Aubergine chocolate cake for toothfairy

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Aubergine chocolate cake for toothfairy

Postby mamapup » 23 Aug 2013, 08:43

This is the best chocolate cake...ever.

2 small whole aubergines approx 400g
300g v good quality dark chocolate, minimum 70% cocoa, broken in to squares (first time I made it I left the squares pretty big and it was amazing with melty lumps of choc)
50g cocoa powder plus extra for dusting
60g ground almonds
3 med eggs
200g clear honey
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt (never added this)
1 tbsp brandy (def added this)

Preheat oven to 180.
Cook aubergines by puncturing skins , place in bowl covered with cling film. Microwave on high for 8mins until cooked and limp. Discard any water in bottom of bowl. Leave to stand unti
Cool.

Skin and purée the aubergines. Once it's smooth add the chocolate, and let it melt slowly. Set aside and cover with clingfilm until totally melted.

Whisk all other ingredients in new bowl for one minutes until well mixed. Fold in the choc/aubergines mix. Yum.

Pour in tin and cook for 30 mins. Let it cool for 15 mins before taking out of tin. Sieve a little cocoa on top. Eat it all immediately.

Oh my god, I'd forgotten how delicious this is. Must make again ASAP. mr.c loves this cake more than he loves me I think.

It's from the best baking book I ever found: red velvet chocolate heartache, it's all about baking with veg. Everything is amazing in it.
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Re: Aubergine chocolate cake for toothfairy

Postby ToothFairy » 23 Aug 2013, 08:44

Oooh, thanks MP, it sounds awesome!! Do you reckon I could get my aubergine hating kids to eat it? I'll be trying this one as soon as I get back from my holidays.
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Re: Aubergine chocolate cake for toothfairy

Postby mamapup » 23 Aug 2013, 08:48

Yes. You'd never know. I did a test with a group of people. No one guessed the veg. And they were amazed when I told them later.
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Re: Aubergine chocolate cake for toothfairy

Postby Biddy » 23 Aug 2013, 11:50

Sounds amazing!!! And thanks for naming the book, I've been looking for baking recipes with veg for ages. I think it's the only way I'll get LOs to eat veg!
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Re: Aubergine chocolate cake for toothfairy

Postby camper » 23 Aug 2013, 11:54

Really? I love aubergine, although I'm the only person in this house who does. It would seem like giving in to defeat to feed it to DH and MJ in chocolatey disguise!
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Re: Aubergine chocolate cake for toothfairy

Postby mamapup » 23 Aug 2013, 15:22

Just try it camper, you won't care about defeat when you taste it!
And biddy, glad to help, I love this book. Enjoy.
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Re: Aubergine chocolate cake for toothfairy

Postby Biddy » 23 Aug 2013, 15:56

Here's a review of the book which mentions this chocolate cake. Zoe Williams entertaining as usual :D I want this book now.
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Re: Aubergine chocolate cake for toothfairy

Postby mamapup » 23 Aug 2013, 16:40

Just went and found the review. Agree re the chat being annoying in the book but get past it and bake! And wow, didnt realise the calories were so low. I've never cared so never looked. Must get the book out again.
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Re: Aubergine chocolate cake for toothfairy

Postby Biddy » 23 Aug 2013, 16:51

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Re: Aubergine chocolate cake for toothfairy

Postby Disco » 23 Aug 2013, 17:35

Awesome. Will have to make this. I made chocolate courgette cake the other day. I like a veg cake!
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Re: Aubergine chocolate cake for toothfairy

Postby qbm » 23 Aug 2013, 18:30

I make this a lot and it truly is amazing. No one ever guesses aubergine :)

A friend of mine has the book and I copied a few recipes. There is a nice parsnip and apple cake and a brilliant coconut, courgette and blueberry cake.

The only I made that was a bit, erm, weird was a swede, orange and rosemary cake... Nice but weird. And soggy.
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Re: Aubergine chocolate cake for toothfairy

Postby oriel » 23 Aug 2013, 20:38

Does 'let it melt slowly' mean the aubergine should not be completely cool before you add the chocolate? Or do you heat it again at this step?
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Re: Aubergine chocolate cake for toothfairy

Postby mamapup » 23 Aug 2013, 21:27

No heating again. Drop the choc bits in before its fully cooled, stir in and if you cover it again it should be fine. I quite like it if the choc doesn't totally melt. Seems to stay in big melty blobs in the cake then, like an extra treat.
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Re: Aubergine chocolate cake for toothfairy

Postby ToothFairy » 03 Sep 2013, 20:56

I've just made this. I had a bit if an issue getting it out of the tin (my own fault, I was being lazy and didn't bother lining it) so isn't the best looking cake in the world, but it's delicious :D
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Re: Aubergine chocolate cake for toothfairy

Postby Twinkly » 03 Sep 2013, 21:23

Aha! The recipe! I may just try this out!
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