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Chocolate poke cake

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.


For the syrup

  • In a pot add the water, the sugar, and transfer on heat.
  • Let it come to a boil until the sugar melts.
  • Add the cognac and set aside to cool.

For the cake layer

  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (350ο F) set to fan.
  • In a mixer’s bowl add the sugar, the eggs, and beat with the whisk attachment at high speed for 3-4 minutes until the mixture is fluffy.
  • In a bowl add the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, salt, and mix.
  • In the mixer’s bowl with the rest of the ingredients add the seed oil, the solid ingredients, and mix softly with a serving spoon until they are homogenized.
  • Transfer the mixture into a 32x25 cm baking pan, greased with sunflower oil and floured with cocoa powder.
  • Spread well with a spoon so to cover the whole surface of the baking pan, and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove and pour over the cold syrup right away. Set aside for 20-30 minutes until the whole syrup is absorbed and the cake is cool.

For the mousse

  • In a bowl add the chocolate couverture cut into pieces. Transfer over a pot with simmering water, creating a bain-marie, and let the couverture melt.
  • In a mixer’s bowl add the heavy cream and beat until it becomes whipped cream. You do not want it to get very thick.
  • In the bowl with the whipped cream add the vanilla and then, the melted couverture in two batches. You want the couverture to be warm but not hot.
  • Mix with a serving spoon until the ingredients are homogenized.
  • Spread the mousse over the cake and refrigerate for 2-3 hours until the mousse thickens.

For the ganache

  • Add the heavy cream into a saucepan.
  • Transfer over medium heat and let it come to a boil.
  • Add the couverture chopped into pieces, leave it for 10-15 seconds and then, mix with a spoon until the ingredients are homogenized.
  • Spread the ganache over the mousse and allow 3 hours for it to stabilize.
  • Serve with melted white chocolate couverture.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
31 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
53 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
110 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
24 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
54 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
16 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
12 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
6 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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