Some time ago, I explained the cooking influences in my life - one of which is my Aunty Julie. When we were young, she would treat us to these magnificent creations that left such an impression that I still salivate whenever I think of them. She would always be more than happy to share her recipes as well and this recipe comes from her.
This dessert is a real delight to eat. Cake, combined with a mousse-like Chocolate sauce that is frozen. It turns out a little like a mix between an ice cream cake and a self saucing pudding. The frozen cake doesnt really get hard as it is a sponge cake and thaws in a matter of minutes.
The original recipe calls for one thick layer of sponge cake covered with the sauce but since I made two cake layers, I decided to layer this cake too. I decorated the cake with mandarin slices that gave it a nice citrus flavour too.
1 Sponge cake
6 oz castor sugar
6 oz butter
3 egg yolks
3 egg whites
Cream butter and sugar till light. Set aside. Boil milk and cocoa and whisk till smooth. Add in egg yolks being careful not to let the yolks curdle. Mix into the butter mixture. Whisk egg white with a pinch of salt till stiff. Add in some rum. Pour over a sponge cake and freeze.
Unfortunately this cake didn't photograph very well - or maybe its just my photography skills that are lacking. Nonetheless, it is a delightul dessert that doesnt take long to whip up but the oohs and aahs that accompany the eating of this dessert prove what a winner it is.