Chococake (Chocotorta)

Submitted by:
Cecilia Nuria Gil Mariño, Berlin, Germany
Latin American Studies, Film Studies

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Ingredients

45 square chocolate cookies
400g cream cheese
500g dulce de leche
A little bit of cold coffee
Coconut rapée

1. Mix the dulce de leche with the cream cheese until have an homogeneous cream.

2. Humid the cookies in cold coffee and do an square of 3 x 5 cookies.

3. Put one layer of the prepared cream and proceed the same with the another 2 layers.

4. Finally put the coconut rapée on top and the whole dish into the fridge for 2 hours.

It is delicious!

Background

This is kind a traditional cake since the 90s in Argentina for children birthdays. It is very easy to make that’s why the kids can do it themselves and prepare their own birthday cake. Since I started to travel so much for my work, I decided to do it every year for my birthday with the more similar ingredients that I find in the new place, my birthday chocotorta apócrifa! And it is being a success! I already did it in Brazil, France, Kosovo and Germany!
For me it is a way to travel to the past and I always call my sisters to tell them if it was good or not.
The picture is the day of my last birthday, about to eat the cake.

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