Celebration Chocolate Fudge Cake
Okay I know this site is called Healthy Chef and you only have to look at the title of this recipe to guess you don't want to eat this too often. But once in a while, Birthday, Anniversary etc this is the cake and once the candles have been blown out and removed!!! you can put the entire cake in a warm oven for 20-25mins and serve gooey slices trickled with ice cold pouring cream as a delicious pudding!
Recipe type: Dessert
- 200g/8oz good quality dark chocolate, minimum 70% cocoa
- 200g/8oz organic butter, diced
- 1 tbsp instant coffee
- 85g/3oz self raising flour (spelt/rice/wholemeal/quinoa is best)
- 85g/3oz plain flour(spelt/rice/wholemeal/quinoa is best)
- ¼ tsp bicarb of soda
- 250g/9oz xylitol
- 25g/10z organic cocoa powder
- 3 eggs at room temperature
- 75ml buttermilk
- 200g good quality dark chocolate minimum 70% cocoa
- 284ml double cream
- grease and line a 20cm cake tin, preheat oven to 284f/140c
- break chocolate into pieces and place into a heavy based pan along with the butter, coffee and 125ml of water.
- warm through over a low/medium heat until the ingredients have melted and combined, stir frequently and don't overheat
- sieve the flours, bicarb and cocoa into a large mixing bowl add the sugar and combine
- in a separate bowl beat the eggs and add the buttermilk
- now put the chocolate mixture and egg mixture into the dry ingredients and fold carefully until completely combined
- pour into the prepared tin and bake in the preheated oven for 1hr-1hr20, until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean
- remove allow to cool entirely before slicing horizontally into three discs
- to make the ganache warm the milk over a low heat then break the chocolate into the cream stir till combined.
- use a little of the ganache to sandwich the layers together and spread the rest generously on the top and sides of the cake to cover entirely
- if you wish you can decorate the top with seasonal fruits
For a change try using flavoured good quality dark chocolate orange and chilli work well.