I love food, I love cooking, I love baking!!! There is just something about the smell of freshly baking cookies and cake that seems to call to me every time. It is almost an obsessive need to flow with that scent that lingers in the air and just have it all around you all the time. Baking was something I had grown up around and pretty much forgotten about since awhile. I have had my mum experiment with so many different cakes and dishes which made me want to try some for myself.
1.Heat the oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Butter and line a 20cm cake tin.
Using an electric whisk, beat together butter and light muscovado sugar in a
large bowl until fluffy. Measure out plain flour and self-raising flour. Beat
in 5 eggs one at a time, adding 1 or 2 tbsp flour if the mixture starts to
split. Pour 300g melted and slightly cooled dark chocolate into the mixture,
beating as you do so. Fold in the rest of the flour. Spoon into the tin and
bake for 1 hour 30 minutes; the cake should be risen with a crust on top. Cool
and then take out of the tin. Split the cake horizontally.
2.To make the icing, gently melt together dark chocolate with double
cream. Cool until thickened slightly. Fill the cake with icing, then spread the
rest over the outside.