Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Triangle Cake

I was inspired by Ria to make this wonderful cake.Thank you Ria. It sounded so exciting to read through her post for this triangle cake with vertical layers of chocolate. Mr.AJ being a chocolate fan, I did not have to wait for an occasion to try this out.
Thanks a lot to Peggy Weaver too, who did a very good explanation of how to bring up this design.
Triangle Cake 3
It was fun doing this one. I was planning for days(even though it doesn't require much), looking at the procedure again and again to make sure that I do not go wrong. And since I could not get the continuous appointment of Mr.Time, it took me 5 days to complete the whole cake.
Day 1: Baked the pound cake. Let it cool. Wrapped in foil. Off to Fridge.
Day 2: Prepared the ganache. Placed the cake on the cake board and made 66666 layers out of it. Layered each one with ganache. Into my cake box and back to fridge.
Day 3: Cut the cake diagonally and made it into a triangle. Ohh.. I could see only horizontal layers.. weep.. weep.. weep.. Planned to throw it into the bin. Then decided to finish it anyhow so that I could learn to create the swirls on the cake. Tried to spread the ganache on top.. Ohh.. my ganache was over.. I need more whipping cream & chocolate.. Somebody take me to Wal-Mart. Weep.. weep.. weep..
Day 4: Bought the cream & chocolate. Made ganache and started spreading over. The face side of the triangle was not even because of the browned sides of the cake. Decided to cut a thin layer to make it even. ohhh... wow... my layers.. are vertical :P :P :P. Showed it to AJ and the look he gave me - priceless ;)
Day 5: Photo sessions
Now I know that this one is easy and less prone to mistakes :)
Triangle Cake 4
Ingredients (Serves 10 to 12 Chocolate lovers):
All purpose flour                      --   1½ cup
Baking Powder                         --   2 tsp
Salt                                                 --   ¼ tsp
Butter                                            --   1½ cup
Granulated Sugar                    --   ¾ cup
Large Eggs                                  --   2
Vanilla extract                          --   1 tsp
Sour cream or plain yogurt --   ¼ cup
Milk                                                 --   ½ cup
Heavy cream                           --   1½ cup
Semisweet chocolate           --   375 gms

Preparation of the cake:
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and place rack in the center of the oven. Butter and lightly flour a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper.
In a separate bowl, whisk the flour with the baking powder and salt.
In a small bowl whisk the sour cream with the milk, and the vanilla extract.
Beat the butter until smooth. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until well combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Triangle Cake 1
With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and sour cream/milk mixture, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour.
Pour into the prepared loaf pan. Bake in preheated oven for about 50 - 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Cool completely.
Courtesy: Joy of Baking
Preparation of the ganache:
Roughly chop the chocolate into small pieces and place it in a heat proof bowl. Bring the heavy cream to a boil and pour over the chopped chocolate. Stir until combined. Let it cool for 20 - 30 minutes.
You can also prepare the ganache and store in the refrigerator. Lightly heat it to bring it back to the spreadable consistency. If the ganache is too runny, let it cool and if it is too thick, lightly heat it.
Cut the cake into thin horizontal layers. I made it into 6 layers. Spread a dab of ganache between each layers and stick them back. Cut the cake diagonally through the face of the rectangle.Now stick together the top of the top layer and the bottom of the bottom layer with a dab of ganache. For a better understanding visit Peggy's site . This forms a triangle  with vertical lines in front. If your cake is too much browned and if you have some crumbs after cutting the cake into layers, you might not be able to see the vertical lines as me. If you need to even the face of the cake, cut a thin layer and there you see the beautiful vertical lines.
Triangle Cake 2

Cover the cake with the left over ganache. You can decorate it as per your wish. I just made some swirls over it as Ria did. Next time, I am think about decorating it with some icing flowers.
Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream J
Triangle Cake 5


  1. Wow! Superb! cake has come out so well. Drooling here Nitha..

  2. Omg, seriously this cake looks absolutely divine and fabulous..

  3. awesome cake Nitha. really good presentation.

  4. Beautiful triangle cake, the pics are fab!

  5. Looks great. Good job!


  6. so creamy and tempting! Love it!

  7. Simply stunning looking cake. Wish I was there to savor this masterpiece.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. Great effort dear..Looks so beautiful and tempting..

  9. Wow...super aayittundu...Great work dear...

  10. Gorgeous cake,chocolaty ..looks divine

  11. Wow.. that looks delicious.!! Amazing clicks

  12. cake looks delicious... what a visual treat.. amazing pics..

  13. Great job girl ! The first pic is just popping out from the screen..loved it :-)

  14. lovely mouth watering cake and nice presentation.thanks for visiting my blog and giving a nice comment.you too have a nice blog.
    indu srinivasan

  15. I am yet to gain confidence to do a pyramid. Yours looks fabulous. great job

  16. wow...that cake looks awesome...gr8 clicks dear !

  17. Cake looks quite artistic with good clicks and presentation,love to eat it.