Thursday, 24 April 2008

Really Rich Chocolate Loaf Cake~Happy Birthday Rosie!

Happy Birthday Rosie!!

My dear friend Rosie from Rosie Bakes a Peace of Cake is celebrating her birthday today. Happy Birthday Rosie, hope you have a lovely day! In celebration of her birthday I had to make a choccy cake, as Rosie is a true chocoholic. This cake is just irresistible and sure to impress. The richness of the cake comes from the dark chocolate, and the soft moist crumb from the sour cream. The topping is a scrumptious dark chocolate frosting, finished off with chocolate sprinkles. This is definitely a chocoholics idea of bliss! Above is a pic of my darling Madison with his pink feather toy, he wanted to wish his auntie Rosie a happy birthday too ;o)

Really Rich Chocolate Loaf Cake

Makes 1 loaf cake

For the cake mixture:
2 x 100g dark chocolate
200g unsalted butter, very soft
200g caster sugar
4 large free range eggs, at room temperature
100ml sour cream
200g self-raising flour

For the topping:
1 x 100g dark chocolate
1 tablespoon golden syrup
25g unsalted butter
200g sifted icing sugar
Sprinkles of your choice

Heat the oven to 180/350/Gas 4.

Break up the chocolate bars and melt gently. Remove the bowl from the heat and leave to cool until needed. Put the butter and sugar into the bowl of a food mixer and beat until light and creamy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Stir in the sour cream, on low speed, followed by the flour and finally the melted chocolate, mixing gently until thoroughly combined. Spoon the mixture into a 900g (2lb) loaf tin (greased and base-lined). Bake in the heated oven for about 1 hour until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes then remove the cake from the tin and leave to cool on a wire rack.

Meanwhile, make the topping: break up the chocolate and melt gently. Remove the bowl from the heat and stir in the syrup and butter and then add the sifted icing sugar. Leave to cool and thicken slightly. Spread the topping thickly over the cake and decorate with your choice of sprinkles.


Anonymous said...

That looks a gorgeous birthday cake. Lucky Rosie and what a lovely gesture Maria.

Rosie said...

Awe thank you sweetie you know me SO well and my addiction to chocolate ;) Thank you this cake looks so delish I just want to dive in now for a slice or two *giggle*

Hugs Rosie x

Rosie said...

Awe forgot to mention my cute little friend Madison all in pink for me -kiss-kiss-hug Maddie :) from auntie Rosie xx

Vicky said...

That cake looks so moist! What a lovely birthday tribute to Rosie. Happy Birthday from me too!
Vicky xxx

priscilla joy said...

Wow, that looks delicious! I am going to bookmark this recipe. Happy b-day to Rosie and Madison is one cute cat!

Thank you also for adding me to your blogroll!!:)

Bimmer said...

why do your cakes always look so nice and appetising? *jealous jealous* :)

it's really sweet of you. I'll try this recipe someday!

Pixie said...

What a wonderful cake and such a kind gesture for Rosie. I love that it's in a loaf- just enough for the two of us here. :)

Kelly-Jane said...

A lovely cake for Rosie :) Madison is pretty gorgeous too!

Emily said...

OMIGOSH! That cat is soooo cute! Can I borrow it, please???

Also, I'll have a slice of your delectable-looking chocolate cake.

Nickki said...

That looks like a gorgeous cake Maria, you are tempting me again lol. Maddy is just sooo cute!!

Maria♥ said...

Thanks everyone for all your lovely comments and I've told Madison that everyone thought he was a cutie!


Rhyleysgranny said...

I am drooling. I have to make

Maria♥ said...

Hi Brenda

I hope you try this, it is really delish. Thanks for dropping by ;o)


hungryandfrozen said...

Not sure which looks more gorgeous, your cat or your cake LOL :)

Laura xo

Abitofafoodie said...

What a gorgeous chocolate loaf cake - bet it was delicious and am sure Rosie would have loved a slice!

Maria♥ said...

Hi Laura and Antonia

Thanks for the comments ;o)


Swati said...

Awe how sweet of you... A lovely cake for a lovely lady .. A wonderful gesture Maria!!