Rich Chocolate Cake

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Rich Chocolate Cake Recipe Ingredients  8″ round tin (Round PME Cake Tin 203 x 76mm (8 x 3″)

  • Eggs (large)                   6
  • Plain Chocolate            225g (8 oz)
  • Salted Butter                175g (6 oz)
  • Caster Sugar               120g (4 oz)
  • Self-Raising Flour        175g (6 oz)
  • Icing Sugar                  60g   (2oz)
  • Baking Times Approx  1 1/4 hrs
  1. Preheat oven to Gas 3/165 oC.  Grease & line the tin. Separate the eggs.
  2. Melt the chocolate.  Cream the butter & sugar together in a mixing bowl, beat in the egg yolks & then the chocolate.
  3. Set the mixer to a slow speed & fold in the sifted flour.
  4. Scrape the chocolate mixture into a spare bowl.  Wash & dry the mixing bowl, making sure it is grease free.
  5. Place the egg whites in the clean bowl & whisk into stiff peaks.  Gently whisk in the sifted icing sugar.
  6. Slowly mix the chocolate mixture into the egg whites.  Pour into the tin.  Bake immediately.  A crust may form on top when ready, insert a skewer to test if cake cooked.  Should come out clean.
  7. Leave to cool then slice into 3 even layers & fill with buttercream or filling of your choice.

This picture shows the Chocolate Cake filled & covered in ganache with hand rolled Belgian Chocolate Curls, dressed in strawberries & redcurrents.