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Ingredients

How to make it

  • Cake:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter, and line with parchment paper, a 23 x 5 cm loose bottomed baking pan. Set aside.
  • In a stainless steel or heatproof bowl place the chopped chocolate and cocoa powder. Pour the boiling water over the chocolate and cocoa powder and stir until they have melted. Set aside to cool while you make the batter.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk to combine, the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of your electric mixer, cream the butter. Gradually add the sugar and continue beating until the mixture is fluffy (this will take about 3-5 minutes). Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the vanilla extract and melted chocolate mixture and beat to combine.
  • Add the milk and flour mixtures in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Beat only until the ingredients are incorporated.
  • pour the batter in the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake for about 35 - 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool for about 10 minutes.
  • When completely cooled, split the cake in half horizontally; place one half in the same baking pan after you have washed it and save the other half for another use. Decorate the inside edges of the cake ring with some almonds.
  • Chocolate fondant:
  • Bring ¼ litre to simmering point in a saucepan over medium heat, pour over the chopped chocolate and let stand for 2-3 minutes. Stir till chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Set aside for 20 minutes till cooled slightly. Whisk the chocolate mixture till slightly thickened.
  • Whip the remaining ½ litre cream till stiff, fold in the chocolate mixture carefully till all is combined and no white streaks exist. Pour the mixture over the cake in the pan and level the top. Chill for 4 hours. Use your imagination for decoration with cocoa powder,
  • almonds, chocolate chips or chocolate curls.
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  • LearnSwimCook 3 years ago
    what do you mean save the other half for another use?
    Can I just halve the recipe and still have the cake serve ten people?
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    " It was excellent "
    jo_jo_ba ate it and said...
    I keep coming back to this recipe, it draws me in! Now to find a group of hungry people!
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    " It was excellent "
    jimmytan ate it and said...
    I should be staying in your house as a paying guest
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  • vivian 7 years ago
    Another one to be made very soon! I always know when I check out your page that there will be an other delightful recipe to try.
    Thanks!

    Oh! Happy anniversary to you both.
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  • tcvillegas 7 years ago
    A chocoholic's delight! And a happy anniversary to you and your wife. Here's wishing you so many years of love and happiness.
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    Great recipe..... Happy Anniversary to you and your wife...
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    " It was excellent "
    pinkpasta ate it and said...
    Gorgeous! A must bake for me.
    Thanks...
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  • berry 7 years ago
    Great and excellent, like always... Happy & Sweet anniversary !!! :-)
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    " It was excellent "
    chriesi ate it and said...
    That is lovely. Happy Anniversary.
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    " It was excellent "
    iffyo ate it and said...
    n hey i forgot to include..Belated Happy Anniversary to both, you and Sima!
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    " It was excellent "
    iffyo ate it and said...
    I'm sure it tastes like heaven...!
    i'l surely try this soon.thanks so much for he post!
    bookmarked!!
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    " It was excellent "
    ambus ate it and said...
    I love how you always present the most simple ideas in an alluring way!:)With the almond on top, they look quite pretty.Happy Anniversary...
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