250g Dark Chocolate
100ml Strong Coffee
75g Brown Sugar
50ml Creme Fraiche
3tbsp Cocoa Powder
50ml Coffee Liquor
1tbsp Icing Sugar
Gently melt 150g of dark chocolate in a bowl over a pan of boiling water along with the coffee.
Roughly chop the butter, add to the mixture and mix well.
Preheat the oven to 150C / 300F
Separate the egg whites and yolks, putting the whites to one side. Beat the yolks with the brown sugar until white. Add to the melted chocolate and then add the flour.
Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff then add to the mixture.
Bake in the oven for 40minutes.
Once the cake has cooked leave to cool.
Melt the rest of the chocolate in the same way.
Remove from the heat the pour in the creme fraiche and coffee liquor.
Leave to cool, stirring from time to time.
Take the cake from the tin then pour the icing all over.
Chill for 10minutes then sprinkle with cocoa powder and icing sugar (optional)
I was so chuffed with how the cake looked and even more excited about the fact I would be able to post my first ever recipe, at last I felt like a real woman.
This is when disaster (or at the time I thought was disaster) struck. When sitting down later Saturday evening watching a film and catching up on some blogs, I decided to try some of my masterpiece only to cut into it and discover it was a bit stodgy. As it had already been iced James declared that it was not cooked and needed to be thrown away, so with that I threw a little (OK a big) tantrum, threw it in the bin and went upstairs and cried
a little a lot. I felt like I had failed, and all my hard work was for nothing. You should have seen the mountain of washing up I went through as well.
I went into work Monday hanging my head in shame to tell them all of my failure only to then be told by a colleague, who is also a very good baker of cakes that it was supposed to be like that, as it is more like a torte type cake. Devastated!
Never mind I shall put it all down to experience and try again maybe this weekend, we shall see. At least I know now that I can in fact bake this particular cake :)
Recipe for this cake was sourced from here.
Have a great weekend
Love Gem xxx