Banana cake with cherries


May is definitely a month with the most days off. If planned carefully, and if the weather plays along, you can feel like you hit the jackpot. One of the good things about my company is the fact that we have new fruits delivered every week. But with so many days off, and people taking holidays, some of the fruits are just left over. Continue reading

Simply tiramisu

tiramisuwsI don’t know about you, but I’m a sweet addict. Maybe not all the time, but when I do, there is nothing which stands in the way between me and a cake or a bar of chocolate. The Germans have a perfect word for such people as me, Naschkatze, which means a cat loving to nibble on sweet things. Continue reading

Chocolate cake

DSC_7943wsI don’t bake cakes very often. Somehow I got it in my mind that it’s not really my strength. I think it happened after I tried one yogurth cake which, after endless attempts, was still far from being well baked. Well, we all meet our nemesis one day, right? But contrary to that yogurth cake, there is one that never fails me. It’s this chocolate cake. To be honest I totally forgot about it. Until recently when I was looking for my old notebook, I found a carefully written recipe for this cake my friend has given me. And although I made it quite a few times since then, it neer lost its “mhmm” efect.

Preparation time: 10min    bake time: 25min       You need:

200g milk chocolate

6 eggs

100g sugar

80g plain flour

200g butter

2tbsp of sugar for the caramel

DSC_7854wsPreheat the oven to 200º. In a pan melt the chocolate with butter until soft. Set aside.

Beat the eggs and sugar in a bowl, then add the flour. Stir until smooth. Slowly pour the chocolate to the mix and stir. Pour the mix to a tart form and put in the oven. Bake for 25min.

Put the sugar in a pan and heat it up until it starts to caramelise. Using a spoon pour a little bit of the caramel, making forms you want, over prepared baking sheet or tin foil. Leave it aside to cool. When the caramel is firm scoop it and decorate the cake before serving.DSC_7936wsDSC_7924wsDSC_7947ws