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Keep these foolproof tips in mind when making chocolate dream cake

By BROOKE VILLANUEVA Published Nov 21, 2020 9:22 am

Are you a big fan of chocolate dream cake?

It was popularized by Le Sucre Lab—one of the first few brands that started the tin can cake trend, birthing other flavors and twists to the well-loved dessert. 

Apicapica’s Chocolate Fantasy Cake is a case in point, which was taken to a whole new level with a generous layer of gooey caramel between moist chocolate cake and chocolate ganache. This simple experiment yielded magical results that even stars and personalities like Karen Davila, Ciara Sotto, Sue Ramirez, Ruffa Gutierrez, Kim Chiu, and more have raved about it.

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Looking to come up with your own take but don’t know where to start? Here, Niki Lacson, the woman behind Apicapica’s celebrity-approved offering, shares her sweet recipe for success.

Be patient 

Sometimes, getting creative in the kitchen could mean cultivating patience, especially for decadent treats like this. “It may take a lot of time,” Lacson told PhilSTAR L!FE, as you have to make sure each layer would be done correctly. 

Don’t overbake 

Give yourself enough time to bake the sponge itself to avoid bulges at the center.

Be consistent with measurements 

Baking chocolate dreamcake does not only require time, but also precision of measurements. “Otherwise, it could taste weird and funny!” she added with a laugh. 

Use premium ingredients 

“Don’t settle for less,” said the mommy baker. While it’s good to save money when buying ingredients, don’t sacrifice the quality of your cake. Who knows? If it turns out well, you might even consider selling it online!

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Put the fun in making it 

“The secret ingredients are always baking with love and having fun,” Lacson continued. You may also add design and color to the top of your cake and its container for a more perked-up look!

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