Saturday, 16 April 2011

Birthday Cake!!!


The following pictures may prove disturbing to those addicted to Chocolate or on a diet!!!

When asked what sort of cake she would like for her 16th Birthday, my daughter did not hesitate.

Bruce Bogtrotter's Cake (from Matilda) . From Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes.

This is The One.

It is easy, foolproof, uses simple ingredients, but above all is special in its moist, chocolatey, glistening chocolatey purity.

Oh. And did I mention it was chocolatey?

Over the years, if a large professional cake wasn't needed for an organised Birthday party, I always made this one - I love baking but I am not a cake decorator, so its all about the yummyness of the cake - and this one has never failed us, being hardened Chocolasauruses!

So I must share this cake with you all to celebrate Bella's 16th Birthday and to thank you for all your lovely Birthday Wishes for her. 

Here's the Recipe


8oz plain chocolate
6 oz unsalted butter
8oz caster sugar
4 tblsp plain flour
6 eggs, separated

8oz plain chocolate
8oz double cream (this is about a 284ml carton of cream)


(Note : I used ordinary slightly salted butter and granulated sugar as thats what I had - was no problem. I also like to add the cream after I've melted the chocolate for the topping) 
Sorry, too lazy and pushed for time to type up whole recipe, hope you can read it - if not please let me know and I'll clarify any points.


By the way, for any new followers or anyone who missed it, please don't forget to enter the Royal Wedding Celebration Giveaway!

Simply go the the relevant post on 4th March and add a comment to ensure you are entered.

Please note, there were TWO posts on that date and BOTH for giveaways, so make sure you comment on the Royal Wedding one!


  1. oooohhhh my mouth is watering it looks so moist and yummy. Happy birthday for your daughter, dee x

  2. Great Choice Bella!!! This cake recipe is a keeper for all us chocolate lovers!!! That cake looks wonderfully rich with chocolate!!! Yummy!!!
    I hope she had a wonderful 16th birthday!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Chris :o)

  3. Wow, that looks like it would satisfy anyone's chocolate addiction! Hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday.
    Becky x

  4. Oh yum Gill that does look good and thank you for sharing the recipe!!
    Chocolasauruses! I love that word! I am one of those. :)

  5. Oooh, I fancy a piece of that cake right now! Yum!

  6. It looks like you made Chocolate heaven on a plate. The cake looks delicious. I am saving this recipe for sure. My daughter is a chocolate freak and when she comes home from college in May I will presenting her with this cake. Thank you for a great and easy recipe.

  7. ooooh that looks absolutely wonderfully scrumptious - will certainly be trying this out soon. Leah x

  8. This looks so wonderful, Gill! My daughter's birthday is today and she's requesting a cheesecake. I've been so busy this week we may be having cake at midnight ;).
    Hope you've been well. I need to catch up on your blogging!

  9. Not fair! Looks too yummy! Slimming World forbids me though :( LOL!! Doesn't help that I am making buns at the moment and the smell is wafting through the house!! Hee Hee! Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the cake! Cx

  10. What a delicious looking cake!! I can see why your daughter requested it! I love the fun name of the cookbook. :-)

  11. Wowee! Now I'm not a big cake eater but chocolate ... yes, please. That is the loveliest, most chocolatey deliciousness I've seen in a while!

    Many happy returns to your daughter.


    Yikes, can't believe I nearly missed out on your giveaway ...

  12. Aw, Happy Birthday to your Daughter!!!! My oldest is 16, it goes so fast!
    This cake looks so yummy! I am going to bookmark the recipe! Thanks for sharing it!
    Hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend!
    gi gi

  13. It looks gorgeous and very very chocolatey! x

  14. That looks like the MOST deeeelicious chocolatey cake ever! Perfect for a 16th birthday! Have a great weekend.
    Helen x

  15. Mmmmmm - yum. I've a very similar recipe that also uses beaten egg whites and it makes the cake so deliciously light, doesn't it.

    That chocolate coating looks fabulous. My hips are groaning at the thought! :)

  16. That cake looks amazing! Being a chocoholic...a complete addict infact...I'm always looking for the perfect chocolate cake recipe.I'm going to give yours a try! Bet it disappeared pretty fast!

    Bellaboo X

  17. Love the cookbook, what a treasure! The cake, well it looks sinful and delicious! Happy 16th birthday to your daughter!

  18. Oh my, that cake scrumdiddlydumptious. Bet it didn't last long!
    Lisa x


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