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Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Another Slice of Cake!

Craving chocolate cake? I am..... again!

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This one is a rich fudgy, dense, dark chocolate cake with a wonderful chocolate icing from Laura at EAT DRINK LIVE. It's not a cake for the faint hearted as there's an awful lot of butter and chocolate in it, but having said that, it makes a big cake and will feed a crowd.

As you can see, mine took on the look of the Grand Canyon with its huge cracks, but it tasted pretty good nonetheless. The only change I made was to use a deep 9" cake tin rather than the 8" one that Laura suggested.

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Hop over to EAT DRINK LIVE for the recipe and to see Laura's great photos.
Thank you Laura for a lovely cake!

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36 comments:

Snooky doodle said...

oh this would be death by chocolate :) I love the photos look great!

Dorothy said...

Hi from Barcelona (Spain),
This cake looks yummy!!! my chocolate cakes also always come out with cracks, I don't know why, but they taste ok and anyway I always cover the cake with chocolate butter icing.
Your custard creams also look good. hope one day to try them as they're my very favourite biscuits and you can't get them over here in Barcelona. :)

Dorothy said...

oops!!! my mistake, the custard creams are on another blog - sorry!!

cathy said...

i like cracks! they make the surface much more interesting. and chewier/tougher, which I like :D

Amanda said...

Mmmm...I would love a piece of chocolate cake right now! Yours looks gorgeous with the sugar dusting on top.

chris said...

Looks yummy Nic!!!

jomawa said...

looks lovely... i could jump right in! i have always wanted to go to the grand canyon, now here's a version that's even more tempting!!

Margaret said...

This looks like a very chocolatey chocolate cake! It would please any chocolate cake lover.

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

OK one thing less to do in life Nic - the Grand Canyon! This works for me & HOW!! I am pretty 'butter' faint hearted, but something as divine looking as this makes me change my mind, & heart! Love it Nic...bet the men loved it too!!

Grace said...

those cracks wouldn't slow me down for even a second. what a terrific cake--it makes me glad i've got a strong heart. :)

Maria♥ said...

Looks absolutely heavenly!!

Maria
x

Patricia Scarpin said...

One doesn't even have to be craving chocolate to drool over this beauty, Nic! Love the crackled top and intense color... So delicious!

bake in paris said...

You really did a good job in capturing the essence of chocolate cake! Just by looking at those pics makes me drool! Thumbs up...

BTW, as I was looking at your blog, I tried to figure out how you did that menu feature "Can I Tempt You". Is it available in blogspot template? or an outsider template? It looks really cool to have many recipes upfront..

Regards,
Kris

sunita said...

I am actually craving some chocolate right now, and your yummy cake is making the craving worse!

Katie said...

Mmmm that looks good. Deep dark chocolate and wonderfully fudgey

Megan said...

Nothing wrond with a crack on a delicious chocolate cake. No problems at all!!! ;)

Marta said...

This looks fantastic! I think the cracking on top is a good sign of the moisture and yummyness that lays beneath!

Sam said...

I'm craving chocolate now, this looks heavenly!

LyB said...

It looks so incredibly fudgy! Quite possibly, my favorite kind of cake. :)

Vanille said...

Never can get enough of chocolate cake ! Looks delicious !

Big Boys Oven said...

Your chocolat cake looks so soft amd moist, I love the surface crispiness of the cake, it is a sure a winner if it lands on my plate :)

www.bigboysoven.com

Jan said...

Lovely looking cake Nic!

Sophie said...

MMMMMMMM...the choclate cake looks fabulous!!!
fab pictures too!!!

Holler said...

I nearly wept when I saw that last picture. Oh, I am craving chocolate cake now!

Laura said...

Thanks for the link Nicisme, it's good to meet you over a virtual slice of chocolate cake!

Lisa said...

Well if I wasn't craving it before, I am now! You can never have the recipe for too many great chocolate cakes...

Elra said...

Why not?
I don't mind having chocolate cake everyday!

Bellini Valli said...

Chocolate cake must always be on the menu":D

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Oh, my goodness me.... I'm so going to HAVE to make that...

Looks absolutely scrummy!

Ricardo said...

Deliciously made and the presentation is great too. well done thx 4 sharing it :) xx Rico-Recipes

♥Rosie♥ said...

Chocolate cake - you can never have enough of chocolate ;0) Lovely choccy cake Nic and great pics.

Rosie x

Nicisme said...

Thanks everyone!
Dorothy - you've got me wanting custard creams now!
Bake in Paris - your blog is looking good!
Big Boys Oven - hello and welcome!
Hi Laura - thanks so much for visiting and for the great recipe!

Sophie said...

My goodness this came out beautifully! It's the perfect chocolate cake!

Stacey said...

Holy moly that looks too good to eat! Delicious!

zoe said...

This is MY kind of dessert! Thanks!

Kevin said...

That chocolate cake is looking really good!