Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cherry Chocolate Sponge Cake

It was a case of déjà vu when I spotted the latest edition of Australian Good Food Magazine.

magazines© by Haalo

Seeing these magazines side by side at the newsagent certainly elicited a slight chuckle. Is this an example of industrial espionage? It's going to be interesting to see what will be on the respective covers next month!

Besides a laugh they did remind me of my own Cherry Chocolate Sponge Cake and so I decided that I might as well join in on the act.

cherry chocolate sponge cake© by Haalo

The first of the cherries hit the market last week so there's no better time to indulge in this cake.

There's a couple of changes from the original, regular chicken eggs have replaced the duck eggs and I've topped the cake with a dark chocolate ganache - made by melting ½ cup dark chocolate with ¼ cup cream.

cherry chocolate sponge cake© by Haalo


  1. OOOH! I love the picture of the chocolate slowly dripping down (second picture). I can lick it off the screen! :)

  2. Wow!

    Paz (drooling)

  3. What size of chicken eggs, would the duck eggs be equivalent to? This is the kind of thing I would likely get wrong.

  4. This look absolutely divine!

  5. That explains why I had a feeling of deja vu when I saw the Good Food Mag this morning! V amusing!

    I also spotted cherries on my shopping trip and was swithering over buying them - but went for the grapes instead as am so pleased to finally have Australian grapes in the shops!

  6. Thanks Ning!

    I'll try and save you a piece!

    Thanks Paz!

    Duck eggs are similar in size to chicken eggs, I use a larger sized chicken egg

    Thanks MC!

    Hi Johanna - the only reason I bought the Good Food mag was because of the cover, but maybe I've just fallen trap to a brilliant commercial move. It's good seeing all the stone fruit appearing again too!

  7. Yum! That looks spectacular. :) You make me greatly regret that I'm looking at this cake and not eating it.

  8. Thanks Seamuffin - I wish I had some to share with you!

  9. Your photos beat both magazine covers!

  10. Not sure about that but I do know that mine is edible and not made of Styrofoam!


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