This is a flan which you can make in summer with fresh blackcurrants using the easy chocolate cake recipe – if is easy to make and the sharp taste of the blackcurrants is wonderful combined with the chocolate. It is a luxurious and mouthwatering looking pudding.
Make up the cake mixture and spread into a buttered
You can make another version of this lovely pudding by baking the cake mixture in a ring mould tin. When you turn it out melt some redcurrant jelly and (using a pastry brush) brush the cake all over with it to glaze. When cool, fill the middle with fresh whipped cream and, if it’s summer, with soft fruit. In winter you can use stewed, drained, dried apricots, drained tinned cherries, or frozen raspberries.
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