Heavenly Chocolate Cake
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Heavenly Chocolate Cake

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Serves 1 - 20 Slices

This chocolate cake is to die for ! Not advisable for people dieting. Highly advisable for chocolate lovers!!

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Ingredients

  • For the Cake:
  • 250 g butter
  • 300 g light muscovado sugar
  • 200 g all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 5 eggs
  • 150 g dark chocolate (preferably "Poulain") MELTED
  • 150 g sweet chocolate
  • *YOU CAN ADJUST THE DARK AND SWEET CHOCOLATE AMOUNTS.
  • For the icing
  • 200 g Dark chocolate
  • 200 ml double cream

Method

    1. Preheat the oven 240C/gas
    2. Mix the butter and sugar with electric mixer until fluffy.
    3. Add in eggs one by one and mix after each addition. Add in vanilla. (add a couple of tbsp of flour if the mixture splits)
    4. Beat in the melted chocolate.
    5. Fold in the rest of the dry ingredients and mix well. add a cup of milk if the mixture was hard to mix.
    6. Put the mixture in a greased round cake tin and in the oven on 240C for 5 minutes then on 160C for 1 hour.
    7. FOR THE ICING:
    8. use a pot with a thick base to melt in the chocolate WITH the double cream. Keep stirring till you get a viscous homogenous chocolate mixture
    9. Using a large spoon spread the icing on the cake WHEN IT IS WELL COOLED and put in the fridge for the icing to get harder.

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