Tort de ciocolata si menta / Chocolate and mint cake

 Desi azi nu este una dintre cele mai bune zile ale mele, m-am hotarat sa va povestesc putin despre ce am mai facut prin bucatarie. Nu azi ci saptamana aceasta. Sunt proaspat intoarsa din Cluj, orasul studentiei noastre, unde am petrecut clipe minunate alaturi de prietenii si colegii nostri si de unde ne-am intors cu o raceala zdravana dar fericiti. Dar sa revenim pentru ca inca visam cu ochii deschisi!
Zilele trecute am vazut o poza cu un tort pe internet. Din pacate nu era si reteta. Mi-am inchipuit cam cum ar trebui facut si am decis sa-mi incerc norocul, mai ales ca aveam si musafiri.
Iata ce am folosit.

Ingrediente blat:

– 8 oua
– 8 linguri de zahar
– 9 linguri de faina
– 1 plic praf de copt
– 2 plicuri vanilie Finesse
– 1 lingurita ulei
– 4 linguri cacao neagra

Ingrediente mousse:

– 500 ml frisca vegetala lichida
– 2 plicuri de gelatina
– 3 oua
– 150 ml lapte
– 100 g zahar
– 100 g frunze proaspete de menta

Ingrediente glazura:

– 200 g ciocolata neagra de menaj
– 20 g unt

Although today it’s not one of my best days, I decided to tell you about what I cooked. No, not today, this week. We just came back from Cluj, the town where we were students at University, where we had great times with our friends and colleagues and where we caught a “nice”cold. But we are happy! But let’s get back to our business because we dream with our eyes wide open!
These days I saw a picture with a cake on Internet. Unfortunately it was a picture without recipe. I imagined how this cake should be done and I decided to make a try, especially because we had some friends coming to our place. 
Here is what I used.
Ingredients for sponge cake:
 
– 8 eggs
– 8 spoons of sugar
– 9 spoons of flour
– 10g of baking powder
– 20 g of vanilla Finesse (or other type of vanilla)
– 1 teaspoon of oil
– 4 spoons of cocoa
 
Ingredients for mousse:
 
– 500 ml of liquid vegetal cream
– 20 g of granules of gelatin
– 3 eggs
– 150 ml of milk
– 100 g of sugar
– 100 g of fresh mint leaves
 
Ingredients for chocolate glaze:
 
– 200 g of chocolate

– 20 g of butter

Separam albusurile de galbenusuri si le batem spuma.

We separate the egg whites and we mix them until we obtain a meringue.

Adaugam zaharul si vanilia si mixam in continuare.
We add the sugar and vanilla and we mix well.

Punem uleiul peste galbenusuri si amestecam.

We put the oil with the egg yolks and we mix.

Punem galbenusurile peste spuma obtinuta din albusuri si mixam.

We put the egg yolks in the same bowl as the meringue and we mix them together.

Adaugam cacao, faina, praful de copt si mixam.

We add the cocoa, the flour, the baking powder and we mix well.

Punem compozitia intr-o forma cu pereti detasabili ce se pune in cuptorul preincalzit. Blatul este gata atunci cand betisorul de incercare este curat. Se scoate din cuptor si se lasa la racit.

We put the composition into a pan with adjustable ring. We put the pan into the preheated oven and we let it there until the composition passes the “stick” test. We take out the pan and we let the sponge cake to cool off.

Se prepara mousse-ul. Frisca lichida se mixeaza bine intr-un bol inalt.

We are preaparing the mousse now. The liquid vegetable cream is mixed very well into a high bowl.

Intr-o craticioara se pune zaharul, ouale si laptele. Aceasta se pune la incalzit amestecand in continuu. Se va lua de pe aragaz atunci cand obtinem o compozitie cremoasa. O lasam sa se racoreasca.

Into a pan we put the sugar, the eggs and milk. This pan is put on the stove and we mix continuously. The pan will be taken off the stove when we obtain a creamy composition. We let it to cool off.

Menta se spala si se mixeaza cu blenderul. Piureul obtinut se pune peste frisca batuta si se mixeaza bine.

The mint is washed and mixed with the blender. We put the puree over the cream and we mix very well.

Gelatina se pune intr-o cana cu apa, dupa instructiunile de pe ambalaj dupa care se pune in crema calduta si se amesteca bine. Crema astfel obtinuta se pune peste frisca amestecata cu menta si se mixeaza bine.

The gelatin granules will be put into a glass of water and is prepared as it’s written on the wrapping paper. After that the gelatin will be put into the cream that was made earlier and the composition obtained is mixed very well.

Optional puteti adauga bucatele de ciocolata in mousse.

If you want you can add chocolate chips in the mint mousse.

Blatul de tort se taie in doua. O bucata se va pune sub mousse si una deasupra. Bucata de blat se pune pe un platou iar in jurul ei se pune inelul detasabil. Se toarna compozitia de mousse peste care se pune a doua bucata de blat.
Glazura se prepara din ciocolata topita si 20 g de unt. Se pune peste blat si se intinde uniform. Ciocolata se poate topi in cuptorul cu microunde sau intr-o punga de plastic pusa intr-o craticioara cu apa fierbinte.
Se pune la frigider cel putin 4-5 ore. Eu l-am lasat de pe o zi pe alta.

The sponge cake is cut in two. One piece will be put under the mousse and the other over the mousse. The piece that should be under the mousse is put on a big plate. We put the adjustable ring and we put the mousse composition. After that we put the second piece of sponge cake.
The chocolate glaze is made of melted chocolate and 20 g of butter. We put the glaze on the sponge cake and we lay it well. You can melt the chocolate in the microwave oven or into a plastic bag, in hot water.
We put the cake in the fridge for at least 4-5 hours. I kept it there until the next day.

Tortul poate fi decorat cum doriti. Eu am folosit putina ciocolata alba si frunze de menta proaspete.

The cake can be decorated as you wish. I used some white chocolate and fresh mint leaves.

Sper ca v-a placut reteta mea de tort cu menta.  A fost chiar distractiv sa fac un tort dupa o poza dar fara reteta! 🙂 Si da, am frecat menta la propriu! :))
I hope you like my mint cake recipe. It was quite fun to bake a cake after a picture but without any recipe! 🙂

12 comments
  1. categoric mie imi place ,menta cu ciocolata e o combinatie seducatoare!

  2. Si noua ne-a placut foarte mult. Sedinta foto cu felia de tort si sectiunea a fost facuta la repezeala pt ca tortul a disparut rapid! :))
    Multumesc pt vizita! O seara frumoasa si o saptamana usoara!

  3. Daaaaa….cu menta!Tot ce are menta imi place!Eu facusem niste fursecuri cu menta ,tocata la cutit (nu mai stiu daca le-ai vazut)Dar ideea ta imi place si o sa o retin,vad eu cum si la ce o sa o aplic!
    O zi munata iti doresc!

  4. D-na Janet, imi aduc aminte! Mi-a placut mult reteta. Va doresc o seara frumoasa!

  5. Waaaa….ce minune ai facut aici! Deci, nici nu discut sa nu execut minunea asta!Super idee cu menta proaspata! Felicitari!

  6. WOW, I looove mint! This is great!

  7. Andreea, multumesc! Sa-mi spui cum ti-a iesit. Noua ne-a placut tare mult. Initial am avut emotii pt ca am crezut ca mousse-ul va avea gust de bomboane medicinale din cauza mentei proaspete :))!

  8. Ravie, thank you so much! Have a nice evening!

  9. Un gâteau délicieux.
    Je te prendrai bien une tranche pour goûter.
    Bonne semaine et à bientôt.

  10. Merci, Nadji! A bientôt!

  11. je trouve que le chocolat et la menthe deux saveurs qui se marient à merveille!!!
    ce gâteau gourmand et joliment présenté…bravo
    bonne soirée

  12. Fimere, merci beaucoup!

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