Pull Me Up Cake#Foodieextravaganza

Pull Me Up Cake is also famously known as a Tsunami cake. The pulling of the sheet and chocolate falling upon the cake in slow motion makes you want to dig into it instantly. The fascination is all about the tickle and tumbles effect of frosting over the cake. 
That’s the reason my hubby wanted this cake, he is a chocolate lover. Which chocolate lover wouldn't want to have a pull me up cake for a birthday celebration. This cake made him so happy and it's vegan, used non dairy whipping cream.

For the Cake Batter
1½ Cup All purpose Flour
¼ Cup Dark Cocoa powder
1 Teaspoon Baking powder
1 Teaspoon Baking soda
1 Cup Water - Lightly warm ( or a tablespoon or two more)
½ Cup Vegetable oil
¾ Cup Caster Sugar
½ Teaspoon Vanilla powder
For Moistening The Cake / Simple Syrup
¼ ​Cup Sugar 2 Tablespoon Water
For The Cream Filling
¾ Cup Whipping Cream - whip till stiff peaks
For the Lava/Ganache
250 Grams Dark Chocolate - chop finely
250 Ml Whipping Cream 
½ ​Cup Milk - I have used soy milk
Grease and line the bottom of a 5" tall round cake tin and dust the pan with flour. Keep the pan aside.
Sieve all the dry ingredients. In a bowl add the water oil and sugar, whisk well, till the sugar is melted , then add in the the dry ingredients in batches, alternating with the water , whisking it lightly with a whisk so that no lumps are formed, till all the flour and water is incorporated. The batter should be ribbon consistency. Pour the batter in the prepared cake pan. Bake it in a pre heated oven at 170°C for 30 - 35 minutes or till a skewers comes out clean. Cool the cake overnight.
The next day un mold the cake and remove the parchment paper and cut it into three layers.
For the Simple Syrup
Add the sugar and water in a sauce. Mix it well at low heat. Make a slurry that is not too thick nor too runny. You will need to cook it for at least 4 - 5 minutes or till the sugar is completely melted .

For the Lava/Ganache
Heat cream and milk stirring on medium heat till it starts to scald take off flame, add the chocolate and mix well till it melts. Let it cool it will thicken.
Moisten the first layer of the  cake with simple syrup.
Fill a piping bag with whipped cream. Place one layer and drench it with simple syrup then 
pipe it on the cake one centimeter away from the edge with whipped cream then place second layer on the top part and again pipe it with whipped cream, 
now place the third cake layer and on that do not add cream. Now lift the cake into a deep edge platter. 
Tent the cake all round with a acetate sheet / transparent plastic sheet and create a boundary/wall around the cake. Basically, the sheet should cover or enclose the cake properly/tightly. Seal the edges with tape.
Slightly warm the lava and pour over the cake inside the sheet. Do it slowly and gradually. 
Pull the sheet up and tada-tada!!! Your pull up cake fantasy/tsunami cake sweetly comes true!!
Dust it with cocoa powder.

Labels: Eggless, Healthy, Foodie Extravaganza Party, Cakes, Chocolate, Whipping Cream, Birthday cake, Pull Me Up, Vegan

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  1. Oh my gosh...now you're talking my language! Ooey gooey chocolate heaven!!! - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck - Colleen

  2. That is a seriously chocolate cake! And so dramatic!

  3. What a fun cake Sneha....no wonder your husband requested it....that chocolatey goodness is making my mouth water.