Sunday, 28 December 2014

Christmas 2014 (Part Four): Death By Chocolate


A. For the cake:

1. 200gm of good quality dark chocolate
2. 200gm butter (softened at room temperature)
3. 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar
4. 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
5. 3 eggs (room temperature)
6. 1 1/2 cups of organic self-raising flour
7. 2 tablespoons of good quality cocoa
8. 1/2 cup of full-cream milk

B. For the icing:

1. 200gm of good quality dark chocolate
2. 1 cup of whipped cream

C. For decoraton:

1. Chocolate curls or shavings


1. Place the dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl. You can either place the bowl over a steaming saucepan filled with boiling water or a microwave. Once it has melted, set it aside to cool.

2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.

3. Add the eegs, one at a time while stirring continuously.

4. Add in the melted chocolate. Mix well.

5. Sift the flour and cocoa together into a bowl.

6. Add half the flour/cocoa mixture and fold it into the mixture.

7. Add half the milk and stir gently.

8. Add the remaining flour mixture. Fold again.

9. Add the remaining milk and stir gently again.

10. Preheat oven at 160C.

11. Line a spring cake pan with baking paper.

12. Pour the mixture into the baking pan.

13. Place the baking pan onto a larger baking tray. Fill half of that tray with water.

14. Bake for approximately an hour.

15. Once it is done, allow it to cool.

16. Remove the cake from the spring pan and place on serving dish.

17. Make the chocolate icing. Melt the chocolate as in point 1. Then beat the whipping cream until it has thickened.

18. Mix the melted chocolate with the whipping cream.

19. Spread the mixture all over the cake generously.

20. Place the whipping cream into a plastic bag and turn into a pipe to make swirls decoration on the cake.

21. You can use a peel to make chocolate curls as decorations too.

22. Chill in the fridge before serving.

Bon appétit!

P.S.: I did not eat this cake either.


  1. LOL! Who is eating this evil stuff? Don't you worry you are contributing to the bad health of others? Do you like watching them eat it? I remember when I first gave up Diet Pepsi I used to beg my friends to let me smell theirs. hahaha I still love the smell of Diet Pepsi.

    1. Well it was for a family gathering. We didn't go. And they love chocolate and are able to tolerate it. So I baked it without all the preservatives and flavourings. I think once in a blue moon indulgence is ok. I too wish I could indulge in something prohibited once in a blue moon. Unfortunately I can't.