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Prince Caspian's chocolate earth cake

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Prince Caspian's chocolate earth cake
Prince Caspian's chocolate earth cake
  • Serves: 6

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

This Prince Caspian's chocolate earth cake recipe was created by goodtoknow user Makenzie Mergard as part of HarperCollins' fun Narnia baking competition.. It combines rich chocolate with a delicious soft sponge to make a tasty, sweet treat. It only takes 40 mins to bake this dish and can serve up to 6 people!

Ingredients

For the sponge:
  • 90g melted butter
  • 1 cup of self-raising flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 4tbsp of cocoa
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of dark or milk chocolate chips

For the ganache:

  • 1 cup dark chocolate
  • 1/3 cup thickened cream/double cream
  • 1/2 pack of Oreos, for decoration

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Method

For the sponge:
  1. Preheat oven at 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4.
  2. In a large bowl mix all of the ingredients together with a wooden spoon until combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into a greased cake tin or pudding basin and bake for 35 - 40 minutes.

For the ganache:

  1. Gently melt 1 cup of dark chocolate in a microwave or over simmering water.
  2. Once melted, remove from heat and then add 1/3 cup of thickened cream and stir completely to combine.
  3. Spread the ganache over the cooled cake, and sprinkle the exterior with 1/2 a package of finely crushed Oreo crumbs, to resemble a mound of earth; garnish with real or edible leaves, if desired.

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