Foodie Friday: Fudgy Chocolate Squares

fudgy-chocolate-squares(Makes 24)

250g unsalted butter, softened
250g golden caster sugar
4 medium eggs, lightly beaten
250g self-raising flour
50g cocoa powder
5 tbsp semi-skimmed milk

For the ganache:
200g smooth dark chocolate, broken up
200ml double cream

To decorate:
20g smooth white chocolate
Wild rose cake decorations
Mini blossoms cake decorations

1. Preheat the oven to 180C, fan 160C, gas 4. Line the base and sides of a 20cm x 30cm x 5cm baking tray with baking paper. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar with a hand-held electric whisk until smooth and creamy.
2. Gradually beat in the egg, a little at a time, until well combined. If the mixture starts to curdle, add 1 tbsp of the flour. Sift in the flour and cocoa powder then, using a wooden spoon, carefully fold into the mixture with the milk. Spread the mixture evenly in the tin. Bake for 25 minutes, until the cake springs back to the touch and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack.
3. Make the ganache: melt the dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water (don’t let the bowl touch the water). Once melted, take the bowl off the pan and beat in the cream until smooth and glossy.
4. Spread the ganache over the cooled cake. Leave for a few minutes to set, then cut into 24 squares. Melt the white chocolate in a bowl in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. Spoon the melted white chocolate into a piping bag and pipe lines over the cake. Decorate with the rose and blossom cake decorations.


1 Response to “Foodie Friday: Fudgy Chocolate Squares”

  1. 1 theveganmuffinwoman October 10, 2014 at 10:55 am

    These look lovely! Love the way you decorated them.

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