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Dark chocolate bowler hats filled with apricot jam and sloe gin soaked chocolate sponge!

We're Cooking Around The London Underground for a new video series and this week we're exploring Kennington. Inspired by former resident, Charlie Chaplin and The Cinema Museum, we'll be baking some bowler hat chocolate cakes!



Recipe

  • Step 1

    Watch the full episode and explore Kennington with us.

  • How to bake a chocolate cake. Charlie Chaplin Bowler Hats - Step 2
    Step 2

    Break 100g dark chocolate into a bowl.

  • How to bake a chocolate cake. Charlie Chaplin Bowler Hats - Step 3
    Step 3

    Melt for 30 seconds in a microwave, stir and then melt for another 30 seconds.

  • How to bake a chocolate cake. Charlie Chaplin Bowler Hats - Step 4
    Step 4

    Coat a spherical silicon mould with the melted dark chocolate.

  • How to bake a chocolate cake. Charlie Chaplin Bowler Hats - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cover a chopping board, or two, with clingfilm.

  • How to bake a chocolate cake. Charlie Chaplin Bowler Hats - Step 6
    Step 6

    Use the large circle cutter to paint chocolate circles for the brims of your hats.

  • How to bake a chocolate cake. Charlie Chaplin Bowler Hats - Step 7
    Step 7

    Leave the chocolate to set overnight and then carefully remove from the moulds.

  • How to bake a chocolate cake. Charlie Chaplin Bowler Hats - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cream together the sugar and butter.

  • How to bake a chocolate cake. Charlie Chaplin Bowler Hats - Step 9
    Step 9

    Crack in the two eggs.

  • How to bake a chocolate cake. Charlie Chaplin Bowler Hats - Step 10
    Step 10

    Whisk together.

  • How to bake a chocolate cake. Charlie Chaplin Bowler Hats - Step 11
    Step 11

    Measure out the self-raising flour.

  • How to bake a chocolate cake. Charlie Chaplin Bowler Hats - Step 12
    Step 12

    Add the cocoa and sieve together.

  • How to bake a chocolate cake. Charlie Chaplin Bowler Hats - Step 13
    Step 13

    Add the flour to the butter mixture.

  • How to bake a chocolate cake. Charlie Chaplin Bowler Hats - Step 14
    Step 14

    Add the milk.

  • How to bake a chocolate cake. Charlie Chaplin Bowler Hats - Step 15
    Step 15

    Mix into a smooth batter.

  • How to bake a chocolate cake. Charlie Chaplin Bowler Hats - Step 16
    Step 16

    Grease a rectangular baking tray.

  • How to bake a chocolate cake. Charlie Chaplin Bowler Hats - Step 17
    Step 17

    Pour the cake batter into the baking tray.

  • How to bake a chocolate cake. Charlie Chaplin Bowler Hats - Step 18
    Step 18

    Bake at 220'C for 15 minutes.

  • How to bake a chocolate cake. Charlie Chaplin Bowler Hats - Step 19
    Step 19

    Leave to cool and then use the circle cutter that's the same size as your moulds to cut out six sponge circles.

  • How to bake a chocolate cake. Charlie Chaplin Bowler Hats - Step 20
    Step 20

    Blend the leftover cake.

  • How to bake a chocolate cake. Charlie Chaplin Bowler Hats - Step 21
    Step 21

    Pour the powdered cake into a bowl and add the apricot jam.

  • How to bake a chocolate cake. Charlie Chaplin Bowler Hats - Step 22
    Step 22

    Add one to two ounces of Sloe Gin, depending upon how boozy you'd like the cakes to be.

  • How to bake a chocolate cake. Charlie Chaplin Bowler Hats - Step 23
    Step 23

    Mix together.

  • How to bake a chocolate cake. Charlie Chaplin Bowler Hats - Step 24
    Step 24

    Fill the chocolate bowler hats 2/3 full with the mixture.

  • How to bake a chocolate cake. Charlie Chaplin Bowler Hats - Step 25
    Step 25

    Spread the top of the sponge circles with apricot jam.

  • How to bake a chocolate cake. Charlie Chaplin Bowler Hats - Step 26
    Step 26

    Press down in the middle of the chocolate brim and then place the bowler hat on top.

  • How to bake a chocolate cake. Charlie Chaplin Bowler Hats - Step 27
    Step 27

    Finish with a length of black ribbon as decoration.

  • How to bake a chocolate cake. Charlie Chaplin Bowler Hats - Step 28
    Step 28

    All done!

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