© 2012 Viviane Perenyi - Steamed Coco and Chocolate Cake

After a very good time in Paris, Paprika and I are back in Magyarország -Hungary- enjoying the ever charming Budapest…

Before I’m able to share more about our trip, here’s a little sweet I’ve made a couple of weeks ago in my kiwi kitchen.

In my little notepad I had scribbled lamington.
The initial idea I had in mind. An excuse to use the light and crisp coconut chips I had in the pantry.
From there the idea evolved into this cake that requires no baking.

A steam cake with a subtle coconut flavour frosted with a generous chocolate crème anglaise and topped with the delicate curls of coconut chips…

© 2012 Viviane Perenyi - Coconut & Chocolate Steam Cake

Coconut & Chocolate Steam Cakes (makes 6 little cakes)

120g rice flour
50g caster sugar
200ml coconut milk
4 egg whites

In a bowl mix together rice flour and sugar. Pour in coconut milk and and stir. In a separate bowl whip egg whites until firm peak. Fold gently in the flour mixture and combine to have an homogenous batter but still foamy. Grease well moulds with vegetable oil and pour the batter in (3/4 full). Steam for 25-30 minutes.

Chocolate crème (you will have more than needed for the cakes)
100ml coconut milk
50g dark chocolate
2 egg yolks
25g sugar

In a little sauce pan over low fire, warm coconut milk and chocolate. In a bowl, whip egg yolks and sugar until pale. Pour the hot chocolate and coconut milk over the eggs and keep on whipping. Pour the sauce back into the sauce pan and over low fire stir constantly until the sauce starts to thicken – between 5 to 10 minutes. When the desired consistency is obtained. Coat each cake with the crème and sprinkle on top the coconut chips.

© 2012 Viviane Perenyi - Steamed Coco and Chocolate Cake

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Après un superbe séjour à Paris, Paprika et moi sommes de retour à Magyarország -Hongrie- et profitons de la charmante Budapest…

Avant que je puisse partager davantage sur notre voyage, voici une petite douceur que j’avais faite il y a quelques semaines dans ma cuisine kiwi.

Dans mon calepin j’avais griffoné lamington.
L’idée initiale que j’avais en tête. Une excuse pour utiliser les lamelles de coco légères et croustillantes que j’avais dans le placard.
De là, l’idée a évolué pour devenir ce petit gâteau qui ne demande aucune cuisson au four.

Un gâteau vapeur au coco nappé d’une généreuse crème anglaise au chocolat et garni de délicates volutes de coco…