For the Love of Food

We Love Chocolate Fudge Cake

My passion for baking peaked again two days ago. The dry ingredients were stocked many weeks ago, with good intentions. And now, they’re finally put to good use. I particularly love this recipe because it’s simple to make, and it won many a fan, especially, with my son’s classmates, and of course, my kids. My 6 year old gladly pitched in, so did my 11 year old boy, when he came back from school, in time to do the 2nd.

It’s the Rich Chocolate Fudge Cake. I got this recipe from a magazine. I can’t remember which one, but I have the recipe right in the photo well on my iPhone (I find it handy to capture my favorite recipes and store it in my phone). The description in the magazine read, “This is the cake for the times there’s something to celebrate, someone to impress or a family to spoil. It’s quite the most delicious, melt-in-the- mouth cake. It has a crisp meringue crust and light tender centre, with a soft, creamy, almost sauce-like consistency”. The description had me hooked, and after the first try, it had become a family favorite. And two days ago, was a time for a celebration of sorts, the sort that wanted to please.

The ingredients include 6 eggs, separated, 250g melted dark chocolate (find the best you can) and 250g butter, ground almonds, flour, caster sugar and soft brown sugar. For the topping: All purpose cream or whipping cream, icing sugar and a few drops of vanilla essence. You can serve this cake with mixed-berries.

Our family favorite ~~~ The Rich Chocolate Fudge Cake

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Michelle helping to whisk the almond and flour into the melted chocolate and butter.

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The half-eaten Melt-in-the-Mouth Decadent Chocolate Cake

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Nothing tastes as good as a cake made by Mom (and her kids). Even if the cake doesn’t look as good as the one in the magazine or look like it was baked in the kitchen of Martha Stewart. But the smell of hot chocolate filling the kitchen, the joy shared in licking the chocolate gooey batter, the look of happiness found on the faces of eager little kitchen helpers and the  squeals of delight sum it all up.  There is nothing quite like love shared over The Rich Chocolate Fudge Cake 😀

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