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Chocolate Rum Gateau

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Ingredients
  Plain flour 5 Ounce (150 gram)
  Cocoa powder 1 Ounce (25 gram)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Leveled)
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon (Leveled)
  Soft brown sugar 5 Ounce (150 gram)
  Eggs 2
  Corn oil 6 Tablespoon
  Milk 6 Tablespoon
  Vanilla essence 1⁄2 Teaspoon
For rum syrup
  Granulated sugar 4 Ounce (100 gram)
  Water 1⁄4 Pint (1 1/2 deciliter)
  Rum 2 Tablespoon (3 deciliter)
For decoration
  Double cream 1⁄2 Pint (3 deciliter)
  Chocolate flakes 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (or curls)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven hot to 350°F, 180°C or Gas No. 4.

MAKING
2) In a large mixing basin sift flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder.
3) Mix brown sugar with it.
4) In a small basin add egg yolks and place the whites in a second larger basin.
5) Mix with a fork corn oil, milk and vanilla essence to the yolks.
6) Pour at the center of dry ingredients with a wooden spoon. Make into a smooth batter.
7) Whisk egg whites until stiff and fold into mixture.
8) Grease and line 8-inch (20-cm), deep round cake tin. Pour the mixture into it.
9) Put in oven and bake for 40-45 minutes.
10) Let cool and turn out.
11) To prepare rum syrup, in a small saucepan measure the sugar and water.
12) Mix and stir over low heat to dissolve sugar.
13) Boil and simmer for 5 minutes to concentrate the syrup.
14) Take off the pan from heat and mix in rum.
15) On a kitchen foil stand the cake and out back in the original baking tin.
16) With a skewer make holes all over the cake.
17) Pour hot rum syrup over it and let soak overnight.
18) Lift out the cake gently from the tin.

SERVING
19) Keep on a serving dish.
20) Whisk the cream until thick and spoon over the top of the cake.
21) With a knife, swirl the cream over top and sides.
22) Garnish with chocolate flakes or curls, and chill until serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Chocolate
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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