Nigel Slater’s Chocolate Espresso Cake

All images © Heather Wilkinson 2012

I’ve been in a bit of a baking frenzy this week. I do try to be healthy during the week, but when the weekend comes around I can’t resist a bit of a treat. A friend had raved about this Nigel Slater recipe, and when she mentioned the words ‘dense and fudgy’ I needed no further convincing.

It was quite easy to make but I did end up using every available pan and bit of work surface in my kitchen. I was also a bit eager with the mixer while whisking my egg whites and ended up having to give the walls (and myself), a wipe-down – boy, can that stuff travel!

The finished cake had a crisp top, a soft sponge and was delightfully fudgy inside. To be honest, it was quite rich and more like the sort of cake I’d serve in thin slices after a meal, perhaps with a bit of cream or ice-cream. It was still very delish though.

There’s a link to Nigel’s recipe here.

I’m just working on another baking post, this time with a bit of a vintage theme. Watch this space…

5 Comments on Nigel Slater’s Chocolate Espresso Cake

  1. Domestic Executive
    February 2, 2012 at 6:00 am (8 years ago)

    I’m a Nigel nut too – might treat myself with this at the weekend as it’s been a while since a chocolate cake passed our lips. Intrigued about the Vintage theme, look forward to that.

  2. Rakel Jónsdóttir
    April 7, 2013 at 3:38 pm (7 years ago)

    looks wonderfull, would you happen to have the recepie? 🙂 greetings from Iceland

  3. heather J CHONTOS
    October 8, 2013 at 3:19 pm (6 years ago)

    This is a wonderful recipe and what a wonderful blog, beautiful! I love it!

    • Heather Wilkinson
      October 18, 2013 at 5:58 pm (6 years ago)

      Hi Heather

      Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments – I was looking at your website the other day. what a talented lady you are – I was in awe!


  4. Ariel Kim
    October 28, 2013 at 10:23 pm (6 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!! =)


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