Chocolate Star Anise Cake with Coffee Caramel.

28 Jan

Here’s the recipe as promised, although mine is Chocolate Orange Star Anise Cake without the Coffee Caramel. I haven’t tasted it yet so who knows if it’s any good…if you make it then tell me how it turns out and I’ll be trying mine later.

Serves 8

200g good-quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped (this is where I substituted choc orange)
125g unsalted butter
4 eggs
2 egg yolks
115g caster sugar
50g plain flour, sifter
2 teaspoons ground star anise
50g ground almonds

Coffee Caramel Cream (this is what I didn’t make as we don’t think it would travel very well)
125ml thick cream
3 tablespoons soft brown sugar
2 tablespoons brewed espresso coffee, cooled


1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees (375F/Gas 5). Grease and line a 23cm springform cake tin.

2. Melt chocolate and butter in a bowl over a saucepan of hot water.

3. Put eggs, egg yolks and sugar into a bowl and beat with electric beaters for 5 minutes until thickened. Fold in the flour, ground star anise and ground almonds and then fold in the melted chocolate mixture until evenly combined (the mixture should be runny at this stage).

4. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes and then remove and cool on a wire rack.

5. To make coffee caramel cream, whip the cream, sugar and coffee together until soft peaks form and the colour is a soft caramel.

6. Serve the cold cake cut into wedges with a spoonful of the coffee caramel cream.


Ta daaaa!

Tell me how it goes!


7 Responses to “Chocolate Star Anise Cake with Coffee Caramel.”

  1. Dollydimple January 28, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    sounds yummy!

  2. Coz Al January 28, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

    have to mark it out of 10 once you’ve tasted it! Sounds great! Tonight, we are going to start on the gingerbread cake that I made a few days ago for work – I can always make some more but I feel I need some cake tonight!

  3. margaret crisp January 28, 2011 at 7:47 pm #

    Hi, sounds good ….will try it once diet regime is over which won’t be for a while as we have a LONG way to go!!! Still, in my dreams…!!!
    love mags.

  4. kaytee jayne January 28, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

    hehe i love your ideas rosie… me and my bf made choc brownies the other nite but they only turned out well thanks to mrs betty crocker!!! maybe i should try some real cookery i shall start with this cake yum yum xxxxxx

  5. Robin January 29, 2011 at 2:34 am #

    oh i want some so bad. Im just absolutely hopeless, you make it sound so easy. I would just end up eating all of the ingredients long before it was anywhere near completion. Thank god for bakeries


  6. cupcake lucu January 30, 2011 at 6:49 pm #

    cupcakesI think your blog is epic.Sent on my BlackBerry® from Vodafone


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