Easter Feasts - Desserts - Decadent Chocolate Cake
Friday 9th February 2018
Pre-heat oven to 180C, 160Fan, Gas 4
Prepare the cake. Put butter, sugar, eggs, milk, flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into a large mixing bowl.
Using a hand held electric whisk, on low speed, beat until everything is combined.
Increase speed and continue to beat for 1 minute, until light and creamy.
Divide mixture evenly between prepared tins. Level surface and bake for 25-30 minutes until well risen and springy to the touch.
Turn cakes onto a cooling rack, lined with a tea-towel and leave until quite cold.
Spread chocolate spread onto 1 cake. Spread cream on top of chocolate spread.
Top with remaining cake.
Make ganache – melt chocolate, butter and cream in a medium size mixing bowl suspended over a pan of simmering water. Stir until smooth.
Arrange filled cake on serving plate.
Pour ganache over cake and spread with a knife. Decorate with strawberries, if using.