International Lifestyle Magazine Issue 52 - Page 45

For the cake mix 150 grams self raising flour 50 grams of good cocoa powder 1 teaspoon of baking powder 4 organic eggs, large 200 grams of sugar For the filling 200 gms of good chocolate 50 gms of salted butter For the topping Whipped cream, or your choice of topping, this also works well with ice cream at the last minute. A good quality strawberry jam, about two tablespoons. Decoration 12 jars - These do not have to be the same, I save jars all the time, they just need to be shorter rather than deep, you can see what I mean from the image. 12 pieces of ribbon or string To Make One square, oblong, circular or any shape really, baking tray, lined with parchment. Heat oven to 200 degrees. Put all your ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. If it seems too thick then just add a few drops of warm water to the mix. Now pour into your baking tray and pop into the pre heated oven for about 25 minutes, or until it feels springy to the touch. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Over a pan of boiling water, put a bowl with your chocolate and butter in and allow to melt slowly. Do not allow your bowl to touch the water. Now, time to get creative. Once the cake has cooled you need to cut it up ready to go into the jars. Now, you can decide how you do this, but I like to put half in the jar and then add the chocolate, a spoonful, and then add a bit more cake on top to cover it. You can do this however you want, chocolate first, chocolate last, it is up to you. Now whip your cream until it is stiff, and then fold into the cream your jam. You want swirls so not too much mixing in. Now spoon, or pipe, the cream into your little pots. If they are for today, then now add your ribbon and string and pop into the fridge until you need them, but if they are being made a day ahead, you can do the final decoration on the day. You can always make these a bit more “adult” by adding a few drops of rum onto the cake before you add the cream, or sherry, or whiskey, you decide, either way, delicious! So, so easy, looks fantastic and really, not difficult at all! You can get all your baking ingredients from www.steenbergs.co.uk for Worldwide Delivery. www.internationallifestylemagazine.com