Megan chose this chocolatey delight which means that for another weekend I had to eat something naughty – it was such a struggle!
I had never made marble cake before as I always thought that it would be too hard to make, but in fact, the recipe was easy to follow. However, even though this was a chocolate cake I was surprised at the amount of butter (8oz) and eggs (four of them). My cake cooked in the hour, and although I left it to cool, a piece remained at the bottom of the pan, so I ate this warm (it was good).
I had trouble with the ganache as my chocolate wouldn’t completely melt. Instead I used a little more warm cream and then mum took to stirring it over a pan of hot water.
Dad doesn’t eat chocolate cake, so mum and I tried this. We found it to be too chocolately (which shouldn’t be surprising as this was a chocolate cake!) but I used dark chocolate (UK chocolate is different to US chocolate in both taste, and description). I think if I made it again I would use a combination of milk and plain chocolate. However, I am sure that everyone at work will love this cake on Monday.