Chocolate Cake with Do Pad Ki Roti is a innovative Cake using the Gujrati Do pad ki Roti and fresh home made cream cheese and nutella . The cake is layered with 40 rotis , it is delicious with a topping of mangoes and resembles a Crepe Cake.
4 th September is my Dad’s birthday , we are not together to celebrate it , but I like to cherish his memories and thank him for what I am today . Posting a cake on his birthday is mandatory , I like to wish and pray for his happiness , seek blessings from him – from heaven . This is my way of wishing and remembering him . Happy Birthday Dad !
With the theme Flatbreads and More , I didn’t know how I could make a cake for him with any flatbread . I thought of the Crepe Cake , but since crepes do not fall under the Flatbreads category , I had to think out of the box . I decided to make the Gujrati Do pad ki Roti which is a paper thin roti and layer it with cream cheese . Initial plan was to make a Indian based stuffing with badam pista kesar . Then I though of Gulkand and pistachios but finally decided on nutella . Chocolate flavour is divine and loved by most . I know that kids don’t mind a Nutella smeared roti , so this was the final choice .
The cake is made with papaer thin rotis, Twenty rotis, which were ripped open. The filling is made by home made cream cheese, with nutella.I layered the chapatis alternatively. The first layer was chocolate sauce and a thick layer of nutella. The second was Nutella cream cheese.Like a crepe cake I refrigerated the cake overnight . On slicing the cake , It looked heavenly, just like a crepe cake, though it wasn’t as soft as I expected , I realised my mistake , I should have dipped the rotis in chocolate milk for them to become soft , and then layered them . So if any of you plan to make it , do soak the rotis in chocolate milk for a couple of minutes .
The cake tasted awesome , unbelievably delicious , the mangoes took it to another level and I was very happy with it . Definitely it was slightly chewy but the flavours were to die for . I had made 20 rotis and got 40 on ripping them , so this is a 40 layer cake . The layers showed up quite well after slicing . A cake which is so close to my heart .
Chocolate Cake with Do Pad ki Roti
11/2 cups wheat flour
Water to bind the dough
2 Litres cow milk
200 ml fresh cream
2-3 tbsp vinegar
Chenna from 2 litres milk
1 cup whipping cream
125 gms Nutella
Few drops vanilla extract
250 gms Nutella
Chocolate buttons or any chocolate for garnish
Bind the dough using water .
Cover and let rest for 15 minutes .
Make very small balls , little bigger than a marble .
Take one ball and flatten it .
Roll to a disc of 4”. Keep aside .
Similarly roll another one more disc .
Now apply butter on one disc and sprinkle dry flour on it .
Cover with the second disc .
Roll in circular motion till the roti is about 7-8” .
Cook on a griddle , make sure you flip it within 2-3 seconds .
Cook the other side .
The rotis should not have any blisters .
Remove the roti and open the roti into two .
Apply butter and make all rotis in the similar manner .
I made 20 rotis and after ripping them open got 40 paper thin rotis .
Place the milk to boil .
Add cream to it .
Once the milk boils , add vinegar .
The milk will curdle .
Strain and collect the chenna in a strainer .
Whip the cream till it is stiff.
Blend the chenna in a blender till smooth .
Remove in a mixing bowl .
Fold in the whipped cream , Nutella and vanilla essence .
Procedure to make cake
Using your turntable place one chapati on the Cake board .
Drizzle chocolate sauce and spread on the roti .
Spread a layer of Nutella on it .
Place another roti and spread a layer of cream cheese .
Again place a chapati and layer with chocolate sauce and Nutella .
Make alternate layers with cream cheese and nutella till all rotis are finished .
Finally spread a thick layer of cream cheese .
Top with mango chunks , chocolate buttons , kisses .
Garnish with silver flakes and some green sugar .
I piped some chocolate on the edges .
Do check the Cakes that I have been posting to wish Dad every year !