It's called an ultimate chocolate cake, and I know why now. It was surprisingly simple to make, and because my husband got cake-envy, I made a smaller one for him, using a quarter of the recipe (his turned out equally as good as the big one).
*coffee - the original recipe said 'coffee granuales' but I don't do instant coffee, so I made up a serving of nespresso ristretto & used a tablespoon of this.
*buttermilk - I searched high and low for this, in the end I was referred to another recipe for making buttermilk (a tablespoon of whitevinegar topped up to a 'cup' or 250ml with milk, leave for 5mins & use as required)
FOR THE GANACHE
200g good-quality dark chocolate , as above
284ml carton double cream (pouring type)
2 tbsp golden caster sugar
Oven 140°C (fan assisted) or 160°C or Gas 3
Behold the cake - it's big, gooey, yummy and delicious.
My friend couldn't finish the cake herself, so she took it to work and was the envy of the office!
The cake keeps moist and gooey for 3-4 days.