Last chance decadent chocolate cake- back to challenge mood again!

As I’m writing this post I still can’t believe what I went through during the last few days! I don’t even mention that my internet connection is not behaving today, so I’m doing this post today partially on my tablet, and then when I see the connection on my laptop (my new beautiful baby btw) I jump on it trying to load the pictures and save the draft!! Awwwww. You know me, if there is a challenge in the air I’m on it. Moreover, usually it is me who challenges the other person- hello Dana 😀 or accepts the challenge- hello Ginger– but this time I was called out by Naina, accepted and got stressed immediately. You know the Lady who runs Spice in the City. This is not a joke! Naina is one of my biggest discoveries of last year. I recently even told her this. I love her recipes, but first of all I love her pictures in the garden- yes, I still want that tree Naina and I want that wooden bench you use for your pictures! We emailed each other and decided that since we are in the carnival period, the cakes we would like to present HAVE to be DECADENT. Naina uses this word sometimes, and I love it. I thought this would be a nice, personal touch to the challenge! In the end it’s all about fun and making you smile guys, but also it’s about making something new- for me it was the case anyway. And it was not fun at all… I looked around and decided to go for a recipe which seemed to be decadent enough- however I realised if I was to face Naina, nothing was decadent enough- I attempted the thing like 3 times- not sure how many eggs landed in the bin- and I was in panic! The recipe did NOT work. Not at all! While doing other things- in the meantime I emailed Naina and I said I had to delay the date for this post- I did a little search online and finally I found something…I really think this cake is up to any decadence standards- 0.5 kg of chocolate in total, you will see how much butter it contains 😀 also the whipped cream, the ice cream…oh my!! And this nicely chocolaty and velvety texture, it melts in your mouth…Pure poetry if you ask me! So I decided to go for it, and that’s why also I called it a last chance cake! So let’s have a look at what I managed to do here, and then I’m heading to Naina’s blog, because I’m all in stress and terribly curious of what she’s made 😀

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Ingredients

Makes at least 10 big servings- first sign of decadence- in the end you can have it all if you want, no need to share with anyone haha, preparation time- 3o min, baking time- 1 hour and 20 min, but you should start checking on this cake after 50 min, it should be moist inside, so don’t keep it too long in the oven, the oven temperature- 160 C

The Cake

  1. 250 g of butter
  2. 250 g of dark chocolate- I used 70% of cocoa
  3. 2 teaspoons of coffee- just make an espresso and use it
  4. 180 ml of water
  5. 300 g of every purpose flour
  6. 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  7. half a teaspoon of baking powder
  8. 70 g of cocoa powder
  9. 250 g of sugar- I used only 150 g- that would be way too much of decadence
  10. 4 eggs
  11. 120 ml of kefir or yogurt or fermented milk
  12. 2 tablespoons of olive oil or vegetable oil
  13. a few raspberries for decoration

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The Glaze

  1. 250 g of dark chocolate
  2. 120 g of thick cream

For decoration-again- try some ice cream of your preference- however you are  not going to see them here on the pictures.

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Method

In advance prepare oval cake pan- mine has diameter of 24 cm- place some parchment paper or kitchen foil inside.

In a big pot melt together the butter, chocolate, water and the coffee. Combine all ingredients and mix until everything is evenly incorporated, and it has a consistency of cream. Remember, this is chocolate we’re talking about- you do all that on a low fire. Set aside until it cools down.

In a bog bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and the baking powder. In another bowl whisk together the eggs, sugar, olive oil and kefir.

Preheat the oven.

When the chocolate cooled down, first combine slowly the flour and the eggs mixture. Make sure all is incorporated evenly. Start adding the chocolate mass slowly, and keep mixing the pastry until smooth and creamy. Place the pastry in the cake pan and place it in the oven. Start checking on the cake after about 50 min- mine was ready after 50 min. The cake should be still moist inside.

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Let the cake cool down a little bit. In the meantime prepare the chocolate glaze. Melt together the chocolate and the cream mixing these ingredients until evenly combined- the  consistency has to be creamy. Set it aside for 5 min not more, and spread it over the cake. Use a method from this post for melting the chocolate and the cream.

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When the glaze is properly set, decorate the cake with the raspberries and serve with the drink of your choice. This cake is very rich in taste and so elegant don’t  you think!

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I enjoyed it with my morning  coffee a lot, but I guess a glass of nice wine or liquor would be very appropriate  as well. Elegance and decadence in one, and a bit of luxury. Isn’t  it what we like the most ☺ And now I’m heading to Naina’s  blog!! Come with me!

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Link to where I found this recipe it’s here.

53 thoughts on “Last chance decadent chocolate cake- back to challenge mood again!

    • Thank you so much, and apologies for this late reply. I’m being busy with my exams and a few other things. I’m happy to hear you like my little space here. I hope to see you back again. Have a lovely Sunday, hugs xx

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  1. Ahhh! It looks so perfect Marta! I actually love that it doesn’t have a middle frosting layer…it’s all about the moist, DECADENT cake for me. And 70% dark chocolate…good call…I really, really need some cake now!! 😉 Oh, yea what kind of camera and lens do you use Marta? As always, the photos are simply amazing.

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  2. OMG, what would I give to sit right beside that cake right now! It looks amazing, well done Naina for pushing Martka over her decadence-threshold into the truly divine! Are you sure you couldn’t add a bit more chocolate?

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    • Prudy my love! So nice to see you here 😀 yes, it’s the cake of all cakes! And I love it! It was such a nice thing to do it with Naina- I’m sure I will do it once again with her 🙂

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    • Haha thank you Ronit. This cake is divine- really, its taste is amazing. I wish I could share it with all of you today- also due to the fact that it’s a huge one and I’m not sure how we’re going to manage 😀

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  3. Haha, talk about decadent Marta!! OMG, all that chocolate, cant take my eyes off that cake, it is GORGEOUS!! I need a big slice now!!! Thank you for the sweet write up xx this was such a fun challenge, we have to do it again, maybe our interpretation of the opposite of decadent next time to make up for how naughty we’ve been this time 😀

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    • Haha Naina I run like 4km back home to post it!! stupid wordpress- never again that scheduling thing- not sure what I did wrong 😀 I loved this one I have to say and I love your post!! Hugs- now off to the park again- really need to move it after all this trying of different recipes- too much of decadence if you ask me 😉

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