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Chocolate and Raspberry Cake

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Chocolate Raspberry Cake made with Broighter Gold Rapeseed Oil

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • 175g Self raising flour
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of sodea
  • 150g dark muscovado sugar
  • 2 tbsp. golden syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 150ml Broighter Gold Rapeseed Oil
  • 150ml milk

For the Topping: Recipe taken from Woman's Weekly Cookery 3 June 2014.

  • 200g bar dark chocolate
  • 300ml carton whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp. icing sugar, plus extra for dusting.
  • 2 x 200g punnets raspberries
  • 28x18cm (11x7in) traybake tin lined baking parchment

Method:

  1. Set the oven to 160c or Gas mark 3.
  2. To make the cake, sift the flour, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl and stir in the muscovado sugar. Add the golden syrup. Lightly beat together the eggs, oil and milk, pour into the flour mixture and beat until smooth. Pour the mixture and beat until smooth.
  3. pour the mixture into the traybake tin and bake for 25-30 mins, or until the cake is just firm to the touch in the centre.
  4. Remove he cake from the oven and leave it to cool in the tin for about 5 mins, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. For the topping, break the chocolate into pieces and place in a bowl. Bring the cream to the boil in a pan and pour over the chocolate, then add the icing sugar. Stir until the chocolate melts. Mix well to give a smooth consistency, or use a stick blender. Leave the ganache to cool until its a spreading consistency, either letting it cool at room temperature or to speed it up place it in the fridge-but stir regularly.
  6. Spread the chocolate mixture over the top of the cake and then arrange the rapsberries on the top of the ganache. Dust with the icing sugar just before serving.

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