Chocolate meringue cake

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Chocolate in any shape or form is always a crowd pleaser (especially amongst the chocoholics I work with!) and as predicted this cake was no exception. The bottom of the cake is fairly heavy and dense, with delicate meringue on top – a great combination. It’s best served together with some lightly whipped cream.

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Chocolate meringue cake, serves 10

Adapted from Donna Hay’s recipe.

240 g dark chocolate, chopped

180 g unsalted butter, chopped

2 eggs

4 eggs extra, separated

90 g brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

50 g plain flour, sifted

½ tsp baking powder, sifted

40 g ground almonds

220 g caster sugar

1 tsp white vinegar

3 tsp cornflour, sifted

25 g cocoa, sifted, plus extra for dusting

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