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Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

this has a very fudgy quality, is excellent for festive occasions, with a shiny chocolate frosting that can be decorated Ive made it on many such happy occasions. From Practical Chocolate Cooking by Parragon

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. prepare a 33/20cm/13x8inch cake tin with baking parchment.
  2. In a saucepan melt the butter, chocolate and water over a low heat, stirring frequently.
  3. sieve the flour and bake powder in a mixing bowl and stir in the sugar.
  4. pour the hot chocolate liquid into the bowl and then beat well until everything is evenly mixed.
  5. stir in the soured cream, followed by the eggs.
  6. pour the cake mixture in the prepared tin and bake at 190oC/mark5 for 40/45 mins leave to cool and then turn out on a wire rack until cooled completely.
  7. To make the frosting, melt the chocolate with the water over a very low heat, stir in the cream and remove from heat.
  8. Stir in the chilled butter.
  9. Pour the frosting over the cooled cake.
  10. It can get a bit messy but at least it tastes good.
  11. this will then set and you can cake decorate for whatever your occasion.