I used Designer Chocolate Baby Grands recipe for the cake.You can get it from here too. I double the recipe for 9 inch cake.
For frosting, I tried dairy cream from Wendy. It was sooo good.We like it very much, not oily, easy to wash the plates...hahaha.
Here's the recipe :
For the cake: (9" cake)
66 gm cocoa powder
118 gm hot water
75 gm all purpose flour
75 gm cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sodium bicarbonate
300 gm sugar
1/4 tsp salt
4 egg yolks
108 gm corn oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 egg whites
600 gm dairy whipping cream
41/2 tbsp sugar
11/2 tsp gelatin
11/2 tbsp water
Canned mandarin oranges, or any fruits of your choice.
Combine cocoa powder and boiling water into a smooth paste.
Set aside and let it cool.
Pre heat oven o 180C.Line 9 inch baking pan.
Sieve all purpose flour, cake flour, baking powder, and sodium bicarbonate.
Mix in sugar and salt. Set aside.
When the cocoa mixture has cooled down , add in egg yolks and corn oil.
Beat on medium speed for 1 minute.
Add in vanilla extract and beat for a few seconds.
Put in half the dry ingredients and beat on low speed until the dry ingredients are moistened.
Put in the balance and beat on high speed for 1 minute.
Put in egg whites and whisk on high speed for 2 minutes.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in pre heated oven for 50 minutes or, until skewer comes out clean.
Freeze bowl for at least 15 minutes before use. If using stainless steel bowl, prepare and ice bath for use later.
Place water in a heat proof bowl and sprinkle gelatin onto water. Let it sit for 1 minute and melt it in the microwave(high for 30 secs) or over a hot pan of water. Let it cool down.
Remove frozen bowl from freezer (place in ice bath if stainless steel bowl) and pour in cold whipping cream.
Beat on low speed until it starts to thicken then increase to high. When cream has reached soft peaks, put in sugar and beat until almost stiff. Pour in melted gelatin and beat until stiff.
Use immediately to frost.
Slice the cake into 3 layers.
Spread some frosting evenly and arrange the canned mandarin oranges.
Repeat until the 3rd piece of cake.Frost the cake with the balance frosting.Decorate the cake the way you like.
Spread with frosting and arrange with canned mandarin oranges or any fruits of your choice.