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Chocolate cake in a middle of the week.

Because why not?


for cake
200 g butter
200 g caster sugar
4 large eggs
250g self-raising flour
125g dark (80%) chocolate- melted

Cream butter and sugar together until smooth, then add eggs and flour and mix. On the end add melted chocolate and mix some more. Put into a lined round baking tray – not too big, approx 20cm diameter. Bake in 180C for 45 min, or until stick comes out clean :-).

Once is baked cool it a bit, then cut in at least 2 layers, 3 are better but its your choice.

300ml double cream
200g dark (80%) chocolate- melted

Whip the cream, when it holds its shape add melted chocolate and whip some more. Just not too much (double cream likes to change into butter if whipped for too long).

Put the layer of the cake, cover with cream mix and repeat as long as you have cream to put on the top.

Put the cake in a fridge for at least 2 hours, then enjoy with some coffee.