beautiful cake has a very surprising look and texture thanks to an easy-to-accomplish chocolate snow garnish on top. This cake also contains no eggs, which contributes to its long shelf life.

Recipe

Created by
  • Marike van Beurden - Pastry & Chocolate Consultant

White Chocolate & Macadamia Nut Batter

Ingredients Preparation
  • As needed
    butter (melted)
  • As needed
    All purpose flour
  • 180g
    butter
  • 270g
    cake flour
  • 1g
    baking powder
  • 180g
    Full fat Greek yogurt
  • 225g
    Macadamia nuts, chopped & slightly roasted
  1. Grind the macadamia nuts until obtaining a flour.
  2. Grease the molds with melted butter and flour them as well. This will ensure a clean release of the cake after the baking.
  3. Mix the butter and the sugar on high speed to incorporate some air.
  4. In the meantime, sift the cake flour and the baking powder together.
  5. Turn to low speed and add the yogurt, followed by the sifted ingredients, the melted chocolate and the ground macadamia nuts.
  6. Transfer into a piping bag.
  7. Pipe 360 g (12.7 oz) of batter in the molds and tap them on the table to make sure they are evenly filled. The quantity of batter depends on the size of the cake mold.
  8. Cover with a silicone mat and a metal tray.
  9. Bake at 150°C (302°F) for 32 minutes.
  10. Turn the molds upside down but leave the molds on the cakes.
  11. Let the cakes slightly cool down.
  12. Unmold and wrap them with plastic film and place them in the freezer.

Yogurt Snow

Ingredients Preparation
  • 25g
    couverture 33.1%
  • 50g
    Yogurt powder Maltosec
  1. Melt the white chocolate in the microwave.
  2. Mix the maltosec, the yogurt powder and the white chocolate together using gloved hands.
  3. Transfer onto a metal tray lined with parchment paper and let crystallize at 16°C (61°F).

Velvet Coating

Ingredients Preparation
  • 9g
    titanium dioxide
  1. Melt the cocoa butter in a saucepan.
  2. Once melted, pour onto the melted chocolate and emulsify with an immersion blender.
  3. Add the titanium dioxide and continue mixing.
  4. Set aside until the assembly.

ASSEMBLY

Ingredients Preparation
  • As needed
    Freeze-dried flowers
  1. Unwrap the cakes and, using a knife, dip them in the coating that should be at 32°C (90°F).
  2. Scrape the excess off the bottom of the cake and immediately place the cakes on top of the snow to ensure that it sticks well.
  3. Decorate with some freeze-dried flowers.

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