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OT: Oracle *Chocolate* Monitoring Tools/Friday Recipe

From: Mark Leith <>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 12:32:39 -0800
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Well here goes then - Good job I went and got it just in case at lunch huh :0) I just knew that SOMEBODY would have to have a chocolate fetish on this list!!

You guys are gonna love this one, it is soft & moist - a little like the good old American brownie, but it is essentially a Loaf Cake.


225g soft unsalted butter
375g dark muscovado sugar
2 large eggs - beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
100g best dark chocolate - melted
200g plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
250ml boiling water

23*13*7cm loaf tin

Preheat the oven to 190c/gas mark 5, put in a baking sheet case of gooey sticky drips later;) and grease and line the loaf tin. The lining is important as this is a very damp cake: use parchment, Bake-O-Glide or one of those loaf-tin-shaped paper cases.

Cream the butter and sugar, either with a wooden spoon or an electric hand held mixer, then add the eggs and vanilla, beating in well. Next fold in the melted and now slightly cooled chocolate, taking care to blend well, but being careful not to over beat. You want the ingredients combined: you DON'T want a light airy mass. Then gently add the flour, to which you've added the bicarb, alternately spoon by spoon, with the boiling water until you have a smooth and fairly liquid batter. Pour into the lined loaf tin and bake for 30 mins. turn the oven down to 170c/gas mark 3 and continue to cook for another 15 mins. The cake will still be a bit squidgy inside, so an inserted cake-tester or skewer won't come out completely clean.

Place the loaf tin on a rack, and leave to get completely cold (if you can resist it <G>) before turning it out. (The *Author* recommends leaving it for a day - hhuummm you won't get that far I can guarantee). Don't worry if it sinks in the middle: indeed it WILL do so because its such a dense and damp cake.

She goes on to say it makes 8-10 slices. My advice is share it with you nearest and dearest only and cut it in to about 3! :0)

There you go Friday Recipe has returned, now who's turn is it next week? For all those chocoholics - you have simply GOT to try this. If anybody bakes it over the weekend - let me know what you think? I think it is THE best choccy treat out!


OCP Certified (Original Chocolate Professional) MCSE (Main Chocolate Supervisory Eater)

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2001 01:26

Hi Mark,

I'm abstaining from Pizzas for Lent, but crucially NOT chocolate cake.

Go for it! :-)


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