Filled Chocolate Dome Cake
6 Large eggs - separated
1 C. sugar
1/2 C. sour cream
1/2 C. cocoa
1 C. flour
2 T. rum
1 pint whipping cream
1/2 C. cocoa
1/2 C. sugar -- (1/2 to 3/4)
2 T. currant jelly -- (2 to 3)
chocolate frosting of your choice
OK, this recipe looks like a lot of work, but it isn't that bad. Honest. And the
results are downright spectacular, earning you many kudos from whatever family
and friends get to enjoy the fruits of your labor. It's wise to prepare this
dessert a day ahead--that way you won't be in a hurry, and the flavors will
benefit from having some time to meld. Serves 6 to 10.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the inside of a 9-inch colander with
well-buttered foil. Beat egg whites until stiff; add 1/4 cup sugar, and beat for
two minutes. Set aside in a cool place. Cream together egg yolks, sour cream and remaining
sugar; fold in flour and cocoa alternately with beaten egg whites.
Pour mixture into lined colander and bake 15 minutes; reduce heat to 325 degrees
and bake 30 to 35 minutes, until cake springs back when touched. Cool, leaving
cake in colander.
Cut off top of cake in the shape of a circle, about one-inch deep; set aside.
Carefully scoop out insides of cake, leaving one-inch crust all around. Sprinkle
scooped-out cake with rum.
Filling: Whip cream until stiff; gently fold in cocoa and sugar to taste. Put
3/4 of filling into cake cavity, along with sliced insides of cake. Cover with
Turn cake onto platter; carefully peel off foil. Spread outside with currant
jelly. Pour chocolate frosting over top and cool in refrigerator. When frosting
is hard, decorate cake with remaining filling, using a decorator bag.
Footsie Note: Not being real big on currants, I'd use Raspberry Jam instead.
Source: A-Home Bakery