There’s nothing quite like a moist, fluffy and deeply chocolately cake as an instant mood lifter. Whether you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing dessert for guests this weekend, celebrating a special occasion – or just enjoying a tempting treat (because honestly, who really needs an excuse for some cake?).
This decadently rich dark chocolate cake is sure to hit the spot and have the compliments rolling in. Soft and fluffy sponge layers are paired with a fudgy and sumptuous chocolate frosting, layered in between and slathered generously on top.
Finished off with a dusting of chocolate flakes, savour each morsel with a rich and luxurious cup of hot chocolate, for the ultimate chocolate indulgence.
[For the sponge cake]
The key to what makes this the best chocolate icing you’ll ever come across is using the choicest dark chocolate available. While darker chocolates have a slightly bittersweet flavour, this is balanced perfectly with the sweetness of icing sugar.
Opt for a higher cocoa solids percentage – this will give the truly deep and intense hit of chocolate flavour that makes every last morsel of this cake to enjoy.
Leftover icing can be kept in the fridge for several days and even used for a variety of purposes, like cake pops. We suggest you serve a slice of cake with a steaming cup of rich dark hot chocolate and savour!
After all, everyone loves chocolate... we know we do!
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