Delightfully indulgent dessert idea for chocolate lovers.

  • Serves: 6 people
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 40 minutes
    • Italian
    • Vegetarian

    Death by Chocolate

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    200g marble cake cut into 2cm cubes

    1 pint double cream

    1 pint semi-skimmed milk

    100g 85% dark chocolate, roughly chopped

    4 free-range eggs

    75g caster sugar

    Luxury dairy vanilla ice cream


    Pre-heat the oven to 160°C, gas mark 3.

    Place the cubes of cake into an ovenproof square dish, roughly 24cm long by 4-5cm deep.

    To make the custard, add the cream and milk to a saucepan and bring to the boil.

    Meanwhile, place the chocolate into a bowl.

    Once the cream and milk are boiling, carefully pour onto the broken chocolate and whisk well.

    Place the eggs and sugar into a second bowl and whisk together.

    Then pour on the hot chocolate, milk and cream mixture and strain well through a sieve.

    Pour over the cubed cake.

    Place the dish into a deep metal baking tray, then fill the baking tray with boiling water until halfway up the dish.

    Lightly oil a piece of foil and cover the Death by Chocolate lightly, then carefully pop into the oven.

    Cook for 35-40 minutes or until just set and wobbly.

    Carefully remove from the oven and cool slightly.

    Serve in deep bowls, with a large ball of luxury dairy vanilla ice cream.