HUNGARIAN DECADENT CHOCOLATE CAKE- RIGO JANCSI

Hungarian Decadent Chocolate Cake- inspired from the original recipe of Rigo Jancsi Cake, an elegant dessert from 19th century in Austro Hungarian Empire.

HUNGARIAN DECADENT CHOCOLATE CAKE- RIGO JANCSI

INGREDIENTS
INGREDIENTS FOR THE CHOCOLATE GANACHE AND TOPPING
  1. 4 cups heavy cream
  2. ¼ cup unsalted butter ½ stick
  3. ¼ cup sugar
  4. 20 oz semisweet chocolate finely chopped
  5. Plus 2 oz chopped chocolate separately will use it for the topping
  6. ⅓ cup dark rum
  7. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

INGREDIENTS FOR THE SYRUP
  1. ¼ cup water
  2. 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  3. 2 tablespoons dark rum

INGREDIENTS FOR THE CAKE:
  1. 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  2. ¾ teaspoons instant coffee powder
  3. ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  4. 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  5. ½ teaspoon baking soda
  6. 3 large eggs separated
  7. ¾ cup granulated sugar
  8. ¼ tsp salt

INSTRUCTIONS
How to make the Chocolate Ganache:
  • Stir the heavy cream, butter, and sugar together in a saucepan.
  • Place the saucepan over medium heat and heat it up until the sugar dissolves and the heavy cream comes to a simmer.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add 20 oz of chocolate. Whisk until melted and smooth.
  • Whisk in rum and vanilla.
Transfer one cup of the warm mixture to a small bowl and add the 2 oz chocolate to it. This will be the final glaze
  • Mix until smooth. Set aside.
  • Transfer the rest of the chocolate mixture into a larger bowl to use as filling.
  • Chill until cold and thick, at least 6 hours.