Mirror cakes have taken the internet by storm. A delicious chocolate cake with a reflective glaze!
Chocolate cake, covered in a thin layer of buttercream
1 tablespoon powdered gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
125 milliliters water
225 grams granulated sugar
150 grams pure chocolate (not chocolate chips)
30 grams cocoa powder, sifted
65 milliliters whipping cream
Cherries, for topping
Let's get Cooking...
Place the cake in the fridge for about 30 minutes to chill while you make the glaze.
Pour the 1/4 cup cold water into a bowl and sprinkle the gelatin evenly over the surface. Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
Place 125 milliliters water into a pot and add the granulated sugar. Set to high heat and heat until it reaches 219F. Remove from the heat. Add the pure chocolate and whisk until it has melted. Then add the cocoa powder and whisk to combine. Add the whipping cream and combine.
Once it reduces to 140F, add the gelatin and stir to combine.
Pour the glaze through a sieve, then pulse with an immersion blender to remove any lumps. Pour through a sieve once more. Cool to 84F.
Place a baking sheet on your surface and place a can in the center. Place the cake on a plate slightly smaller than the cake and place onto the can. Pour over the glaze over the cake. Transfer the cake to the fridge and chill for 10-30 minutes.