Chocolate Layer Cake

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Ingredients

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For the batter
4 eggs
250 grams sugar
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon grated Lemon peel
250 grams liquid butter
200 grams Pastry flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon Baking powder
For the cream
1 packet Chocolate pudding powder (For 500 ml milk)
50 grams Dark chocolate
2 teaspoons cornstarch
100 grams sugar
2 tablespoons Cocoa
500 milliliters milk
300 grams butter
For the topping
butter (to grease the pan)
250 grams Dark couverture chocolate
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Preparation steps

1.

Preheat the oven to 180°C (approximately 360°F) convection.

2.

For the batter: Separate the eggs. Beat egg yolks with the sugar until light and fluffy. Mix together the salt, lemon zest and melted butter and then stir in the flour, cornstarch and baking powder a bit at a time. Whip the egg whites until stiff and fold carefully into the egg and flour mixture. Divide the batter into 8 portions.

3.

Grease the springform pan and successively bake 7 thin cake layers in a preheated oven for 6-8 minutes each. immediately loosen each layer from the pan and leave to cool on a wire rack.

4.

For the cream: Stir the chocolate pudding powder with the starch, sugar and cocoa powder in a little cold milk until smooth. Bring the remaining milk to a boil, dissolve the dark chocolate in it, add the pudding mixture into the chocolate milk, let briefly boil, then remove from heat and let cool. Beat the butter until fluffy and stir the chocolate pudding into the butter by the tablespoon.

5.

Thinly brush 6 of the cooled cake layers with the chocolate cream and stack on top of one another. Top with the last cake layer and thinly brush the whole cake with the remaining cream. Refrigerate.

6.

For the topping: Coarsely chop the chocolate and melt over a hot water bath. Cool slightly and when the chocolate begins to become firm spread it all over the outside of the cake with a broad scraper. Refrigerate and serve once the chocolate topping has fully solidified.