Brain Cakes

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recipe by Kenwood https://kenwoodworld.com/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 15mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    12
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    359
based on 4 ratings

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recipe updated 11 May 2021

Ingredients

  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    125 g (about ½ cup)
  • Caster sugar icon
    Caster sugar
    300 g (about 1 ½ cups)
  • Egg icon
    Egg
    3 (about 150 g)
  • Cocoa powder icon
    Cocoa powder
    20 g (about 3 ⅝ tablespoons)
  • Red food colouring icon
    Red food colouring
    1 tablespoon (about 15 ml)
  • Plain flour icon
    Plain flour
    190 g (about 1 ½ cups)
  • Buttermilk icon
    Buttermilk
    125 ml (about ½ cup)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    1 teaspoon (about 5 ml)
  • Salt icon
    Salt
    1 pinch
  • Bicarbonate of soda icon
    Bicarbonate of soda
    ½ teaspoon (about 2 g)
  • White vinegar icon
    White vinegar
    1 ½ teaspoons (about 8 ml)
  • Strawberry jam icon
    Strawberry jam
    200 g (about ½ cup)
  • Sugar paste icon
    Sugar paste
    200 g (about ¾ cup)

Tools

  • kCook icon Microwave
  • kCook icon Cooling rack
  • kCook icon Pastry brush
  • kCook icon kCook Multi
  • kCook icon Kcook bowl
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Demisphere mould

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 170°C
  2. Grease a clean demisphere mould then set aside
  3. Fit midi blade to kCook bowl
  4. Add unsalted butter and caster sugar to the kCook bowl
  5. Fit kCook bowl to kCook Multi
  6. Attach lid to kCook bowl with filler cap fitted
  7. Mix with filler cap fitted - 2 min, speed 7
  8. Then add egg to the kCook bowl
  9. Mix with filler cap fitted - 2 min, speed 7
  10. Add cocoa powder and red food colouring to a clean small bowl
  11. Mix with tablespoon until combined
  12. Transfer content of small bowl to kCook bowl
  13. Mix with filler cap fitted - 1 min, speed 7
  14. Then add plain flour, buttermilk, vanilla extract and salt to the kCook bowl
  15. Mix with filler cap fitted then scrape bowl - 2 min, speed 5
  16. Mix with filler cap fitted then scrape bowl - 30 sec, speed 5
  17. Mix with filler cap fitted - 30 sec, speed 5
  18. Add bicarbonate of soda and white vinegar to a clean small bowl
  19. Mix
  20. Transfer content of small bowl to kCook bowl
  21. Mix with filler cap fitted - 2 min, speed 5
  22. Spoon content of kCook bowl into demisphere mould
  23. Bake - 25 min, 170°C
  24. Turn out onto cooling rack and let cool
  25. Shape then set aside
  26. Add strawberry jam to a clean medium bowl
  27. Heat until runny - approx 10 sec
  28. Brush until covered and let cool
  29. Knead sugar paste on the jam
  30. Roll out into logs
  31. Decorate
  32. Brush gently until covered
  33. Serve
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