Mmmmm....This is my favourite cake recipie, I'm not a fan of sponge so this fudgey cake is perfect and chocolatey. Normally I leave it as is, but seen as it was my birthday yesterday I decided to indulge with added chocolate wafers and a tub of strawberries. YUM!
Sorry there's none left. I didn't eat it all. Less than half. Just.
Its a slight variation on the Bruce Bogtrottor cake from 'Rold Dahl's revolting recipies' (the cake from Matilda?)
220g dark chocolate
220g granulated sugar
4 tbsp plain flour
6 eggs separated
And for the topping:
220g dark/milk chocolate (according to preference, I loved the dark with the strawberries)
approx. 200ml double cream
Melt the butter and chocolate together and mix in the sugar, flour and egg yolks.
Whisk the egg whites till you can hold them over your 3 year old's head without them falling out then fold them in.
Bake in a silicone/greased and lined 8 inch cake tin for 35 mins at 180 degrees C.
To make the topping simply melt the chocolate and cream together over a pan of water, I am lazy though and just microwave them but you do have to watch it to make sure it doesn't boil the cream.
Leave the mixture to cool a little and thicken and when your cake is cool spread it all over!
The best thing is, because it's so easy to spread it doesn't matter if you just plaster it on because it will still set smooth! Wahoo! For mine I then pushed in wafers broken in half around the outside and threw on some halved strawberries (a 300g punnet).
Easy and delicious!
Oh yeah I heard there was a wedding yesterday too, but I'm sure you, like me, were just thinking of my birthday and nearly forgot too :)