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Toblerone Inspired Dinner Party Dessert

May 18, 2012 by Fleur in Cakes & Bakes, Party Food with 11 Comments

I stayed up until 3am last Sunday morning. GASP!!!  For anyone who knows me, this is quite an achievement.  I usually get to about 10.30pm on an evening out and start yawning, then by 11pm I’ve firmly got my going home hat on, and that’s it, the night over.  But on Saturday I was having such a great time that I forgot about the fact that my children would be waking up in 6 hours…5 hours…4 hours and was happy to keep going.  I bet you are all wondering what I was up to.  Well, hubby and I,  along with 3 other couples have been taking part in our own ‘Come Dine With Me’ dinner parties.  Last week we went to CDWM No: 3…and it was brilliant!  The theme was ‘The Oscars’ and I just LOVED getting dressed up.  Our hosts had even laid out the red carpet for our arrival, and placed a champagne saucer of pink bubbly in our hands as we walked in.  I felt famous, just for a split second.

We were actually first to host a couple of months back and decided to have a Mexican themed night.  I had no idea that there would be such a market for Mexican style partyware, but I was amazed at the choice.  I think my favorite purchase was the inflatable cactus.   The only down side being, it has no further use at all!  I mean where does one store an inflatable cactus?  It looked fab in our dinning room on the night though.  The second CDWM had an Olympic theme which had us all dressed up in red, white or blue and taking part in various party games. Such a great night.

These evenings have been really successful so we have agreed that after the last one next month, we are all going out for a meal together over the summer and then we will be starting CDWM season 2 in the autumn.  So I’ve got my thinking cap on already for themes, food and entertainment to make our next one even better than our last one.

I want to create my own dessert next time round, (for extra wow factor) so it’s with thanks to the Alphabake challenge hosted by Caroline Makes and Baking Addict and the We Should Cocoa challenge hosted this month by Laura from How to Cook Good Food and organsied by Chocolette that I have come up with a Toblerone style dessert.  It contains the required almonds and chocolate for We should Cocoa, and the ‘H’ ingredient is honey for Alphabake.
I have to say that this was a complete experiment right up to the point of the finishing touches.  I had imagined in my head that I would cover the cake with a ganache that would make it look more like a triangle of Toblerone, but I ended up with a chocolate sauce so went with that and I think it worked really well.  The final dessert had a gorgeous stickiness to it a bit like a sticky toffee pudding, and served with the ice cream, I was in heaven.

Toblerone Inspired Dinner Party Dessert

What you need:

Cake

  • 125g butter
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 115g self raising flour
  • 25g cocoa
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 25g toasted flaked almonds (and a sew extra for decoration)
  • 70g chopped nougat

Chocolate sauce

  • 75g milk chocolate
  • 100ml double cream
  • Medium sized traybake tin (mine was 27cm x 21cm) greased with the bottom lined
  • Serves 8 (based on a few people having a second helping)

What to do

  1. Pre heat the oven to 180c/350f/gas 4.
  2. Put butter in a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until pale and creamy.  Add sugar and beat until fully incorporated.  Mixture should have a light and fluffy texture
  3. Gradually add eggs and honey beating after each addition.  Sift in flour and cocoa and add milk then fold in with a large metal spoon
  4. Once the flour and cocoa is almost folded in add the nougat and almonds and gently mix in
  5. Pour mixture into the traybake tin, and gently smooth down.  Pop in the oven for about 20 mins until a knife comes out clean
  6. Remove cake from the tin and cool on a rack
  7. Once cool, cut the cake into 6 even squares.  Then cut each square diagonally to make 2 triangles.  Find a rectangular shaped plate or tray and line up the triangles as in the pictures
  8. To make the chocolate sauce, melt the chocolate and cream together in a bowl over simmering water.  Mix with a spoon to incorporate and drizzle over the cakes
  9. Use the reserved almonds to decorate the sides of each triangle and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

 

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11 Comments

  1. underthebluegumtreeMay 18, 2012 at 6:34 amReply

    What a clever idea and a scrumptious looking pudding. Definitely one to add to the list to try.

    • Homemade By FleurMay 18, 2012 at 12:54 pmReplyAuthor

      Let me know if you do. I’d love to know how you got on and what you thought.

  2. thelittleloafMay 18, 2012 at 6:59 amReply

    Oh wow, this looks absolutely delicious! Toblerone the ultimate guilty pleasure and this looks like it would be even stickier, gooier and more amazing :-)

    • Homemade By FleurMay 18, 2012 at 12:53 pmReplyAuthor

      It’s my guilty pleasure too. Can eat for too much of it in one sitting! This dessert was splendid :)

  3. [email protected]May 18, 2012 at 7:03 amReply

    You must have had such a good time at your Come Dine with me Dinner Party, wish I was there too! This dessert is so clever and uses lots of delicious ingredients that work so well together. I would be very happy with myself if I had created this chocolate sensation and thank you for entering it into We Should Coca.
    I have my Jubilee themed idea for your challenge, so will be in touch with it soon!
    xx

    • Homemade By FleurMay 18, 2012 at 12:56 pmReplyAuthor

      Glad you like the look of it. I was very pleased that my experiment turned out so well. It’s so frustrating when things don’t work but extremely rewarding when they do. Looking forward to seeing your Jubilee entry.

  4. NickkiTMay 18, 2012 at 12:51 pmReply

    Oh wow what a brilliant idea! Love the look of this.

  5. ChocletteMay 18, 2012 at 2:14 pmReply

    Now that looks fantastic and as close to a toblerone as you could get. I was wondering how you had incorporated the almonds so uniformly, then realised you’d put those on afterwards – great idea. I bet they tasted fantastic and I’m sure everyone would be very impressed. Thanks for sharing with WSC.

  6. AnujaMay 28, 2012 at 3:15 amReply

    Wow these arerawesome! Bookmarking it for future :D

    • FleurMay 28, 2012 at 5:24 amReplyAuthor

      Thank you and do let me know if you try it.

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