Valentine's chocolate mousse cake

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Valentine’s chocolate mousse cake

For the icing

4oz plain chocolate

Double cream

Melt the chocolate over a saucepan of simmering water, add 2 tbls of double cream, stir until just melted, making sure not to overheat

For the cake

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4oz caster sugar

4oz butter

4oz plain chocolate

3 tablespoons of cocoa powder

3 eggs

Method

Melt the chocolate and butter together over a pan of hot water. Meanwhile whisk together the sugar, eggs and the cocoa powder with a hand whisk until it leaves a ribbon trail. Remove the chocolate mixture from the heat and stir into the egg mixture.

Pour into an 8in heart-shaped tin and bake in the oven at 170˚C for 10-15 minutes. When baked turn out to cool and ice with the chocolate and cream mixture. Decorate with red chocolate hearts and serve with love.

Recipe by Karen Thomas, The Enchanted Bakery, 26 Barden Road, Tonbridge TN9 1XT 01732 773313