So today is my birthday! And what do you do on your birthday? You have cake of course. I love chocolate if you couldn’t tell by the title of this recipe. By the way, the cake is still in it’s tin in the photo because it looked so good when I pulled it out of the oven, that I had to take a photo immediately.
This type of cake doesn’t need any toppings, but should be served with some cream whilst it’s warm. Let’s do this.
- 250g butter, chopped
- 200g dark chocolate
- 1/4 cup of milk
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
- 100g milk chocolate, finely chopped
- 1 cup of caster sugar
- 1 cup of self-raising flour
- Preheat the oven to 160 degrees (320F)
- Grease a round 22cm (8.7in) cake tin or line with baking paper… or both. Whatever you prefer!
- Place butter, dark chocolate and milk in a saucepan over a low heat, stirring for 10-12 minutes until completely melted and smooth. If it takes you longer than this time, don’t panic, just keep melting until it’s smooth.
- Transfer to a large bowl and cool for 5 minutes.
- Once cooled whisk eggs and sugar with the chocolate mixture.
- Sift the flour and cocoa over the mixture and whisk again to combine.
- Stir through half the finely chopped milk chocolate and pour in to the cake tin, sprinkling the remaining milk chocolate on top.
- Bake for roughly an hour and 15 minutes and check if it’s completed by inserting a skewer in the middle and pulling it out clean.
- Cool completely in the pan and then serve!