This recipe is not like the others: It's a cake mountain with a tasty chocolate covering

What is beautiful from afar, but makes you sweat the closer you get? Fire? Catching sight of a poisonous spider? Or perhaps a job interview? Nope, none of those! The answer is a mountain. Because, let's be honest, everyone thinks mountains look amazing, but actually climbing them is the work of superfit enthusiasts. So to give everyone the chance of finally conquering a peak, we've added this Cake Mountain to our recipe landscape. Climbing experience is not necessary, but bring your best cake-eating game to the table!

You'll need:

  • 4 eggs
  • 21 oz sugar
  • 3 lb crème fraîche
  • 12⅔ oz flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 4 tbsp cocoa
  • chocolate sauce
  • roughly chopped walnuts

Here's how:

1. First, beat together the eggs and 14 oz of sugar until they are frothy. When the mixture has roughly doubled its volume and taken on a beige color, it's sufficiently aerated. 

2. Mix the flour and baking powder. Add them and 14 oz of the crème fraîche to the batter and then mix everything together. Split the batter into two equal-sized portions and stir the cocoa into one of them to create the chocolate cake.

3. Put the two portions of batter into two springform pans and bake them for 30 minutes in a convection oven at 350°F.

4. Meanwhile, beat the rest of the sugar and the rest of the crème fraîche together.

5. After baking, wait for the cakes to cool, then remove both from the pans and break them into coarse chunks.

6. Partially dip the pieces of cake in the cream and arrange them randomly on a large plate, just make sure the layers get smaller as they get higher — in order to create your cake mountain.

7. Next, take a large knife and stick it multiple times in the cake all the way around. At first glance, this might seem pointless, but you're actually creating a type of tunnel system. Next, pour chocolate sauce over the cake, letting it run through the incisions into the interior of the mountain. To finish, sprinkle as many walnuts on top as you like. 

This particular Cake Mountain doesn't just bring joy to creative bakers with a destructive streak, but it also provides a lot of enjoyment for kids. To wildly tear the cake into chunks is not only fun, it also doesn't require the careful co-ordination of so many other baking projects.

And if it's made you hungry for a recipe that lets you hollow out the cake and reduce it to crumbs, give our German Cream Cake with Strawberries a go.

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