Chocolate cake. That’s what people tell you when you ask them what they want for their birthday cake, and what the hell can you do about it.  I’m not anti-chocolate cakes. Let’s no go too far with the craziness. But you’ll have to admit that they’re not the most exciting thing around, and when you’ve got about two hours to whip up something and some time to spend on the road with a cake, you have to lower your ambitions. But then again, it doesn’t mean you have to give up, so there it is: bake a chocolate cake. Any. Cut the top off, a pour melted chocolate or ganache on top of it. Place red berries and fruits on top, some chocolate chips and some confectioner’s sugar. Enjoy.


Best served with:

Whipped cream or custard cream. It's hard to mess up chocolate cake companionship.