28.10.11

One of the best Chocolate cakes you'll ever taste


Over the summer I discovered a recipe for one of the nicest chocolate cakes I have ever tasted. I have used it several times now as a dessert. If you cook it in advance and leave it in the fridge for a few hours it goes wonderfully fudgy.
It’s very rich and decadent…even the hardiest chocoholic I know had trouble having more than an average sized piece, which means there’s more to share around!
·         300g butter , plus extra for greasing
·         300g light muscovado sugar
·         3 large eggs
·         1½ tsp baking powder
·         85g cocoa powder
·         225g plain flour
·         225ml soured cream
·         300ml pot double cream
·         5 tbsp dulce de leche or caramel sauce (I used toffee ice cream sauce!) 
·         25g caramel flavoured chocolate, finely chopped (I can highly recommend using Lindt Caramel choc, but buy extra because it’s soooo yummy. Enjoy it with a cup of tea!)

Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Lightly grease 2 x 23cm loose-bottom cake tins and line with a circle of baking parchment. Beat together the butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition, then add the baking powder, cocoa and a third of the flour. Mix well to combine, then stir in half the soured cream. Alternating between adding the flour and soured cream, mix everything until just combined. Spoon into the prepared tins, then smooth over the surface with a spoon.
Bake for 30 mins or until the cakes are firm to touch and a skewer inserted into the centres comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tins for 5 mins, then turn out onto a rack and cool completely.
When you're ready to serve, whip the double cream with 2 tbsp Dulce de leche until soft peaks form.
Place 1 cake on a serving plate and spread with half the cream, then drizzle over the remaining Dulce de leche. Top with the other cake, then spread the remaining cream on top. Sprinkle with the chocolate.
Chill until ready to serve.
What are you waiting for? Go and cook it. Right now!
Or come and visit me and I’ll cook it for you {enough of a bribe friends?!}

{why is the formatting in this post so weird? I have given up trying to correct it!}

4 comments:

  1. That looks yummy!!! I'm pinning it for later :)

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  2. Wow, that looks scrumptious!!! Thanks for the recipe!

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  3. That looks soooooo good! Oh man! And I can't eat sugary stuff because I have a slight addiction. But I want to. I want a big piece of that cake right there!

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  4. That looks incredible! I'm sure the topping really takes it to the next level.

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