This can be served all on its own with a cup of coffee, or more dressed up as a Black-Forest type of dessert with a pile of fresh fruit such as cherries, raspberries or clementines and a dollop of whipped cream or crème fraiche.
Whip the eggs in a large bowl until they have fluffed up well. Slowly pour in the melted chocolate mixture, whisking until it is all incorporated. Whisk in the brandy. Sift in the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt and then whisk in well until there are no lumps of flour. Scrape out the mixture into the tin and
While the cake is baking, make a syrup by boiling the sugar with
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