Blueberry chocolate cake is one of those indulgent desserts which you can make on special occasions, which combine the tangy blueberries with some delicious chocolate and whipped cream!
Last month when I was thinking of what cake to make for Ojas’s birthday, I was totally confused. He had made it very clear that he wants a car cake and wants a car cake for both days – the school cake cutting and the party at home. Now, I wanted both the cakes to be different – both in flavors and looks. It had to be about cars and yummy at the same time. So for school, I decided to make a double chocolate cake, which is always a hit and for the home party, it was this blueberry chocolate cake! Read on to find out why 🙂
Anyway, my son is a die-hard chocolate fan. And for the home party cake, I had a brainwave, when Noodlehead told me about this shop where we get Purple Color Blueberry Flavored Chocolate!!!!
The chocolate looked so exotic and yummy enough to be a must buy. While I was buying it, I had no idea what to do with it. It is only later, I thought of making a cake with it. And as it was blueberry flavored, it made complete sense to club the chocolate with some blueberries as filling. Hence, in my mind was born the blueberry chocolate cake. But the only problem was now, about the car shape, so I decided that I will do a two tier cake and place an edible sugar crafted car on top of it. And the result was as seen in the picture here!
I think the blueberry and the chocolate combination worked really well with the tanginess of blueberries being perfectly balanced by the sweetness of the whipped cream and the yummy blueberry chocolate! Definitely a hit in the party! The cake was moist and soft and oh-so-delicious!
Have you tried the blueberry strudel muffins yet?
Blueberry Chocolate Cake
For the sponge cake
- 500 gm flour
- 14 eggs large
- 50 ml water
- 500 gm sugar
- 2 tsps vanilla essence
- A pinch salt
- 25 gms cake gel (If you don't have this, just add 2 tsps of baking powder)
For the filling
- 200 ml whipping cream
- 150 gm blueberries (I used the tinned ones)
For the topping - Blueberry Chocolate Ganache
- 200 gm blueberry chocolate
- 50 gms dark chocolate
- 165 ml fresh cream
- 1 tsp butter
For soaking the cake
- 1 : 2 Sugar Syrup
- To make the sponge:
- Mix and sift all dry ingredients and keep aside.
- Beat eggs, sugar and cake gel together till light and fluffy and add vanilla essence to it and beat till just mixed.
- Add the dry ingredients at this point slowly. I add my maida in three batches, beating a little, till its mixed before adding the next batch.
- After you have finished adding all flour, add the water and mix for about 1 minute.
- Add the oil and beat till just about mixed.
- Pour the mixture in a greased and dusted baking tin and bake in a preheated oven at 180C for about 20 minutes or till the skewer comes out clean
- I got about 3 sponge from the above mixture, two which you see above and another small round one which I kept as a backup and which was also over at the end of the party 😉
- For the filling:
- Whisk the whipping cream till soft peaks are formed.
- For the topping:
- Chop both the chocolates into small pieces.
- On a double boiler or in medium power in microwave, heat chocolate and cream together till the chocolate is just about melted.
- Give it a little whisk and add the butter and whisk till melted. The butter will give it a lovely sheen.
- For assembling the cake:
- Cut the cake in three layers horizontally, even out the top layer discard what you have cut or keep it for using in cake crumbs!
- Soak each layer with the sugar syrup.
- Now put some whipped cream on the bottom most layer, top up with some blueberry
- Repeat that for every layer. Keep in fridge for 30 minutes so that it holds together.
- Do the same for the other smaller cake.
- After 30 minutes, take out the bigger cake out, trim the sides so that it becomes a little smooth and straight
- Pour the chocolate ganache over it and spread a little.
- Take the smaller cake and keep on top of the first cake.
- And now spread the chocolate ganache on top of the whole cake and spread it with help of a spatula.
- Decorate with gems or chocolate marbles and than in the end top it with the edible sugar car (more on sugar craft coming up in a post soon)