Wednesday, 4 July 2012

I give you cake...

Because it's been a while since I've posted pictures of cake. In fact it's been a while since I've made cake.



A rich chocolate fudge cake* with raspberries for our last Spectrum meeting before the new term in September... because Gill had a birthday at the beginning of the week and I've got a birthday at the end of the week. 


It seemed like a good enough reason.

* As a couple of you have requested it... the recipe for the cake, which also happens to be gluten free and quite easy peasy!

250g dark chocolate (I used Green & Blacks)
250g unsalted butter
6 large eggs
125g caster sugar
75g ground almonds.

Preheat oven to 190 deg C. Break up chocolate and put into large bowl with the butter over a pan of simmering water, to melt. Stir occasionally to combine. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Meanwhile grease and line a 23cm springform tin. Separate the eggs and whisk the yolks with the sugar until thick, pale and creamy. Gently stir in the cooled chocolate mixture until combined. Fold in the almonds. Finally whisk the egg whites into soft peaks and fold into the cake mixture. Pour into the tin and bake for 35 minutes until firm. Leave to cool completely in the tin.

Chocolate fudge topping
150g dark chocolate
150ml tub of double cream
25g butter

Break chocolate into a bowl. Heat the cream until almost boiling. Add to the chocolate and stir until melted. Stir in the butter until melted. At this point the mixture will be quite runny but it will thicken as it cools. Keep stirring while it cools until it reaches a spreading consistency. You can put it in the fridge but it does tend to solidify if you don't catch it at the right moment. Use the topping to coat the top and sides of the cake and decorate with fruit/ more chocolate/ cream as desired.

I take no resposibility for the amount of calories consumed in eating this cake!

19 comments:

  1. Yum! Your fudge cake looks amazing.

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  2. I would love the recip to this cake!

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  3. looks lovely where did you get the recipe?
    xxx

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  4. It sounds like the perfect reason to me!

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  5. Absolutely!!
    Boy does it look good. :)
    Happy birthday!!!
    Vivienne x

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  6. holy moly that looks like good cake! Thanks for the recipe and best wishes for a happy birthday x

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  7. It looks and sounds delicious and I can feel my waistband tightening at the mere thought of eating a slice. Drool, drool! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  8. Oh yes! Happy Birthday Gina - hope you have a lovely day.

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  9. Gluten free but not calorie free. I am going to make it on Sunday. Thank you for the recipe.

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  10. Now that looks like a proper fudgy chocolate cake - thanks for the recipe!

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  11. Why is it that when you read something is gluten free, you feel it must therefore be so good for you that it might also be low fat. I can see this is not the case... it looks lovely and fudgy and chocolately. I can often give cake a miss.... but not when there's chocolate involved. Have a great birthday at the end of the week!!

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  12. Have a very happy birthday. And thank you for the recipe. Will give this one a try. I also equate gluten-free with low calories, good excuse for eating something like this!

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  13. We had a good meeting and the cake was lovely thank you.Happy Birthday for tomorrow.

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  14. Looks delicious - I might have to go and raid the fridge now for some chocolate after seeing those wonderful mouth watering photos.

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  15. Hope your birthday was as good as the cake looks! I'll be giving this recipe a go :-)

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  16. Oh many happy returns for your birthday and that cake looks superb - I guess you enjoyed it.

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  17. This cake looks lovely, bang goes the diet!!

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  18. Many many congratulations on your 5 years blogging. Its been an interesting journey. I'm sorry I haven't been such a conscientious reader of late, but I've been with you for much of the way. Especially when there's cake!

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