250g (1 cup + 1 Tbsp) butter, chopped
200g (7oz) dark chocolate
2 cups sugar
1 + 1/3 cups of strong coffee/espresso
3/4 cup plain flour
3/4 cup self-rising flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder (use good stuff! – THIS is my fav)
3 eggs, lightly beaten
*My own additions: 1 tablespoon of vanilla and 1 teaspoon of sea salt
Add first four ingredients into a saucepan and heat on low until melted and sugar is dissolved
Allow to cool for 10 minutes
Sift all flours together and salt together and add to cooled liquid, beating gently until incorporated
Add eggs with vanilla and beat gently until incorporated well.
Pour mixture into greased cake tins and bake at 350 degrees for appropriate time! – depending upon pan size. My half sheet pan took 25 minutes and my 6″ tins (filled 2/3 full) took 30 minutes. Every oven is different, so when it begins to crack on top, check it with a toothpick…when it comes out clean with just a few moist crumbs, it’s done!
ENJOY! – it’s actually better the 3rd day…I think the flavors gel together…so, it’s okay to leave out! – in fact, it’s encouraged!
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