This is such an easy chocolate cake to make, super quick and a lot of fun. The chocolate ribbons take a little more time but are really rewarding to make. When I made this cake and the various photos/videos for it it was over 30 degrees in my kitchen! This is far from ideal conditions to be working with chocolate. If I managed to make it work then so can you! Have fun and enjoy the fabulous comments when you are done. It would make an impressive Mother's Day treat or Birthday cake, hopefully someone will make it for you!
I made this as two seperate cakes for the layers, of course you can make it as one cake and cut in half, just adjust your cooking times. After I made it I also thought a layer or rapberry jam as well as the chocolate ganache would be delicious.
2 tbsp golden syrup
Ganache for filling:
Bake for approximately 30 minutes but keep an eye on it, at 30 minutes mine was starting to get a touch dry. Bake until a skewer comes out clean.
You make the ganache for the centre and topping exactly the same way, just leave longer in the fridge depending on the consistancy you would like.
Pour your chocolate over your baking papaer strips and smooth out.