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Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe
|Self raising flour||2 1⁄2 Ounce|
|Plain chocolate||4 Ounce|
|Castor sugar||4 Ounce|
|Eggs||4 , separated|
|Apricot jam||4 Tablespoon (Rounded Tablespoons)|
|Icing sugar||6 Ounce, sieved|
|Plain chocolate||2 Ounce|
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 3927 Calories from Fat 1874
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 215 g330.1%
Saturated Fat 126.8 g633.8%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 1214.7 mg404.9%
Sodium 1237.2 mg51.6%
Total Carbohydrates 501 g167.1%
Dietary Fiber 21.4 g85.4%
Sugars 412.5 g
Protein 47 g94.6%
Vitamin A 105.1% Vitamin C
Calcium 51.3% Iron 90.6%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet
Sift together the flour and cocoa.
Melt the chocolate in a small bowl over a pan of simmering water, remove from the heat then cool.
Beat the butter and sugar until pale and creamy.
Beat in the egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Fold in the flour mixture alternately with the melted chocolate.
Whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks, fold into the cake mixture.
Turn into the prepared tin, bake at 350Â°F, Gas Mark 4 for about 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Turn the cake out on a wire rack to cool.
Cut in three layers when cold.
Put the filling ingredients in a pan, bring to the boil and simmer for 1 minute, then sieve.
Brush the cut surfaces of the cake with half the filling.
Reassemble on the wire rack.
Brush the top and sides of the cake with remaining filling.
Sift together the icing sugar and cocoa for the icing.
Heat the remaining ingredients together gently in a pan until the butter and chocolate have melted.
Remove from the heat, add the sifted ingredients and beat until thick.
Spread the icing quickly over the cake and leave in a cool place to become firm.