Always wanted to try this birthday cake from Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone. We're making it Hagrid's style!
I hope I'm not the only one who has always wanted a cake like this one! I finally decided to make it and I couldn't be happier with the results! You can make any other brioche cake, but I decided to make my favorite one which is Sacher's Cake!
For the Sacher’s brioche:
150g Dark Chocolate
Jam (I like apricot or raspberry)
For the buttercream:
300g Icing Sugar
Milk if needed
Let's get started:
Start by separating the egg yolks from the egg whites.
In a pot, heat the chocolate at medium heat, and once it is melted, add the butter and stir it in to get an amazing liquid texture. Once the butter has melted and combined, remove from the heat and add the egg yolks, and don't start mixing until they have completely been integrated to the chocolate.
On a big bowl, whip the egg whites while adding the sugar slowly into the bowl, it is gonna duplicate its original volume. Once you get to that point, it is time to slowly incorporate the chocolate mix we have just prepared.
Keep whisking until all the chocolate has mixed in. Now with a spatula, slowly incorporate the flour and baking powder with folding movements, it has to be done carefully as we want the egg whites to stay whipped.
Now it's ready to go to the oven, 180º, for approximately 30 minutes. Pinch with a knife to check if the interior is cooked.
Let the cake cool down, as it really needs to be at least at room temperature before painting with the buttercream.
Cut the top of the brioche as we want it to be flat, and then cut the brioche in half to fill it in with some jam. You can also brush all the inside with some simple syrup so it doesn't get dry fast (you can get that by just melting the same amount of sugar and water).
For the buttercream, just blend together all the ingredients and separate a small bowl to make the green cream for the letters, and in the other part of the mix, add the pink food coloring (or a tinny bit of red to the same effect).
Cover the cake with the pink buttercream, and don't worry, we're making it Hagrid's style and it doesn't need to be perfect at all, quite the opposite indeed.
Put the green frosting into a small plastic bag and cut a small tip in one corner, and now you can write in the cake! I wrote the text with a knife before so I knew where to put the frosting, depends on your skills!
Here's a step by step video and also a vlog of my themed birthday⚡