Thursday, 7 February 2008

Nigella's store cupboard chocolate cake

I love this easy cake from Nigella's book, how to be a domestic goddess!. its so easy & very versatile. as well as the marmalade in the original recipe you can use almost any flavour marmalade or jam you have to hand (just use the same amount as in original recipe). raspberry & cherry jam is delicious, I used plum this time & it was lovely served with cream.

1/2 cup unsalted butter

4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, broken into pieces

1 1/3 cups good, thin-cut marmalade

1/2 cup sugarpinch of salt

2 large eggs, beaten

1 cup self-rising flour
8 inch springform pann, buttered and floured
Preheat the oven to 350F.

Put the butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over a low heat to melt. When it's nearly completely melted, stir in the chocolate. Leave for a moment to begin softening, then take the pan off the heat and stir with a wooden spoon until the butter and chocolate are smooth and melted. Now add the marmalade, sugar, salt and eggs. Stir with your wooden spoon and when all is pretty well amalgamated, beat in the flour bit by bit. Put into your prepared pan and bake for about 50 minutes or until a cake tester or skewer comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes before turning out.


Maria said...

Your cake looks yummy. I've not made this cake before and HTBADG is one of my favorite books. I like the sound marmalade in this cake ;o)


ruthEbabes said...

i really need to invest in a Nigella cookbook. You've made some really amazing recipes from them. This chocolate cake looks fab! The jam/marmalade sounds like a tasty twist on regular chocolate cake.

Cooking and the City said...

Maria, thank you. the marmalade version is yum but I'm partial to raspberry & cherry :-)

Ruth as you can no doubt tell I love Nigella's recipe's, tho do prefer Bill Granger's recipe's. thanks as always Ruth, your a sweetie :-)

Robin said...

Delicious! I love Nigella - I have her Nigella Express Cookbook and it's great!

Rosie said...

Another great creation you have made here with this scrummy looking cake and its Chocolate yeah my fav!! :D

Rosie x

Jeena said...

There are so many ways of baking cakes with different ingredients, this sounds delicious with plum jam yummy. :-)

Kevin said...

That cake looks good! Raspberries and cherries go perfectly with chocolate!

Happy cook said...

Oh delicious. Would love to have a huge piece

Cooking and the City said...

Robin yes I have express too & really like it. yes its so very different from her other books but I still think there's a place for it, esp for busy people. :-)

Rosie thanks sweetie, now how did I know choccy cake would get your attention ;)

Jeena, thank you really appreciate your lovely comments, & it was yummy :-)

Kevin thanks so much & yes raspberry and cherry is fab with chocolate :-)

thanks Happy Cook, its lovely to *see* you. huge piece on its way ;)

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