Hello My Lovelies,
So its another baking post today … I did make this cake about 4-5 months ago for Jays 21st … but I was just getting loads of blog inspiration, so certain posts just came before.
Jay & I are obsessed with a little restaurant/bar in our hometown, which to some wouldn’t be seen as much but its our favourite and he loves their chocolate fudge cake. I knew I wouldn’t be able to make one as good as theirs but I did my best and it was pretty amazing.
Especially when you put a slice in the microwave for 30/40 seconds and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It was the dogs b*ll*cks!!
I got the recipe from BBC Food.
What You’ll Need;
200g Plain Chocolate
200g Butter + extra for greasing
125g Self-Raising Flour
125g Plain Flour
25g Cocoa Powder
200g Light Muscovado Sugar
200g Golden Caster Sugar
75ml Crème Fraîche
Chocolate Buttercream Icing –
50g Plain Chocolate
100g Unsalted Butter
200g Icing Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
For the chocolate ganache –
150ml Double Cream
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Unsalted Butter
150g Plain chocolate, plus extra chocolate shavings (to decorate)
As always you start with preheating the oven (170C)
Next melt the butter, water & chocolate together in a saucepan over a low heat, until smooth, then let to sit to cool.
Sift your flour & cocoa powder into a bowl and mix in the muscovado & caster sugar.
Beat your eggs and crème fraîche in a separate bowl, then beat in your chocolate mixture & fold in the flour until smooth.
Divide the batter between tins and bake for 35-40 mins / Remove the cakes for the oven and set aside to cool.
For the icing, melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.
Beat the butter in a bowl until smooth and then beat in the icing sugar, vanilla extract and fold in the melted chocolate until smooth, if the mixture is a little stiff add a few drops of milk.
For the ganache, heat the cream, vanilla extract, butter and chocolate in a pan & remove the pan from the heat and whisk the mixture until smooth and thickened.
To assemble, carefully remove the cakes from the tins & spread the chocolate buttercream over the top of one of the chocolate cakes, then carefully top with the other cake. Transfer the cake to a serving plate and spoon the chocolate ganache over the top of the cake, allowing it to drizzle over the edge. Garnish with chocolate shavings and serve in slices.
Stay Weird … X
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