Even if you don’t have the time or inclination for baking, you shouldn’t miss out on National Chocolate Cake Day. Luckily, Gourmade is on hand with an offer you can’t refuse. On Wednesday, for one day only, we will be sending out free chocolate puddings. Yep, that’s right – you’ll receive either chocolate sponge puddings or a chocolate roulade completely free of charge! Just click here to take up this fantastic offer.
If you’re anything like us, you’ll want to do both. So … Let’s Cook!
The cake is cooked when a skewer comes out clean. While the cake cools (approx. 30 min), heat the remaining chocolate spread (you can use the oven which will still be hot, use a bain marie or cook in the microwave for short bursts) until it is softened and easy to spread. Pour the heated chocolate onto the cooled cake and use a palette knife to spread evenly and level off. 13 Grate the zest of one or more oranges to decorate, or use candied orange slices. Finally, refrigerate the cake for an hour before serving up a dense, gooey chocolate cake of supreme sticky deliciousness. 14
Happy National Chocolate Cake Day! If by any chance chocolate isn’t your thing, Gourmade offers a wonderful selection of desserts you could celebrate with instead – I recommend the Sicilian Lemon Tarts for those who like a tangy citrus palate cleanser, or the Salted Caramel Roulade for those with an extra sweet tooth!