Chocolate cake and orange and the first birthday of blog!

Today my blog turns one year old! A year long over 400 recipes, and so much more than ' a recipe a day for 365 days that I had fixed in advance), rewarding that I would expect: not just in terms of the numbers, totally unexpected, but also and above all for the people I met, in person and virtually, among bloggers and fans, for the affection that so many have shown me, for lasting friendships that I was able to tighten it thanks to this passion that unites us all. The kitchen. This blog has changed a lot in a year, changed following my character and my ideas, but also the suggestions of who's next. I feel my creature to which I, a corner where I can say what I think, create what you want, do what I like. And if you like it too then I centered my purpose. The basic recipe of this microscopic but spongy cake with here I celebrated the birthday of the blog, complete with champagne aided by the period of Christmas holidays, is taken from the book Croissants and biscuits by Luca Montersino, I enriched with dark chocolate ganache (the chocolate is never enough), cream and orange peels.

Ingredients for 8 muffins or cupcakes with a diameter of 13 cm 3 about:

sweet tooth

  • 120 grams of flour 00
  • 20 grams of cocoa powder
  • 8 grams of baking powder
  • 50 grams of brown sugar
  • 50 grams of chocolate chips
  • 40 grams of eggs
  • 150 grams of fresh whole milk
  • 35 g of melted butter
  • 2 tbsp Grand Marnier

for the ganache

  • 150 grams of dark chocolate 60%
  • 150 ml of cream

and still

  • candied orange peels as required for seal
  • just enough whipped cream for garnish

Preheat oven to 210 degrees static. Put in a bowl the flour sifted with cocoa and baking powder and add the brown sugar. In another bowl, whisk the egg with the milk with a fork and pour the mixture over the flour. Stir with a wooden spoon working shortly the mixture, then add the melted butter, the liqueur and chocolate chips. Fill the muffin cups or moulds for cakes by 13 centimeters (buttered and floured) up to 3/4 high and bake for 10-12 minutes if you decided to make some muffins, for 15-18 if you opted for Cupcakes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

Meanwhile, prepare the ganache by bringing to a boil over low heat the cream and pour over the chocolate chopped coarsely. Mix with a spatula until the mixture is thick and glossy. Let it cool for a few minutes and pour it on the cupcake up to cover it completely of ganache (I recommend you put the cake on a glass placing all on a plate and leave pouring the ganache from above, so the cupcake will be perfectly easily advanced ganache and frosted recover), or, cool the ganache and, When it is dense enough, garnish the surface of muffins using a spatula.

Whip the cream until stiff and decorate the cakes with whipped cream and candied orange peels according to your imagination.

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22 comments

Raffaella 7 January 2014 at 17:59

Hi Ada,congratulations on the blog. I'd like some advice from you. I am sensitive to gluten and lactose intolerant,i tried your muffins by replacing the flour with a gluten free and the butter and oil are great, my kids though li han found bitters and little cakes can you tell me how to change the recipe to make them less bitter?Thanks in advance and again congratulations from Raffaella

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Sicilians creative in the kitchen 7 January 2014 at 22:30

Hello Chris, have you tried this recipe? Then, I think you can try using a small amount of addition to gluten free flour rice flour, very delicate. Obviously add sugar and maybe some natural vanilla extract (very sweet liquid containing the seeds.), In addition, If they perceived bad taste, It's probably the taste of chocolate: I suppose you can't use neither the white nor the milk, then take the fondant but with a lower percentage of cocoa under the 50% and maybe under the frosting spread a thin layer of very sweet jam, like apricots or peaches. I hope I have been of use… Let me know!

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Claudia 7 January 2014 at 10:22

Wishes Wishes Wishes!!!
to you who are simply…”tasty”…!!!
and…to me that is a year I cook good things… 😉

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Sicilians creative in the kitchen 7 January 2014 at 11:17

Hi Claudia! Thanks! Hopefully in another year of cooked together then!!! ADA

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Carmelo Fin December 28, 2013 at 17:11

Hi Ada (Frankenstein),
the “creature” is growing really beautifully and in excellent health.
You see that is looked after with love and pampered with delicious recipes.
This continues for many years.
2014 happy you and the photographer,
Carmel

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Sicilians creative in the kitchen December 28, 2013 at 20:23

Hi Carmel, good to see you here! Thanks for the comparison, This blog is really a creature that accudisco with love, taking here and there hints and suggestions! 2014 happy too, by me and by photographer, currently in your beautiful island to enjoy it… ADA

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Hedwig December 28, 2013 at 15:01

You're a bomber but with me not attaccccccaaaaaaa are not greedy Fortunately this delicacy can not too sweet but argh I for others though pr la befana gluttons and I eat a small piece.
Good compliblog and go on like a hug and happy new year to you and Family.

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Sicilians creative in the kitchen December 28, 2013 at 15:04

Hedwig how can you not be greedy about chocolate? However this cupcake is pretty bitter, not too sweet, very dark. Then the cake is also muted by the scent of liquor. Maybe you give up chocolate coating? Hugs and happy new year!!! ADA

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Lucia December 28, 2013 at 13:39

Happy birthday to compleblog, then! 🙂

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Sicilians creative in the kitchen December 28, 2013 at 14:53

Hello Lucy! Heartfelt thanks and welcome!

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Roberta Morasco December 28, 2013 at 12:55

ADA, good compliblog!!! Really look like a veteran…more than a year!!!! Great for your business, post a recipe a day is really tough….. beautiful and delicious cake!!!
I embrace you, successful year!!! Roby <3

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Sicilians creative in the kitchen December 28, 2013 at 14:53

Hello Robert! But veteran, I do things in my usual chaos, some’ how we are. But I'm so happy to have won my bet with myself on a recipe a day. And now I relax a little… 🙂

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Lalla - Simply Cooking December 28, 2013 at 12:47

Deserved milestone not only for your tenacity and stubbornness 😉 in fact it was doable because there is a knowledge base that comes so natural and lively. Not good, but very good !
Kiss

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Sicilians creative in the kitchen December 28, 2013 at 14:52

Hi Lalla! Hard-headed and stubborn are the first adjectives with which I usually describe people who know me well! Knowledge is very little, Let's say I have a lot of good will and that I am learning gradually… A hug and happy holidays, ADA

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Nicola December 28, 2013 at 08:53

Happy birthday to your Blog ...!! BEST WISHES!!

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Sicilians creative in the kitchen December 28, 2013 at 11:31

Thanks Nicholas, happy holidays!!!

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Elly December 28, 2013 at 07:09

Beautiful Ada! Good compliblog. Great choice your recipe now. Also I have that book and of course I couldn't go through this recipe, reworked as for me the candies…. But I know for a fact that black fluffy is delicious. And your dress to the nines is not not bad!!! Kiss! MO you do, keep a recipe a day???

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Sicilians creative in the kitchen December 28, 2013 at 11:34

Thank You Helen! To me the candies don't excite, but the Sicilian orange peels are another thing! How to recipes, I would arrest me on every other day if you publish the little extras during the week… bacioni Ada

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Christian December 28, 2013 at 00:11

Best wishes for your compiblog: only one year?? I used much more experienced…A recipe a day: how you doing? Especially since there are two of you…don't spare a whole mess of stuff? At this point I hope you get to two recipes per day and continue to play…that is the maximum! A big kiss, cri

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Sicilians creative in the kitchen December 28, 2013 at 11:35

Hi Christian! Yes Yes just one year, I'm a infante (only in the world of blogs unfortunately…). As I did not know, Luckily Gianluca eats and not get fat. Him. Kisses!ADA

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salt, sugar and cinnamon December 27, 2013 at 23:46

Happy Birthday Dear! Double birthday! Blog birthday, and of course…Happy Holidays. And then sincere congratulations, for l’ year of satisfaction and success that you deserved, for how long did amazed and delighted and how long you will continue to do so! See you soon 😉

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Sicilians creative in the kitchen December 28, 2013 at 11:38

Do you trust me… sooner or later I may even poison someone…. a hug, ADA

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