I’m actually a bit fed up with making chocolate cakes and would have preferred to make something else, however when asked what kind of cake he would like for his birthday, my husband replied “chocolate cake” and would take no dissuading.
I decided to make Angela Nilsen’s The Ultimate Chocolate Cake a recipe that I have looked at before on the BBC Good Food website. It’s a mega recipe containing 200g of dark chocolate, tons of butter and sugar. It’s also topped off with chocolate ganache involving another 200g of dark chocolate and 285ml of double cream!
I decorated it with some little golden stars and created an ‘Olympic Torch’ effect with the candles.
Here are the candles when the ‘torch’ had been lit, you can also see some little buns piped with buttercream which were for anyone who didn’t want chocolate cake. Who am I kidding, I could have saved myself a lot of work, as even my little grandson scoffed down the chocolate cake.
Mmm, still plenty left to have another slice tonight 🙂