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Chocolate tiramisu cake

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Chocolate tiramisu cake
Chocolate tiramisu cake
  • Serves: 10

This indulgent chocolate dessert can also be made a day ahead. Simply decorate with the cream and chocolate curls before serving.

Ingredients

  • 200g tub mascarpone cheese
  • 75g (3oz) caster sugar
  • 60ml (4tbsp) Marsala wine
  • 150g (5oz) plain chocolate, melted
  • 300ml (1/2pt) double cream
  • 150ml (1/4pt) strong black coffee
  • 45ml (3tbsp) coffee liqueur, such as Tia Maria
  • 24 sponge fingers
  • Chocolate curls and cocoa powder, to decorate

Method

  1. Place the mascarpone cheese in a large bowl and beat in the sugar and Marsala wine. Stir in the melted chocolate. In a separate bowl, softly whip two-thirds of the cream. Fold the cream into the chocolate mixture.
  2. Line a 900g (2lb) loaf tin with clingfilm. Mix together the coffee and coffee liqueur. Trim 8 of the sponge fingers to fit the base of the tin. Dip each trimmed sponge finger into the coffee mixture, then place in the base of the tin.
  3. Spread over half the chocolate cream, then top with 8 more sponge fingers dipped in the coffee mixture.
  4. Spread over the rest of the chocolate cream and cover with the rest of the dipped sponge fingers pressing down gently. Cover with clingfilm and foil. Chill in the fridge overnight.
  5. To serve, turn out on to a plate. Softly whip the rest of the cream and spread over the top of the terrine. Decorate with chocolate curls and sifted cocoa powder.

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