Moist Chocolate Chunk Cake

    Moist Chocolate Chunk Cake

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    A moist, crumbly, tasty cake packed with chunky, melt in the mouth chocolate chips and smothered in a rich, decadent ganache...this truly is the ultimate cake...

    Ingredients
    Serves: 10 

    • Cake
    • 250g butter
    • 230g soft light brown sugar
    • 3 eggs, at room temperature
    • 260g self raising flour
    • 180ml milk
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 200g milk chocolate, roughly chopped
    • 100g white chocolate, roughly chopped
    • Ganache
    • 300g dark chocolate, finely chopped
    • 300ml thickened cream
    • 1 pinch salt

    Directions
    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Extra time:1hour30min marinating  ›  Ready in:3hours20min 

    1. Cake: Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 20cm cake tin and line with baking paper.
    2. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together then gradually beat in the eggs, one at a time, until the mixture becomes smooth.
    3. Sift in half of the flour and fold. Gradually add the milk then sift in the rest of the flour and fold into the mixture. Mix the water and oil in, then the cinnamon, salt, and vanilla. Stir in the chocolate chunks. Transfer to the prepared cake tin.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool, about 90 minutes, fully then remove from the tin.
    5. Ganache: Place the chocolate into a bowl. Gently heat the cream, then pour over the chocolate and stir until smooth. Stir in the salt. Leave the ganache to cool to a spreadable consistency (you can place briefly in the freezer to help the process along).
    6. To Assemble: Spread or pipe the ganache over the cake. Slice and serve.

    Serving Variation

    I sometimes serve this cake whilst it's still warm, and pour on the unset ganache like a sauce with a nice big dollop of creamy ice cream. However, is just as good cool, and drenched in pouring cream!

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