Hottest home baker - cloud cake

duckmoon, Apr 27, 7:54am
Did you see hottest home baker last night. I was impressed with Hamishs cloud cake.

Used the recipe off the website this morning.

WELL I have a beautifully clean oven. Because the recipe called for a 20 cm cake tin. The mixture didn't fit into the tin. I filledthe tin, not to the top, but, thought, no baking powder or soda, so it won't rise much

And used the rest of the Mixture in muffin tins.

ANYWAY, the recipe rises enormously, before sinking again. It over flowed into the oven.

MY ADVISE, ignore the recipe, and choose a larger tin. Because the cake is DELICIOUS

meegs35, Apr 27, 8:18am
It's a Nigella recipe I think from one of her earlier books. She also calls it Cloud cake.

floralsun, Apr 27, 8:43am
Would you share the recipe here please!

duckmoon, Apr 27, 10:46am
I can't do cut and paste on this computer.
It is on the TV3 website

gardie, Apr 27, 6:49pm

250g dark chocolate
125g soft, unsalted butter
6 eggs (2 whole, 4 separated)
175g Chelsea Caster Sugar
2 Tbsp orange oil/essence

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a 20cm spring form cake tin.
2. Melt the chocolate – let butter melt in it.
3. Beat the 2 whole eggs and 4 yolks with 75g caster sugar. Gently add the chocolate.
4. In another bowl: Beat 4 egg whites until foamy, add the remaining caster sugar.
5. Lighten chocolate mixture by mixing in a spoonful of the egg whites, then fold the rest in.
6. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
7. Cool in its tin.

These recipes have not been tested by MediaWorks NZ or Chelsea Sugar.

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