Sunday, August 12, 2007

Peter and Linda's birthday cake

250 g butter
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
50 g cocoa
70 g ground almonds
150 g self-raising flour

Preheat oven to 180C. Line 23 cm pan with baking paper. Beat butter and sugar. Add eggs/milk/vanilla. In separate bowl mix dry ingredients (cocoa/almonds/flour) and then stir into wet to combine. Bake 35-45 minutes.

Decadent icing: melt 150 ml cream and 200g dark chocolate in a saucepan over very low heat. Allow to cool until thick (I usually put in the freezer and stir every couple of minutes to check) then ice the cake.

Oh man oh man oh man. The icing hardens into pure essence of chocolate. So delicious as to be unphotographable.

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