Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Nigella's Dark and Sumptuous Chocolate Cake

"Dark and Sumptuous" - don't those words draw you in, regardless of what they may be describing?  In this case, they refer to Nigella's Dark and Sumptuous Chocolate Cake, and they make me automatically want to lick the spoon.  I got the recipe from Simply Nigella, but you can also find the recipe online here.  Even better, watch Nigella make it here.

If you ever wondered why it is called a "dark and sumptuous" chocolate cake, wonder no more:

The cake itself is flavoured with cocoa, not chocolate, while the icing does contain rich melted dark chocolate.  The cake contains coconut oil, while the icing contains coconut butter, which adds to the moistness and flavour of the cake.

Here's a peek inside the cake:

Don't let the requirement for coconut butter deter you - you can use margarine instead, and if coconut oil is not your thing, you can use a vegetable oil.

This was a gorgeous, easy to make cake, and I would definitely make it again.


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Sounds like a winner especially when it is so easy too! :D

2paw said...

Oh thanks for the tip, I am not very confident to use coconut oil. It looks very dark and sumptuous and I love your embellishments on top!! I shall now go and watch Nigella!!

Margaret said...

This looks good. I do love a good chocolate cook.

Johanna GGG said...

I will always go for can cake described as dark and sumptuous - that cross section photo looks amazing

Diane Zwang said...

I love chocolate. I have made a few of Nigella's recipes and they were all stellar.