OK – so you all want to know how to make THE chocolate cake which I made for Dave’s party.
The quantities given below are for an 8inch square tin.
200g good quality dark cooking chocolate
200g salty butter
250g caster sugar
1 rounded soup spoon of S.R flour
1 coffee spoon of raising agent
Preheat the oven to 180°
Line a square baking tin with greaseproof paper
Melt the chocolate & butter in a bain-marie (bowl over boiling water)
Stir in the sugar
Put to one side to allow to cool a little before adding the eggs
Whisk the eggs in, one by one
Fold in the flour & raising agent
Pour into baking tray & cook in the middle of the oven for about 20 mins.
When you take it out of the oven the centre should be raised but « trembling » (not set).
Allow to cool completely before taking out of the baking paper.
The top will crack as it cools – this is normal.
When cool, sprinkle grated chocolate, chocolate powder, or icing sugar on the top.
Can be served as a cake, or as a dessert with cream, red fruits or a coulis.