So I go on holiday, and I'm hanging about at my oldest, dearest friend Nomi's house. She has a really flash kitchen mixer, and was moonlighting as an extra on the film Drift for a bit of fun as these country folk do, when her flash kitchen mixer came up in conversation. One of the crew was so excited they asked if they could come round and make chocolate cake with it. Well, what's a girl to do? Of course she said, 'YES!'
Anyway there we are, mingling with film crews, (ok the production accountant, Kendall....not exactly Sam Worthington in name dropping terms but if you like chocolate cake you will want to track this man down and marry him.)
He made this cake. We fell in love. Not only was it the best chocolate cake I have ever eaten in my life. It was BY FAR the best chocolate cake I have ever eaten in my life. By a million miles.
I didn't get a picture of it, a shame in a way because some things you want to preserve in life long memory...but also possibly not a bad thing...because to be honest, it isn't pretty. Not ugly, just doesn't LOOK like the best Chocolate Cake Ever. And it is.
Here's the recipe...
675g dark chocolate
450 g unsalted butter
675 g castor sugar ( Kendall used brown castor sugar)
1. Melt the butter and chocolate in a ..(*Gill's addendum...he said baine marie but just a small saucepan resting on a bigger saucepan with water boiling in it will do)
2. Whisk eggs and sugar in a really flash mixer for ten minutes until it looks really thick..(* I guess if you're not using a really flash one mix it longer)
3. Fold chocolate and butter into eggs, combine thoroughly and pour into a lined baking tin.
4. Bake at 160C for 55 minutes or until set. (* Kendall says you're supposed to bake it in a Baine Marie as well but it doesn't matter. He didn't.)
5. Allow to cool at least 12 hours. ( * We only cooled it for 5, and in the fridge.)
Serve with creme fraiche and icing sugar dusted over...trust me you won't need icing...