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Roasted Strawberry Chocolate Cakes

Individual chocolate cakes flavoured with intense roasted strawberry purée. Icing is optional, but one with roasted strawberry purée incorporated into it would be fantastic.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Author: Choclette

Ingredients

Strawberry Purée

  • 300 g ripe strawberries
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar

Cakes

  • 125 g unsalted butter
  • 125 g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 2 large eggs (I used duck eggs)
  • 150 g flour (half wholemeal, half plain white)
  • 50 g 70% ground chocolate (I used Mortimer pure dark chocolate powder from Ecuador)
  • 1 rounded tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp strawberry purée

Instructions

Strawberry Purée

  • Wash and hull the strawberries.
  • Place in a single layer in roasting dish with the cider vinegar and roast at 150°C in the middle of the oven for about 40 minutes.
  • Allow to cool then blitz with a stick blender.

Cakes

  • Cream the butter and sugar together until pale in colour and fluffy in texture.
  • Beat in the eggs, one by one, adding a little of the flour if the mixture curdles.
  • Sieve in the dry ingredients and gently stir until just combined along with the chocolate.
  • Fold in the strawberry.
  • Divide the mixture between 12 lined muffin moulds.
  • Bake at 180C for 20-25 minutes, when the cakes should be well risen and firm to the touch.
  • Leave to cool for a few minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Ice if desired.

Notes

Cooking time does not include roasting the strawberries, which takes around 40 minutes.