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How To Make Bolo de Brigadeiro - Sol de Janeiro

by Sharon Kim April 25, 2020

woman in kitchen holding birthday balloons and smiling with a birthday cake in front of her with 5 candles

Birthdays are a big deal in Brazil - they're filled with singing, dancing, lots of laughter, and of course, all things gostoso (delicious)!

Our beloved Brazilian Bum Bum Cream turns 5 this weekend, so what better way to celebrate than to bake traditional Brazilian dessert - Bolo de Brigadeiro!

Camila, Founding Member of Sol de Janeiro, teaches you how to make the most delicious chocolate cake - the Brazilian way! 

Here's what you'll need to make your own at home:

Cake Ingredients:
2 cups - Sugar
1 cup - Cocoa
1 3/4 cup - Flour
1 cup - Buttermilk
1/2 cup - Vegetable Oil
1 cup - Coffee
2 - Eggs
1 tsp - salt
1 tsp - Vanilla Extract
1 tsp - Baking Powder
1 tsp - Baking Soda

Brigadeiro Ingredients:
2 cans - Sweetened Condensed Milk (and equal parts of Heavy Whipping Cream)
2 tbs - Butter
6 tbs - Cocoa
2 - Egg Yolks

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

Making the Cake:

  • Put all of your dry ingredients and wet ingredients (minus the coffee) into 2 separate bowls.
  • Sift dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix until well incorporated.
  • Slowly start to mix in the wet ingredients.
  • Lastly, pour in the coffee and mix until fully combined.
  • Pour mix into a springform pan and bake for 35-40 minutes.

Making the Brigadeiro:

  • Combine all ingredients into a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Keep stirring (in order not to scorch the brigadeiro) until the mixture comes to a boil.
  • Once the mixture is thickened into a pudding-like consistency, remove from heat.
  • Pour into a separate bowl, and chill for at least 1 hour.
Assembly:
  • Once your cake is cooled, cut your cake into 2 tiers.
  • Pour half of your brigadeiro on top of the bottom layer (this will be the center filling), and spread evenly.
  • Top with the other cake layer.
  • *Optional (but highly recommended!) - to ensure a very moist cake, pour some milk on top of the top cake portion before pouring on the remaining brigadeiro.
  • Pour the rest of the brigadeiro on top of the cake, and let it cover the sides.

You're all done, and ready for a celebration!

We hope you try it at home, and be sure to post and tag us so we can see your delicious Brazilian treat!

 

Bom apetite!


1 Response

Marie

May 06, 2020

Several people in my office have birthdays close together. this looks like the perfect cake to bake for all of us. Can’t wait to try it.

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