I decided that it was time that I did a blogger's challenge - firstly as it's a good way of making me bake something I might not usually try and secondly as all the other bloggers seem like a very friendly lot! So this recipe is for this month's We Should Cocoa challenge which is being hosted by Chele at Chocolate Teapot. The recipe this month has to include Chocolate and Lime. I was intrigued by this combination as it immediately brought back memories of eating Tilley's Chocolate Limes on car journeys as a child. I seem to remember I had a kind of love hate relationship with these sweets, not really being able to decide if I liked the combination of the two flavours. I was therefore curious to see whether many years on if if I liked this pairing any more.
I've done a Nigella recipe although I've omitted making her Margarita Cream. While I like the sound of the cream I don't have any Tequila at home - although I could have adapted it with something else it wouldn't really have been a Margarita Cream then. I was going to buy some Tequila and then remembered an encounter with Don Julio* in Mexico and thought better of it! The lime flavour in this cake is quite subtle and does cut nicely through the richness of the chocolate - I would have this over a Chocolate Lime any day!
*the tequila brand not the man!
The recipe can be found here on www.nigella.com.