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Incredibly easy, light yet so chocolatey - one bite and you're in Chocolate Heaven!
Grease and line with baking parchment a square or round springform pan.
Preheat oven to 180DegC.
SIFT dry ingredients.
Combine wet ingredients into a measuring jug/bowl then gradually add to the dry ingredients.
Beat for two minutes until smooth & runny.
Bake in square or round springform pan, 20cm greased & lined tin at 180 degrees C for 1 ¼ hours. (75 minutes)
Leave in tin for 15 mins before turning out.
Ice and store in an airtight container, or if hot weather, in the fridge.
Method for Icing:
Sift cocoa & icing sugar.
Put butter into hot water until almost melted & mix into icing sugar mixture.
* to sour milk, add juice of one small lemon (about 1-2Tbls) to pasteurised milk - it will curdle & thicken.
While I sift my dry ingredients, I also add them to my electric mixer and allow the whisk blade to aerate them as well, then add the wet ingredients.
it SHOULD serve 8 to 10 - or 1 or 2 major chocoholics!
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