Cake-eating is a most pleasurable indulgence, and the addictive qualities of chocolate make eating chocolate cake the most indulgent experience of all. The secret of a dark and gooey chocolate cake is that it should contain plenty of plain chocolate and little, if any, flour, but at the same time it should not be heavy. This is just such a cake.
Preheat the oven to 180°C, 350°F, Gas Mark 4. Have ready two
After baking, leave the cakes in their tins to cool completely, then loosen the edges with a knife and turn out, removing the baking parchment. Sandwich the 2 cakes together with whipped cream or fromage frais and top with more cream or fromage frais and chocolate curls.
If you want to make this cake into a real orgy of chocolate, you can fill the middle with whipped cream or fromage frais, and then ice the whole cake with melted chocolate, into which you have stirred a little butter or cream. During the summer, fill the cake with fresh soft fruits such as raspberries, redcurrants, strawberries or peaches and whipped cream and cover with a simple sprinkling of icing sugar.
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