Fig Jam Dark Chocolate Cake ❤

Everyday is a heart ❤ day! 
I baked Fig Jam Dark Chocolate Cake for my dear husband. I used my home made fig jam and Bourneville Cocoa-Premium Dark, 100% chocolate in this recipe.

  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 cup Bournville - Premium Dark Cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/3 cup homemade Fig Jam (see recipe)
  • 100 grams butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon jam, extra
  • fresh fig for decoration (cut in heart shape)

  1. Preheat oven to 170°C. 
  2. Brush a deep 23 cm round tin with melted butter. 
  3. Put the base paper and grease with melted butter.
  4. Put the flours, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa into large mixing bowl.
  5. Combine butter, sugar, fig jam and water in a small pan. Stir in a low heat until the butter and sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat.
  6. Add buter mixture and eggs to dry ingredients. Stir with wooden spoon until just combined. Don't overbeat.
  7. Pour the mixture in the prepared round tin.
  8. Baked for 30 to 35 minutes or until the skewers comes out clean.
  9. Let the cake stand for 15 minutes before removing on tin.
  10. Remove the tin then turn  into wire rack to cool.
  11. Heat extra fig jam in a small pan. Brush hot fig jam on cake.
  12. Serve cake.

Mrs. Shirley Simmons


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