Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Easy Peasy Chocolate cake

There's nothing like the smell of a chocolate cake baking in the oven to make you feel all warm and happy inside. On my blog you will find lots of recipes for chocolate cakes and Brownies.
Feeling down - make a chocolate cake, friends coming round - make a chocolate cake, looking for a quick recipe to end a meal with friends - make a chocolate cake, want something to perk up an ordinary week day supper - make a chocolate cake.
Today's recipe is super easy. make sure you always have a 200g bar of good quality chocolate hidden in the house and you can whip this lovely, fudgy, squidgy, chocolate cake up just like that, and it will make everyone feel happy and special because you made it for them with love.

Let's call it Chocolate Torte so it sounds even more special.

200g chocolate
200g butter
4 eggs, separated
200g caster sugar

20cms baking tin with detachable sides, lined with oven proof paper.

Heat the oven to 180 c

Melt the chocolate and butter together in a saucepan over a low heat, stir and set aside.
Beat the egg whites until stiff and then mix in the sugar.
Add the beaten egg yolks and pour in the chocolate and butter mixture, blend gently.
Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 35 - 40 minutes.
Let cool and then remove the sides of the tin and gently slide onto a pretty serving plate
Dust with icing sugar and decorate with fresh raspberries if liked.

Hope you like it and it adds warmth and cheer to your winter.

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