Upside Down Dark Chocolate Cake

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This is a very good, dessert-like chocolate cake. It is very easy to make and doesn’t involve any creaming of butter etc.  I had some frozen apricot halves in the freezer from the tree on our allotment, which I placed cut side down on the bottom of the tin. The strength of their flavour and acidity stood up well to the chocolate and were delicious, but it would also be great without them.


50g cocoa powder

1/2 cup of boiling water

125g plain flour

50g ground almonds

a rounded 1/2 tablespoon of baking powder

3 eggs

300g sugar

100g butter

1/4 teaspoon salt

60g dark chocolate 60-70%, roughly chopped

2 tablespoons of toasted flaked almonds

(optional : frozen apricots, or dried ones soaked in boiling water to plump up)

How to make:

Pre-heat oven to 180C. Grease a round deep cake tin of 9-10 inches, ideally with a…

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