How To: Make chocolate ruffle cake

Make chocolate ruffle cake

Stop serving a scoop of ice cream and put some effort into your next dessert dish! Steal this recipe from Sue McMahon, cookery editor at Woman's Weekly, for a delicious chocolate ruffle cake. To make this ruffle cake you will need about two-and-a-half hours and the following ingredients:

For the cake:

* 175g self-raising flour
* 100g cocoa powder
* Pinch bicarbonate of soda
* Pinch of salt
* 350g caster sugar
* 3 large eggs
* 175ml sunflower oil
* 175ml milk

For the ganache:

* 450ml (3/4pint) whipping cream
* 300g (10oz) dark chocolate, broken into pieces
* Few drops vanilla extract

For the decoration:

* Approx 100g carton chocolate vermicelli
* 2 x 200g bars dark chocolate

You will also need:

* 20cm (8in) round tin, lined with baking parchment
* granite or marble worksurface or board
* spatula, preferably crooked-handle
* paint-scraper (reserved for using with chocolate!)
* Chocolate thermometer
* Disposable gloves

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