Birthday cakes

My husband's birthday was yesterday. As part of his day I had him choose recipes from my favorite cookbook for his supper and dessert. The cookbook itself is a massive thing I picked up at a charity shop here in Wigan called 'Cookery illustrated and household management.' It even has a section called 'Cooking in Emergencies,' which is not about trying to fix a pie during nuclear war... it's if your working husband suddenly, gasp, brings colleagues home without telling you! Oh no!

Recipe from the book:
4 egg yolks
2 1/2 cups of flour
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
4 egg whites
1 cup of Sour Cream
1 1/4 cups of castor sugar
2 oz chocolate
1 tsp vanilla

To do the two separate halves I er... halved the recipe. Well, except for the baking soda. I used about 3/4 tsp for each half. I replaced the sour cream with chocolate milk and cream cheese for a bit of extra richness. I used two large bars of Belgian chocolate and white chocolate for the top and bottom halves respectively with another half a bar broken up and put in. The frosting is store-bought dark chocolate with milk chocolate sprinkles. To break up the chocolatey-ness a bit I spread some rasberry jam in the middle.

You can seriously only eat one piece of this in a day it's that rich. Mr. Me loved it. :)

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