This seductive chocolate cake recipe is from Stephanie Alexander's - The Cook's Companion. It's an easy cake to make and is not too sweet. It's a winner for impressive and easy entertaining, particularly if you have guests who are gluten intolerant.

To take it to the next level, dust icing sugar over the top and serve with natural yoghurt, whipped cream or ice-cream. Fresh berries are nice on the side too.

This cake is another cake that can be portioned, glad wrapped and frozen to take for morning tea during the working week.

For the recipe and progress pics, check out: https://crichtonscoop.wordpress.com/2016/09/12/chocolate-cigarettes-chocolate-and-almond-cake/​

Published by Zoe Crichton