Churros Cake with chocolate ganache

When talking about churros, we will think about the fried choux pastry.

That’s dipped in cinnamon sugar and served with chocolate sauce.  But this time churros are coming in a cake form.

Actually, I really love the fragrance of cinnamon, so churros is one of my favorite sweets (plus it’s fried food, haha).

Just mixing, putting in the pan, and baking, it’s a lot easier than making choux pastry and frying (anyway, I didn’t talk about the calories, ^^). 

For the amount of the cinnamon, I use 1/4 tsp of it in the cake, you can use less (or more) depend on your taste. I add the paprika powder into the chocolate ganache to make it more interesting, but if you want your ganache to get more punch, ัyou can use Cayenne pepper instead.

Churros Cake with chocolate ganache

makes 2 (using 10.8 x 4.8cm Kugelhopf pans) 

Cinnamon butter cake

60 g ………………. All-purpose flour

1/4 tsp …………… Cinnamon powder

1/4 tsp …………… Baking powder

40 g ………………. Unsalted butter

……………………… Pinch of salt

1/2 tsp …………… Vanilla extract

50 g ………………. Granulated sugar

1 ……………………. Egg (55-60 g)

30 g ………………. Milk

20 g ………………. Plain yogurt

Chocolate ganache

40 g ………………. Whipping cream

25 g ………………. Dark Chocolate 

……………………… Pinch of Paprika powder

Cinnamon sugar

20 g ………………. Granulated sugar

1/4 tsp …………… Cinnamon powder

Finishing

……………………. Melted unsalted butter

Preheat an oven to  180℃  

Brush 2 of 10.8 x 4.8cm Kugelhopf pans with butter.

Sift the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon together. Set aside.

Beat the butter with salt and vanilla extract until smooth. Add the sugar and beat until light in color. Add the egg and beat to combine.

Put half of the sifted flour into the bowl and fold to combine.

Put the milk and plain yogurt into the bowl and fold to combine.

Put the rest of the flour into the bowl.

Fold to combine.

Divide the batter into the prepared pan.

Bake in the 180℃  preheated oven for 25 minutes.

Let the cake cool completely on a wire rack.

Heat the whipping cream in a microwave  (600W) for 20-30 seconds. Add the chocolate and paprika powder.

Stir to combine and let it cool completely before using.

Mix the sugar and cinnamon powder to make cinnamon sugar.

Brush cake with melted unsalted butter.

Press the cake into the cinnamon sugar bowl to cover the top of the cake with cinnamon sugar.

Drizzle the ganache over the cake before serving.

Churros Cake with chocolate ganache

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