Rich Chocolate Cake Recipe

Rich Chocolate Cake Recipe

Ingredients: Makes one 900 g/2 lb cake

200 g/7 oz/1 cups, plain (semi-sweet) chocolate

15 ml/1 tablespoon strong black coffee

225 g/8 oz/1 cup butter or margarine, softened

225 g/8 oz/1 cup granulated sugar

4 eggs

225 g/8 oz/2 cups plain (all-purpose) flour

5 ml/1 teaspoon baking powder

Method:

Melt the chocolate with the coffee in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water. Meanwhile, cream together the butter or margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs, beating well after each addition. Stir in the melted chocolate, then fold in the flour and baking powder. Spoon the mixture into a greased and lined 900 g/2 lb loaf tin (pan) and bake in a preheated oven at 190C/375F/g mark 5 for about 1 hour until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. If necessary, cover the top with foil or greaseproof (waxed) paper for the last 10 minutes of cooking to prevent over-browning.

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