I was thrilled to be asked to contribute to the April edition of Elle Magazine, and as its Easter they wanted a chocolate cake. I simply had to do the ultimate chocolate cake that I had written about in 2010.
This is what I said about it before: ‘It’s decadent, dark and delicious and may well be the ultimate chocolate cake. It’s baked slowly on a lower temp to deliver a gooey, dense texture that teeters on the edge of ‘brownies-ness’ sending you straight into chocolate heaven. Don’t expect airy, fairy, light and fluffy, this is a solid cake that will easily bowl anyone over’.
The other thing I simply LOVE about this recipe is that its all made by hand. No electric mixer required. Easy.
Elle also asked me to shoot a step by step of the making of the cake for their their online magazine, and they have broken the recipe down to match each stage. So do pop over to the site and check it out.
I have to admit that I rarely read fashion magazines. My focus is almost 100% around food, so it was so refreshing to flip through the pages of Elle and pick up so many fabulous tips. I realised once again how much of a non-fashionista I am. I particularly enjoyed their relationship advice, their pick of the best beauty products from the Elle awards, and an article by Bryony Gordon about breaking free from the dieting roller-coaster. Elle has a bit of everything and kept me well entertained on my flight back from Durban yesterday.
It was also wonderful to see my photography of the ultimate chocolate cake on page 144.
The recipe from my original post can be found here.
…and here are all the step by step pics:
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