CAKE.There is one thing that I love, along the same lines as fashion.. It's food! I found a brilliant recipe in a 'Hello Kitty' book for a soft glazed cake, the recipe incorporated two of my favourite things... Chocolate and strawberries!
The gooey glaze is a chocolate, honey and cream mixture which is divine! I may or may not have dipped my finger in to taste.. had to make sure it was safe for everyone else to try!
I get just a little bit excited when it comes to decorating. For this creation, I decided to add sugar pearls and yellow glitter for a bit of glamour (of course!).
The cake doesn't look quite like the picture from the recipe book.. However, it is artistic licence as to how you decide to decorate your cake. Not going to lie.. I am of the opinion that my creation looks better than the original! It is a touch more messier and less professional - but this works fine. The cake was sliced and served not long after.
Served with a dash of cream and a glass wine.. All this hard work can make a girl thirsty!
-150g Plain Flour
- 300g Dark Chocolate
- 150g Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 4 Eggs
- 45g Butter
- 1 tsp Honey
- 3 tbsp Cream
Preheat the oven to 180C. Separate the egg whites from the yolks. Whisk the yolks with the sugar in a bowl until you have a thick and creamy mixture.
In another bowl, add a pinch of salt to the egg whites and whisk them until they are stiff.
Mix 2 tbsp of whisked egg whites with the creamy mixture, and then slowly add the rest of the egg whites. Slowly add 150g of melted and lukewarm chocolate, the flour and the baking powder. Pour the mixture in a cake tin that has been lined with grease proof paper. Put it in the oven for 30-35minutes. When removed from the oven, leave it to cool.
Melt the rest of the dark chocolate with butter. Remove it from heat and then add the honey and cream. Stir and let it cool. Spread the glaze on the cake an decorate it with strawberries dipped in the glaze.
Sit back, serve and enjoy!