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party cake

a recipe by jamie oliver (out of 'jamie oliver - the return of the naked chef')

what you need:

-3 rounded tablespoons cocoa powder
-200g/7oz caster sugar
-200g/7oz butter
-3 large eggs, preferably free-range
-200g/7oz self-raising flour, sifted
-1 rounded teaspoon baking powder
-1 handful of flaked almonds
-200ml/7fl oz double cream

-1 large handful of raspberries
-1 large handful of strawberries

for the chocolate topping
100g/3,75oz butter
100g/3,75oz best cooking chocolate
100g/3,75oz icing sugar
3 tablespoons milk



preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4. Line the bases of 2 x 20cm/8-inch cake tins with greased greaseproof paper. mix the cocoa powder with 4 tablespoons of boiling water until smooth. In a seperate bowl, beat the sugar and butter until fluffy, add the cocoa mixture, eggs, flour and babking powder. mix well, fold in the nuts. divide the mixture between the tins. Bake for about 25 minutes. When cooked, allow to cool then remove from the tins.
Melt the chocolate topping ingredients in a bowl over some lightly simmering water. Stir until blended well and allow to cool. Whip the double cream to soft peaks and sweeten with a little sugar to taste. To assemble the cake, remove the greaseproof paper from both sponges. Drizzle each one with a little sherry if you like. Spead the cream over one of the sponges, then sprinkle the fruit on top. Sandwich the second sponge on top and press down. Run a knife around the edge of the cake to smooth it off and drizzle over your chocolate topping. Happy day, you've done it! But allow the chocolate topping to firm up slightly before tucking in.




(i hope i didn't make any typing mistakes...)

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coco_pops76
Jan. 31st, 2007 08:56 am (UTC)
I want to eat that cake .. it sounds sooooooooooooooooooo good :) xx
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