Something delicious to try this Christmas at home. 

  • 7oz dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
  • 5 1/2 oz butter
  • 9 oz sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 oz flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

Pre heat oven to 160 C / gas mark 4

Melt together the chocolate and butter in a bowl, over a pan of simmering water, until melted and mixed. (remember to stir constantly to avoid the chocolate burning). Set aside to cool and in the meantime whisk the eggs and sugar until they have doubled in volume and are white, creamy and thick. 

Once the chocolate mixture has cooled a little, then fold into the whisked eggs and sugar. Fold in the sieved flour and cocoa into the mixture and stir until combined, but don't over mix. 

Line a shallow 20cm tin with parchment paper and pour in the mixture. Place into the oven and cook for approximately 25 minutes. To check it's ready, place a small knife in the middle when you think it's done and it should come out clean, if not, cook for a further 5 minutes. 

To decorate, use a Christmas tree cutter to cut out the shape and candy canes for the base of the trees. Ready prepared icing pens in different colours can be used to decorate your trees. 

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