Death by chocolate cake

Recipe from: 03 September 2012
Preparation time: 20 min
Cooking time: 1h 15 min
 
Indulgent and wicked, this chocolate cake recipe is divine.
 
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 3/4
    cup
    boiling water
  • 1/2
    cup
    cocoa
  • 1 3/4
    cup
    cake flour
  • 7
    ml
    baking powder
  • 1 3/4
    cup
    sugar
  • 7
    ml
    bicarbonate of soda
  • 1
    tsp
    salt
  • 1/2
    cup
    oil
  • 5
    unbeaten egg yolks
  • 3/4
    cup
    water
  • 7
    egg whites (or 1 cup)
  • Ganache (frosting):
  • 225
    g
    dark chocolate
  • 225
    g
    creme fraiche
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Blend cocoa and boiling water together, then cool.

Sift dry ingredients together, 3 times into a bowl.

Mix together the oil, yolks and cooled cocoa mixture and blend well. Add to the dry ingredients and beat until very smooth. Add the cold water

Whisk the whites until frothy.

Pour the yolk mixture over the whites and gently fold the two mixtures together

Pour into a chiffon pan or a 22 – 25cm round baking pan.

Bake at 160°C for approx. 1 hour 15 minutes until set and cooked through. Do not overcook.

Ganache:
Melt the chocolate. Stir in the creme fraiche. When the mixture becomes too firm, place it in the microwave for a couple of of seconds. It is easier to spread the ganache on top of the cake when it is still a bit warm and soft.

Cut cake in half , spread lower half with chocolate ganache and re-assemble. cover rest of cake with remaining ganache.

Reprinted with permission of Jamie from LoveFoodKitchen. To see more recipes, click here.
 

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