Lately I've been having this incredible craving for anything chocolate, and before you all think that I'm up the duff....I'm not, its only a food belly! I was munching on my third block of dark chocolate when I suddenly remembered the chocolate cake recipe I had seen in an old issue of Gourmet Traveller. A work mate was having a birthday so I thought it was a perfect way to kill two stones with one bird (and yes that is the right way to say that saying).
A recipe with an added extra bonus, I get to try my awesome new offset spatula! Oh I know EXACTLY how to make myself happy. My first effort didn't exactly turn out as I had hoped. My perfectly leveled and smooth finish wasn't exactly that. It was a little wonky and my cake didn't quite turn out perfectly circular. But this cake is so good I will definitely make it again, and perfect the art of making things smooth.
It was so fudgy and rich, it delivered on everything it promised, and it quelled my chocolate cravings for a while. Its affect has well and truly worn off now, so I''m back to eating chocolate straight from the packet.
I managed to sneak a piece home for Daz to try out. I had hoped I could get it home and take a proper picture of it before he sunk his teeth into it. But Daz had other thoughts, so I made him take a snap of it on his lap on the car ride home with my mobile phone, before he devoured it. It took about 10 seconds flat to make the last of it disappear.
I recommend trying it. The recipe is stupid easy and a real crowd pleaser. Just make sure you have someone to share the cake with, I don't recommend being alone with this cake. It has a canny ability to be eaten quickly!!