Chocolate indulgence

Thursday, 26 November 2009

There are some weeks when only chocolate can help.

I found this recipe for a simple chocolate fudge cake on the BBC's food website.

What can I say? So simple and so quick to make and sooooo tasty. I thoroughly recommend it.

Just don't think about the calories!

For the sponge
85g/3oz self-raising flour
30g/1oz cocoa powder
pinch salt
115g/4oz light muscovado sugar
115g/4oz unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 free-range eggs, lightly beaten
2-3 tbsp milk

For the sauce:
85g/3oz light muscovado sugar
30g/1oz cocoa powder
225ml/8fl oz milk

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Butter a 1-litre (2-pint) ovenproof dish.
2. To make the sponge, sift the flour into a bowl with the cocoa powder and salt.
3. In a separate bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
4. Beat in the vanilla essence and the eggs then fold this mixture in the flour mixture.
5. Mix in just enough milk to give a soft dropping consistency.
6. Spoon into the buttered ovenproof dish.
7. For the sauce, mix the sugar and the cocoa powder together and gradually beat in the milk.
8. Pour evenly over the uncooked cake mixture.
9. Place in the oven and bake for about 40-60 minutes until firm and spongy to touch.
10. Serve hot with or without cream.

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1 comment:

  1. Yuuum! I need chocolate this week too, that looks delicious.