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A couple of days ago I mentioned that I'm not very good at cooking desserts. The recipe here was adapted from the BBC website, with a few changes.
My workplace does a monthly Cake Day and this was our contribution. Emma actually did most of the work.
Take 3x100g bars of chocolate, broken into chunks (2x plain chocolate, 1x milk chocolate).
Add 275g of butter or margarine.
Melt the chocolate and butter either over a pan of hot water or in a microwave.
Add 1tsp of vanilla extract.
Stir in 325g caster sugar.
lightly beat 4 eggs (or 20 quail eggs) and stir into the chocolate mixture.
Sift 175g of plain flour and 1tbs of baking powder into the bowl and fold in gently.
Add approximately 170g of peanut M&Ms (or the contents of a 185g bag with a few eaten).
Bake at gas mark 3 for about 25 minutes.
55g butter, softened.
130g peanut butter. Mix with the butter.
120g icing sugar, sifted and stirred into mixture.
Stir in about 1 tbs milk, to soften the mixture to a spreadable consistency.
The resulting cake was a bit sweet but the combination of chocolate and peanuts works very well and it's difficult to have just one piece.