Yesterday was my birthday, tomorrow will be my man's birthday and Friday the school will close.
Despite having to continue to work all that puts me in a wonderful holiday mood.
It was a lovely day yesterday, starting with coffee (and the whole family, two- and four-legged ones) in bed, and
ended with a romantic dinner.
In between there was cake, flowers, phonecalls and wonderful friends!
First some impressions and then a chocolate berry cake recipe for you:
Thank you dear Esther for this lovely lying cake :-):
And now for the recipe:
Chocolate Berry Cake
You will need:
For the cake:
250 g butter (1 1/4 cups)
2 cups castor sugar
200 g dark chocolate (7.05 ounces)
2 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
1.5 cups self-raising flour
1/4 cup cacao
300 g (2.5 cups) frozen (or fresh) berries
For the topping:
150 ml cream (2/3cups)
200 g chocolate (7.05 ounces)
200 g (1.5 cups) berries
Stir butter, sugar, milk and chocolate in a sauce pan over low heat until melted and smooth.
Whisk eggs and vanilla into chocolate mix. Then sift in flour and cacao and stir until combined.
Pour cake mix into your spring form (it is very liquid, but will settle when baked) and sprinkle berries on top.
Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
While the cake bakes, prepare the frosting. Heat the cream in a saucepan. Once hot, remove from heat and stir
chocolate in until chocolate has melted. Let the mixture sit for about an hour, stirring occasionally.
Then put frosting and berries on cake and enjoy!
Have a wonderful Sunday.
Lots of love,