Serve this in small portions: it is enough for eight people and is just on the right side of richness in a tiny slice. On its own it is gorgeous with a pile of fresh fruit and another pile of crème fraiche. If you prefer an icing to the little espresso cups of wintery hot chocolate, then melt
Whip the egg whites until very fluffy and then fold through the chocolate mixture a spoonful at a time. Scrape the mixture into the cake tin and
To make the hot chocolate, put the cream in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Add the chocolate, stirring until it is thick and smooth and the chocolate has completely melted. Pour into espresso cups and serve with little wedges of cake.
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