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Jack-o'-Lantern 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.

Jack-o'-Lantern cake

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 160οC (320οF) set to fan.
  • Butter and flour two round cake pans with cocoa powder and set them aside.
  • In a pot over medium-low heat, add the butter, chocolate couverture, water, and coffee.
  • Stir with a hand whisk until the butter and chocolate melt, and the ingredients are homogenized.
  • Remove the pot from the heat.
  • At the same time, in a bowl, mix the all-purpose flour, self-rising flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and sugar.
  • In another bowl, with a hand whisk, mix the eggs, sunflower oil, and milk.
  • Pour the pot’s mixture into the bowl with the solid ingredients.
  • Mix with a spatula and add the second bowl’s mixture.
  • Mix until the ingredients are homogenized, and divide the mixture into the two cake pans.
  • Bake for 1 hour.
  • Remove the cake pans from the oven and set them onto a rack to cool completely for 2 hours.
  • Remove the cake layers from the pans and put them together so to create a ball.
  • With a small knife, score and remove a little of the dough so to create the pumpkin’s characteristic strips.

For the ganache

  • Cut the couverture into 2 cm pieces and add them into a bowl.
  • Transfer the bowl onto a bain-marie and melt the couverture or cover the bowl with plastic wrap and microwave it at 800watt for 2 minutes.
  • At the same time, heat the heavy cream in a saucepan over medium heat, until it comes to a boil.
  • Slowly pour the heavy cream into the bowl with the melted couverture and, at the same time, mix with a hand whisk.
  • When the couverture absorbs the heavy cream, pour the remaining quantity. You will have a thick and smooth ganache.

To assemble

  • Spread the ganache all over the ball and let it thicken.
  • Knead the white sugar paste with your hands -wearing gloves- to soften.
  • Remove 50 g to make the stem.
  • Remove another 50 g to make the eyes and the mouth.
  • Mix the remaining sugar paste with the orange food coloring paste and mix until there is a uniform orange sugar paste.
  • Combine the 50 g sugar paste that you kept separately with the green food coloring paste and mix so that you get a green sugar paste piece.
  • Roll out the sugar paste with the fondant rolling pin, make it 0,5 mm thick, and wrap the ball with it.
  • With your fingers, press lightly so that the sugar paste goes into the strips of the ball.
  • With a small knife, cut the sugar paste that sticks out of the base.
  • Knead the green sugar paste piece with your hands like a stem, and stick it to the center of the ball’s upper part.
  • Color the last 50 g with the black food coloring paste and with the fondant rolling pin, roll it out and make it 0,5 cm thick.
  • With a sharp knife, cut 3 triangles for the eyes and the nose, and also cut the mouth into the shape that you want.
  • Spread the back of your pieces with a little margarine, and stick them onto the pumpkin.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

661
Calories (kcal)
33 %

Calories

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.

30.0
Total Fat (g)
43 %

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.

17.0
Saturated Fat (g)
85 %

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.

90.0
Total Carbs (g)
35 %

Carbohydrates

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.

72.0
Sugars (g)
80 %

Sugars

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.

6.9
Protein (g)
14 %

Protein

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.

4.0
Fibre (g)
16 %

Fibers

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.

0.77
Sodium (g)
13 %

Salt

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.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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