Chocolate cake recipe

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Chocolate brownie meringue cake with raspberry cream

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This heavenly dessert – gooey brownie and squidgy meringue sandwiched with whipped cream and raspberries – is perfect for any celebration.

Ingredients

For the brownie base

  • 200g/7oz good-quality dark chocolate roughly chopped
  • 200g/7oz unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 250g/8¾oz icing sugar
  • 3 free-range eggs
  • 110g/4oz plain flour

For the meringue topping

  • 4 free-range egg whites
  • 200g/7oz caster sugar
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • 100g/3½oz hazelnuts, roasted, chopped

For the filling

  • 300ml/10½fl oz whipping cream
  • 100g//3½oz icing sugar
  • 200g/7oz raspberries

To serve

  • handful hazelnuts, chopped
  • handful pistachios, chopped

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