For the cake:
4 large eggs
125ml hot water
375ml cake flour
4 tablespoons cocoa
3 teaspoon baking powder
300g dark chocolate
Sift all dry ingredients together in a bowl.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
In another bowl, beat eggs and sugar till
very pale and thick. Fold in dry ingredients
slowly while adding liquid, do not beat too
much, just enough for the mixture to be
smooth. Grease two round cake tins and pour
mixture equally into the tins. Bake for about
25 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out
clean. Allow cake to cool completely.
Use chocolate mousse (recipe found in
desserts tab) to sandwich cake together
keeping some aside to decorate the top of the
For the topping:
Heat cream, butter and sugar in a saucepan on
stove. Do not allow mixture to boil. Once the
butter has melted and the sugar has
dissolved, break chocolate into pieces and
add to hot mixture. Stir until all the
chocolate has melted. Allow ganache to cool
down completely and thicken.
Spread ganache over the whole cake including
the sides. Top with leftover mousse and
decorate with shavings of chocolate,
strawberries or whatever takes your fancy!