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Sunday, 26 February 2012

Chocolate Pudding Cake with Raspberries





For the one year anniversary of Belleau Kitchen's brilliant Random Recipes Challenge, Dom asked us to think back and return to the first book from which we chose a random recipe.  The first time I entered this challenge I made scones from Eat Drink Live by Fran Warde. On going back to it I had to 'randomly' hunt around a little for a baking recipe amongst the salads and other savoury options and finally came to this one for Chocolate Pudding Cake with Raspberries.  It's one of those recipes that's tucked away a little in the bottom left hand corner of the page near the crease, with no photograph - the poor relation to the other recipes on the page with their artfully styled pictures.  But I randomly made this one and what can I say but thank you Dom! Without this challenge this little beauty would probably have never seen the light of day and that would have been such a shame as it is absolutely bloody delicious.


The Recipe


250g dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
200g butter
1 tspn instant coffee, dissolved in 1 tbspn hot water
5 eggs
100g caster sugar
75g plain flour
150g raspberries (I used less than this)


1. Grease and line a 20cm springform tin. Preheat oven to 170c/gas mark 3.
2. Put the chocolate, butter and instant coffee in a small saucepan and heat gently until melted, smooth and glossy.  Set aside.
3. Beat the eggs and sugar until pale and fluffy.  Then add the flour and chocolate mixture and combine lightly.
4. Pour the batter into the tin. Stud the top with the raspberries and bake for around 40 mins or until the cake feels firm and is starting to shrink from the sides.


Lovely eaten warm or cold!

39 comments:

  1. what an absolute stunner!... and your photography is incredible... I want this cake NOW!!!!!!! NOW I tell you!!!!!.... love the dark choc and raspberries combo... always have... its just one of those rare things that tastes of luxury... you know? Thank you so much for celebrating my 1st birthday with me!! x

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    1. I would happily send you a piece but it is all gone I'm afraid!! Definitely make it as it's lovely and so quick and easy to make! Happy 1st Birthday! x

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  2. Looks delish. It's so easy to overlook great recipes in books, when there are way to many to chose from. Looks like you found a winner here!

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    1. I know there are so many I don't look at especially when they don't have a photo.

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  3. It looks perfect, and I always think raspberries and chocolate are one of those great combinations .

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    1. Thank you - I know i like that combo too!

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  4. Ooh that looks so rich, chocolatey and delicious! It's a shame when lovely recipes get squashed into a funny corner and ignored. It's tempting to go for the recipes with pictures but it means gems like this can get passed by.

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    1. Thanks Jo - I know I usually ignore them too!

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  5. Wow, looks fab. I too love the choc raspberry combo, and this looks so moist and delicious!

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  6. What a beautiful looking dessert - so elegant yet colourful too!

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  7. That looks wonderful. It definitely deserved a page to itself in the book. Chocolate and raspberries are a match made in heaven.

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  8. I love raspberries!!
    Your cake looks so yummy!
    Have a nice evening

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    1. Thanks Manu - me too! They make cakes slightly healthy too! x

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  9. Oh, yes, I want some. This look divine.

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  10. This looks so good - and I mean really good. Chocolate and raspberries are such a great combination.

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  11. Yum! Love raspberry & chocolate & these cake looks amazingly delicious! :)

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  12. I just discovered this over at Belleau Kitchen and it was love at first sight. Chocolate and raspeberries *drool*. I will be bookmarking this one :)

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  13. OMG that is another incredible cake you've baked...I simply love dark chocolate with raspberries!!

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    1. Thanks Malli - I love this combo too! x

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  14. ooh this looks amazing...I bet it's delicious when still warm...I must go and get some breakfast...this has got my tummy rumbling...
    Thanks for sharing.
    Deb

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    1. Yes definitely best served warm! Preferably with some creme fraiche! x

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  15. What a great combination! Most of my baking seems to end up with raspberries in it somewhere! :-)

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    1. I know it's a very tempting combo! x

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  16. Another fan of the choc/raspberry combo - I never can resist either of them, and putting them together is heaven on a plate. This looks a real winner of a cake, and so beautiful to look at as well - I wonder sometimes what goes through the minds of book publishers when they miss food photos out. It's definitely the photos that draw me in on first reading of a new book.

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    1. Thanks Suzanne - I know such a lost opportunity.

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  17. This is so classy looking - definitely dinner party worthy! Chocolate and raspberry is one of my favourite flavours - yum!

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    1. Yes is definitely a good dinner pudding! THanks for visiting! x

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  18. And another thing....on the strength of this one recipe I have tracked down and ordered a copy of the book.
    Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Mr Whitehouse !!
    (feel free to delete this comment if you feel it is inappropriate.)

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    1. That is brilliant! There are some really nice recipes in it. x

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  19. Nigella has a similar cake in how to eat that I have often wanted to make - love this look of this one so must try it - though raspberries just passed us by so will need to wait until next summer

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  20. chocolate and raspberries always a winning combination and this pudding looks wonderful

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