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How To Make Chocolate Ruffle Cake

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Woman's Weekly Cookery Editor Sue McMahon shows you how to make this chocolate-packed recipe in this simple step-by-step video.
Ingredients
For cake
  Caster sugar 350 Gram
  Bicarbonate of soda 1 Pinch
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Self-raising flour 175 Gram
  Sunflower oil 175 Milliliter
  Milk 175 Milliliter
  Cocoa powder 100 Gram
  Egg 3 Large
For ganache
  Whipping cream 450 Milliliter
  Dark chocolate 300 Gram (broken into pieces)
  Vanilla extract 2 Drop
For decoration
  Chocolate vermicelli 100 Gram
  Dark chocolate 400 Gram (bar)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Set the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Prepare a 20cm round cake tin, lined with baking parchment.

MAKING
FOR CAKE
2. Into a bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Stir in the sugar.
3. In another bowl, beat the eggs with the oil and milk and pour into the dry ingredients and mix well.
4. Pour the mixture into the lined cake tin. Bake the cake in the centre of the oven at 180°C for 1.25-1.5 hours.
5. Remove the cake from the oven and upturn it onto a wire rack and leave it to cool.
FOR GANACHE
6. Bring the whipping cream to the boil.
7. In a bowl, place the chocolate and pour over the cream and add the vanilla extract. Stir until the chocolate melts. Leave the mixture to cool.
FOR RUFFLES
8. Break the chocolate into pieces and then melt it in the microwave oven. Pour the chocolate onto the granite or marble and spread it out with the palette knife.
9. When the chocolate is on the point of setting, use the paint scraper to go around the edges to neaten the rectangle.
10. Starting at one edge, place the paint scraper under about a 5cm area of chocolate and place your finger on top, and then scrape the chocolate away from you so that the chocolate ruffles up.

FINALIZING
11. On a cake board, place the cake upside-down. Using a long-bladed knife, cut the chocolate cake into 3 layers.
12. Fill the layers of the cake with the whipped ganache. Spread the ganache over the top and sides of the cake.
13. Tip the vermicelli out onto baking parchment, and scoop it up and gently press it against the sides of the cake.
14. Wearing disposable gloves, starting at the outside edge, press the ruffles into the ganache on the top of the cake.

SERVING
15. Cut this Chocolate Ruffle Cake into pieces and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Chocolate
Interest: 
Party
Restriction: 
High Fiber
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
16
One thing chocolate lovers cannot resist is a good and rich chocolate cake. Here is an amazingly simple recipe to make a chocolate ruffle cake that will leave everyone wanting more, and more and more! Biting into this moist and creamy chocolate treat is a heavenly experience.

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