The Raspberry Chocolate Birthday Cake

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The Raspberry Chocolate Birthday Cake 

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Cake Ingredients

175g chocolate

115g butter

55g self raising flour

85g ground almonds

3 tbsp water

3 eggs

140g caster sugar

pinch of salt

Method

Melt chocolate, cut in butter and add water (over a bain marie) and stir until melted.

Separate the eggs into 2 bowls (whites in one, yolks in the other).

Whisk the yokes and the sugar until thick and creamy, stir in the chocolate mixture, add the ground almonds and flour, mix very well.

Whisk the egg whites with salt and fold gently into the chocolate mixture.

Pop the mixture into the tins and cook- now normally the cooking takes about 40-50 minutes at 160ºC

I use two 8 inch round tins .

The ganache: 

115g chocolate,

 2 tbsps sour cream.

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Method

Melt chocolate and stir in cream.

Assembly

When you’ve taken the cakes out of the tins, put a blob of ganache over one and smooth, then add the top cake.

Then smooth the rest of the ganache on the whole cake.

Put more ganache on the top of the cake and decorate with fresh raspberries.

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One thought on “The Raspberry Chocolate Birthday Cake

  1. Fabulous cake! It looks absolutely divine! Thank you so much for the recipe and lovely photos! Much appreciated! ❤

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