Fairtrade Chocolate Cake with Cherry sauce

Spice up an afternoon snack or Friday evening dessert with sweet and healthy fruit that will bring back memories of the end of the summer.

METHOD

It’s a piece of cake!

  • Antal personer 12 serv.
  • Tilberedningstid 60 min.
  • Bagetid 35 min.
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Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. When the butter has almost melted, add the chocolate. Once the chocolate is soft, take the pan off the heat. Mix the butter and chocolate until uniform. Fold the cherry sauce into the chocolate mixture.

Whisk the egg yolks and cane sugar until light and fluffy. Fold into the chocolate mixture.

Sift flour and baking powder into the chocolate mixture and fold gently into the dough.

Whisk the egg whites and fold into the dough.

Line a round cake tin (approx. 20 cm diam.) with baking paper. Pour the dough into the tin. Bake the cake for approx. 35 minutes and let it cool for approx. 10 minutes in the tin. Put the cake in the freezer for around 2 hours.

Take the cake out of the freezer and remove any crumbs or similar that make the surface uneven. Finely chop 150 g of chocolate. Bring glucose syrup and cream to the boil. When the cream mixture is still hot, pour it over the chocolate. Stir with a rubber spatula until the chocolate mixture is uniform.

Pour the chocolate mixture into a small, high-sided bowl. Place the hand blender carefully in the bowl at an angle in order to prevent air bubbles being formed. Hold the hand blender at the bottom of the bowl and mix until the mixture is completely smooth. Carefully remove the hand blender.

Place the cake on a griddle with the edge of the cake protruding slightly (which makes it easier to transfer onto a serving dish). Place a baking tray with baking paper underneath.

Pour the chocolate over the cake from the centre. Work outwards until the entire cake is covered in chocolate.

Put the cake in the fridge for approx. 3 hours until the chocolate has set and the cake has thawed fully.

Finish with roughly chopped pistachio nuts sprinkled onto the cake.

INGREDIENTS

What you need

CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH CHERRY SAUCE:
125 g soft butter
100 g plain chocolate (Fairtrade)
230 g Fynbo cherry sauce (Fairtrade)
100 g cane sugar (Fairtrade)
2 large eggs
150 g flour
1 tsp. baking powder

CHOCOLATE ICING:
150 g plain chocolate (Fairtrade)
45 g glucose syrup
2 dl whipped cream

DECORATION:
100 g pistachio nuts