If someone had told me that I would follow the broadcast of a Eurocup, I would have laughed, because I have never been a football enthusiast. But there is nothing like having a nine year old son addicted to this sport to become fond of him with his eyes closed. With this soccer ball cake I know that I am assured of success, if our team also wins the match and I don't even tell you.
I have made this recipe several times using different fillings: chocolate, strawberries with cream, ice cream, etc. But my favorite version is this with chocolate mousse, it's delicious. The recipe has been circulating on the internet for a long time, so much so that it is almost impossible to know who first came up with the great idea of shaping a cake with a soccer ball. I am sure that it has delighted all the children (and not so children) for whom it has been prepared.
Ingredients for eight people
- Ingredients for chocolate mousse: 350 gr of dark chocolate, 6 eggs separated from the yolks, 75 gr of unsalted butter, 3 tablespoons of sugar well filled
- Ingredients for biscuits: 8 eggs separated from egg yolks, 200 grams of sugar, 250 grams of flour, 2 teaspoons of yeast coffee, 30 grams of cocoa powder
- Ingredients for syrup: 1 cup of water tea, 1 cup of sugar tea, 1 stream of rum (optional)
How to make soccer ball cake
We start preparing the chocolate mousse, so you have time to harden while making the cake and syrup. To do this, we melted the chocolate and butter in a water bath. Remove the saucepan from the heat and place the mixture in a bowl, adding the eggs one by one and beating well after adding each.
Apart, we mount the egg whites until stiff. When they are strong, we add the sugar and beat a little more. Finally, we mix the whites with the chocolate mixture making enveloping movements, so that it does not get off. We store the mousse in the fridge while we continue with the cake.
For make the cakes, we mount the clear ones to the point of firm snow and reserve them. In another bowl, beat the yolks with the sugar until a smooth mixture is left. Add the sifted flour and yeast, mixing well. Finally we add the whites to the point of snow, integrating everything through enveloping movements.
We separate the dough into two bowls, the same amount approximately in each. In one of the halves we add the cocoa, we will have a white and a brown mass. Place each half on a different baking sheet, buttered and lined with paper towels. Finally, we bake each tray separately, about 12 minutes at 180 ° C.
Once baked the two biscuits, let them cool. Next, from the white cake we cut ten hexanes. From the chocolate cake we cut five pentagons and a circle as big as the mold we are going to use, which will serve as the basis for the cake. The figures I used were 5 cm side.
To make the syrup, we put the sugar, water and rum in a saucepan and let them boil for eight or ten minutes. Once ready the almbíbar let it cool, while we began to assemble the cake.
We line a salad bowl with plastic wrap and we arrange the hexagons and pentagons of cake, intercalating them to make the characteristic drawing of a soccer ball, as can be seen in the step-by-step photographs. With a kitchen brush, we smear the cake with syrup well, reserving a little to moisten the base.
We took out the chocolate mousse we had reserved and filled the cake. Finally, we have the sponge cake base on top, which we will previously have embedded with the rest of the syrup. We cover with plastic wrap and We reserved it in the fridge until the time of serving.
Processing time | 2 hours and half
Difficulty | Elaborated
What better way to taste this soccer ball cake Than watching, with family or friends, an exciting Eurocup match. My suggestion is to prepare a variety of appetizers and top off dinner with a piece of this sponge cake filled with the best homemade chocolate mousse you can prepare. Don't you tempt my proposal?