|chocolate cake recipe|
Ingredients for Chocolate Cake With Cherries:
• 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
• 100 g / 3 ½ cup butter, softened
• 100g / 3 ½ oz caster sugar
• 1 egg, preferably outdoors or biological
• 100g / 3 ½ oz cake flour
• ½ teaspoon baking powder
• ½ can of black cherries, drained
• 2 tablespoons hazelnuts, chopped
and chocolate sauce
• 25g / ¾ oz butter
• 142ml/4.9fl ounces whipping cream
• 75g / 2 ½ cup good quality dark chocolate, crushed
• A little brandy, rum, Amaretto or Bailey
Method for chocolate with cherries:This is a good cake to make for that special person in your life - not too hard, and all delicious! Serve with a glass of brandy what you choose to add the chocolate sauce - I love Brandy, but the rum, Amaretto or Bailey also work well.
Cooking time: 1 hour
Preheat oven to 180 º C/350 º F / gas 4 and grease a small baking dish (9 or 10 inches) and butter.
Mix cocoa powder with a few tablespoons of boiling water and stir until mixture is nice and smooth.
|Chocolate cake with cherries|
While the cake is cooked, make your chocolate sauce. Place the butter in a saucepan with the cream and bring to a boil. Turn off heat and add the chopped chocolate in a saucepan. Give all a good stir, then leave for 5 minutes for the hot cream can melt the chocolate. Add a touch of the desired alcohol and stir until well blended.
To check if the cake is done, give a little jiggle, and if it does not wobble too much as it is done, if not, take a few minutes in the oven.
Once ready, pour the hot chocolate sauce over the cake and share a plate or serve two small plates with a dollop of vanilla ice cream or cream. Delicious!