MOIST BRIGADEIRO CHOCOLATE CAKE

Ingredients:

Chocolate Cake

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 3 tsp instant coffee powder
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup veg oil
  • 2 large eggs

Brigadeiro Filling

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose cream
  • 2 cups condensed milk
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • ⅛ cup cornstarch or 2 tbsp cornstarch

Chocolate Ganache

  • 2 cups dark or milk chocolate, chopped
  • ¾ cup evaporated milk

WATCH: Video on How to Make Moist Brigadeiro Chocolate Cake

Procedures:

Chocolate Cake

  • In a large bowl, combine and sift the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder and sugar. Mix well. Set aside.
  • Combine hot water and coffee powder.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients: coffee, vinegar, vanilla extract, vegetable oil and eggs. Mix well.
  • Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Mix until well combined.
  • Place a parchment paper at the bottom of the pan.
  • Brush the sides of the pan with butter.
  • Pour the cake batter.
  • Tap a few times to release air bubbles.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 350 F / 175 C for 35 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • After cooling down the cake, cut the cake and place in a tub.
  • Add the brigadeiro filling on top. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Add the chocolate ganache on top of the filling.
  • Add chocolate flakes for toppings (optional)
  • Chill until ready to serve.
  • Share and enjoy!

Brigadeiro Filling

  • In a cooking pan, combine condensed milk, evaporated milk, egg yolks and cornstarch. Stir until the cornstarch dissolves. You can strain the mixture before cooking.
  • Cook the mixture over low heat until it thickens.
  • Add the all-purpose cream. Cook until smooth and thick.
  • Transfer to a bowl. Cover and chill for an hour.

Chocolate Ganache

  • Heat evaporated milk.
  • Pour the hot milk over the chocolate.
  • Mix until the chocolate melts. Set aside.

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