Recipe: Warm Chocolate Truffle Cake from Napa Rose

One of our favorite restaurants at Disneyland is Napa Rose, located in Disney’s Grand Californian Resort and Spa. Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we thought what better way to show Mom how special she is than with an amazing chocolate dessert. The Warm Chocolate Truffle Cake from Napa Rose is the perfect dessert. Below you’ll find recipe and video of Pastry Chef Jorge Sotelo showing you how to make it.

Napa Rose offers fantastic fine dining. Did you know that nearly every server is also a sommelier? So not only can they tell you the best food, but the best wine to go with it.

Chocolate Truffle Cakes with Ganache

Ganache

4 ounces Scharffen Berger bittersweet chocolate
1/2 cup heavy cream

Truffle Cakes

1/2 cup plus 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened (extra for ramekins)
6 1/2 ounces Scharffen Berger bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine
5 large eggs, room temperature, separated
1/2 cup sugar, divided (extra for ramekins)
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, sifted
Cherry Vanilla ice cream, for serving

For ganache:

  1. Place chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl. Bring cream to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Pour boiling cream over chopped chocolate. Slowly stir in a circular motion with a rubber spatula until all chocolate is melted, about 2 minutes.
  2. Let sit at room temperature until ganache cools to 70°F. Meanwhile, make truffles cakes.

For chocolate truffle cakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Lightly butter bottom and sides of 8 individual (3/4 cup) ramekins. Coat thinly with sugar and shake out excess. Set aside.
  2. Prepare a double boiler and bring water to a simmer over low heat. Place butter and 6 1/2 ounces chocolate in the top of the double boiler and gently stir until melted.
  3. Whisk egg yolks and 1/4 cup sugar in a large mixing bowl for 3 to 4 minutes or until smooth and slightly thickened. Stir in flour.
  4. Ladle a small amount of melted chocolate into egg yolk mixture and whisk to combine. Add another ladle of chocolate into egg yolk mixture and continue to whisk. Once the temperature of the egg yolk mixture has been warmed, add remaining chocolate to egg yolks and vigorously whisk. Set aside.
  5. Combine egg whites and 1 tablespoon sugar in stand mixer; whip on medium speed until soft peaks form.
  6. Slowly add an additional 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar while continuing to whip egg whites. Increase speed to high and slowly add remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar. Whip another 3 to 4 minutes or until stiff peaks form.
  7. Gently fold egg whites into chocolate mixture, being careful not to overwork mixture.
  8. Divide batter equally among prepared ramekins, filling 3/4 full. Place on baking sheet and bake for 9 to 10 minutes or until tops are puffy, but center still soft. Do not overbake.
  9. While cakes are baking, make the ganache: Finely chop remaining 4 ounces of chocolate.
  10. Cut around edges of cakes using a small knife to loosen. Carefully invert cakes onto a serving plate. Top each with 1 generous tablespoon of ganache and serve immediately with Cherry Vanilla ice cream (or your favorite).

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One Thought on “Recipe: Warm Chocolate Truffle Cake from Napa Rose

  1. Oh my goodness this looks sooooo good!! I think I will be making this for my mom for mothers day this weekend! I have had this at Disney before and I can taste it right now lol thanks for sharing the recipe!

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