23 Feb 2009

Fada Moranga's Carnival Surprise Chocolate Cake


300gr Chocolate, 150gr Butter, 150gr Sugar, 5 Eggs, 50gr self raising Flour

For the frosting: 100ml double Cream, 100gr dark chocolate


Preheat oven to 150ºC. Line a 30 cm cake pan with greaseproof or other non-stick paper (or grease a 30cm round ceramic container). Melt the chocolate and the butter in a saucepan. Remove from heat and, in a bowl, combine the sugar, the egg yolks (one at a time, mix well between each egg) and the flour. Beat the egg whites and add them to the chocolate mixture. Bake at 150ºC for about 45 minutes. The top must be crunchy and the interior should stay moisty. Leave it to cool. For the frosting - Heat the cream. Then remove it from heat and add the chocolate. Mix it well. Let it cool and spread over the cake.

Another option – Chocolate custard icing

1 full tablespoon of flour Maizena or other corn starch
1 full tablespoon of butter
1 teaspoon (or 1 sachet) of coffee powder other coffee flavoured cereal mix
1 full tablespoon of sugar
100gr chocolate
3dl milk

Combine the milk and the corn starch in a saucepan. Warm gently but do not let the liquid boil, stirring constantly . Add butter and the coffee powder. When it thickens, add the sugar and stir. Finally add the chocolate and stir until creamy. Let it cool a bit and spread it over the cake while it is still warm. You can make swirls in the icing with a fork.
Just before serving you may add some M&Ms for colour... :-)))
Note: the cake will be better off the fridge.

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