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posted by Vicky <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I offered my chocolate cake recipe. It is more or less Sacher Torte as
is handed down from my mum who is Vienese.
Jon said there are enough chocolate recipes!
* 6 oz Butter
* 6 oz Sugar
* 6 oz Self-raising flour - sifted
* 3 eggs
* 3 tablespoons Cocoa powder
* Rum - 3 tablespoons
* Bournville - about 7 oz
* 3 tablespoons water
* Apricot Jam
* Double cream
oh, sorry I am too old to do grams n stuff.
Beat eggs and sugar until it bubbles Add one egg and some flour to
prevent curdling and mix Repeat with other 2 eggs Add rest of flour
and cocoa and water and mix in well
Prepare a cake tin with removeable bottom - grease and flour it Put in
mixture and bake for about 45 minutes on 180 electric or 375 gas and
then put a skewer in to test. If it comes out clean it's done.
Meanwhile lick out bowl.
Cool - remove from tin slice in half and put jam in middle and all
over outside. Top and sides.
Melt chocolate and pour over. Cover completely. Lick out saucepan. If
you have children they usually appear at the lick stages having been
unavailable at the beat the butter and sugar stage.
Whip double cream. Serve not too big slices with lots of cream. It is
Oh I sometimes put rum in with the chocolate too.
The cake freezes well. We used it for birthdays as they prefered that
to sponge or fruit cakes.