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Help with a chocolate dessert recipe!

 
 
Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2012 02:21 pm
I've been trying to make this chocolate tart/ cake/ dessert thing for some years now but cannot find any recipe even close to it, part of the problem is that I'm not even sure what it's called in English or any other language for that matter. Could anyone please suggest a possible recipe for it?

(In case any Greek reads this, it's sold in a shop in Alimos, Kalamaki called Palet.)

The topping is some sort of caramel chocolate thing that is a bit solid.
Beneath it are layers of what seems like extremely soft and thin layers of cake and some kind of extremely soft, smooth but firm cream that's very close to chocolate mousse in texture.
It's also a moist kind of dessert (even the cakey part isn't dry, it's sort of moist from the cream layers that separate it).
The key thing about this chocolate thing and what separates it from the other types of similar things I've had is how light/ easy on the stomach it is; it doesn't leave you with a bloated feeling (perhaps this has something to do with the ingredients).
Needless to say, it's quite sweet.

Below are some pictures of it.

http://s12.postimage.org/pul5dqhml/DSC_1005.jpg
http://s12.postimage.org/8ipe61dj1/DSC_1006.jpg
http://s12.postimage.org/4nm03gud9/DSC_1009.jpg
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2012 02:31 pm
@julia375,
Ok, now I'm hungry!

I could make some guesses, but I'm not a serious cake baker.

Great question, though, and welcome to a2k.

Adds, not meaning to be nosy, if you are an american who went into this wonderful bakery in Greece, or, you live in Greece, or what. I'm figuring you don't live in that town/city or you would have asked at the bakery.

dalehileman
 
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Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2012 02:44 pm
@ossobuco,
Quote:
Adds, not meaning to be nosy, if you are an american who went into this wonderful bakery in Greece, or,
@……., I often post q's of this sort, most innocently to be sure, which however are sometimes rebuffed but more often ignored

When I ask why I'm advised that its source isn't real, that is in the sense of an individual posting, but instead originates as a bot
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2012 03:10 pm
@dalehileman,
There are clear clues on what threads are started and (more complicated, answered) by bots. You might research the many a2k threads about bots.
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2012 03:21 pm
@julia375,
I never heard of this, but it sounds absolutely decadent. Sounds like something I would be interested in.

Actually, it sounds somewhat like a Boston cream cake.
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jespah
 
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Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2012 03:54 pm
@julia375,
Here are the images -
http://s12.postimage.org/pul5dqhml/DSC_1005.jpg
http://s12.postimage.org/8ipe61dj1/DSC_1006.jpg
http://s12.postimage.org/4nm03gud9/DSC_1009.jpg
julia375
 
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Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2012 03:57 pm
@ossobuco,
I don't think the chef at the bakery would give me his secret recipe Very Happy especially considering all the money he gets from my addiction Very Happy

Any ideas on what it could be?
julia375
 
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Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2012 03:58 pm
@jespah,
thank you Smile
jespah
 
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Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2012 04:01 pm
@julia375,
My pleasure. It's img tags, used this way -
Code:[img]put in the full url of whatever image you like[/img]
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2012 04:01 pm
@julia375,
Agreed, but maybe he or she would have talked generally.

I do have ideas, and will come back with them.

I'm busy making bad ravioli (learning process, I'm working on it).

jespah
 
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Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2012 04:03 pm
@ossobuco,
I'm guessing flourless torte? Only because it looks dense enough to almost be like cakes made during Passover.
Mame
 
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Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2012 04:09 pm
@julia375,
I found this:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/serano-chocolate-cake/

and here:

http://www.yummly.com/recipes/greek-chocolate-cake

Good luck!
boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2012 04:35 pm
@julia375,
My guess would be chocolate genoise layered with chocolate mousse. Almost like a tiramisu.

This recipe looks good: http://foodandstyle.com/2009/11/25/chocolate-layer-mousse-cake-with-cognac-and-bittersweet-chocolate-curls/
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2012 04:44 pm
@boomerang,
That's what I was thinking, she claims... well, close, I was thinking genoise and foo foo.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2012 04:46 pm
@jespah,
I agree it looks dense. Either badly made foo foo, or delicious as cake made dense on purpose.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2012 04:51 pm
@jespah,
A genoise doesn't use any leavening.

It stands up great against a pudding type filling.
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julia375
 
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Reply Sat 22 Dec, 2012 05:34 am
@Mame,
Thank you Smile the second link was helpful Smile
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dinis
 
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Reply Wed 16 Dec, 2015 03:41 am
One of my favorite all time dessert is cake! I love all kinds of cake, but my favorite cake is this Chocolate Cake http://recipesonlinerecipes.blogspot.com/2015/12/chocolate-cake.html
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 16 Dec, 2015 04:22 am
Googling Greek chocolate mousse cake recipe came up with this.

http://www.sweetandsavorybyshinee.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Screen-shot-2014-03-06-at-11.46.25-PM.png

http://www.sweetandsavorybyshinee.com/supreme-chocolate-cake-with-chocolate-mousse-filling/
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yides
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jan, 2016 04:14 pm
@julia375,
It looks like chocolate mousse cake. Try to look for this recipe online. Good luck.
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