When you bake as much as I do you need to set some boundaries to ensure you can fit in your clothes.
Rule number one is not to eat too much cake or as the Notorious B.I.G. said 'Never get high off your own supply'. Clearly to say no cake ever would be unrealistic. But how much is too much? You can imagine how difficult this potentially could be for me but I've pretty much got it down to a fine art.
The cake is an authentic French recipe, given to me by one of my friends. It is rich and indulgent and really easy to make.
Delphine's Chocolate Cake
200g plain chocolate
150g caster sugar
2 tbsp of self raising flour
1. Preheat the oven to 180oC/ 350oF/ Gas 4. Grease and line an 8" cake tin with greaseproof paper.
2. Melt the chocolate and the butter in a pan over a gentle heat until just melted. Leave to cool slightly.
3. Add the sugar, eggs and flour and mix thoroughly.
4. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the cake.
You can of course dress it up with cream or raspberries but I ate it just as it is, slice by tasty slice. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Peace & Love