Easy Chocolate Cake
I felt the urge to do some baking and decided I would make a chocolate cake, though was really busy so didn’t have the time to go to a lot of trouble making one. I decided to make this one again as it is so simple to make and has always proven a big hit on menus over the years. It is chocolate fudge cake like in texture and taste though not as heavy.
I usually fill it with a chocolate ganache but wanted something different as I find a dark chocolate ganache too heavy for my own tastes. I am not a fan of white chocolate or cream cheese but when you mix them together with some fresh cream they taste like the ice cream you get in an ice cream cone and nothing like white chocolate nor cream cheese.
You will need – 2 x 20cm cake tins, 1 stand or hand mixer (a whisk will also do), a large bowl, wire cooling racks, 1 spatula, 1 small pot, 1 wooden spoon, 1 pastry brush, baking parchment and a scissors.
To cut a cake without making a mess, heat your knife under a hot tap or in boiling water then cut into the cake, heat the knife again ensuring the blade is clean then cut into the cake to get your slice. You will get lovely neat slices if you dip the knife in the water each time you cut into the cake, cheesecake etc