Devil’s food cake

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Orchards in the Oasis: Recipes, travel and memories

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 2010

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Airy, yet rich and moist, with a sharp cranberry filling to contrast the chocolate, this cake can be served for tea or as a pudding. I prefer a dusting of icing sugar to the usual coating of white American frosting.


  • 100 g dark chocolate (at least 55% cocoa solids)
  • 3 tablespoons warm water
  • 250<


Butter two 22-24 cm sandwich tins and line the bottom of each with a buttered disc of baking parchment. Break the chocolate into small pieces and put into a bowl set over a pan of very hot but not boiling water. Add the 3