Filming and Chocolate Cake

My girlfriend and I, a few months ago, were at our local pub (really nice pub, tad on the expensive side) for a pint or two and a pack of crisps.

We bought our drinks and sat down, walking past a group of lads and a small film crew. For the next twenty minutes we were just watching the group of lads shouting, dancing, and doing the worm pretending the place was busy.

I asked the barman about filming and it turned out to be filing for the TV show Take me Out. I assume the person that did the worm dance was the main person to be on Take me Out. I imagine the filming was for a clip showing the lads hobby – drinking at a pub.

It shows you how fake TV is – recording in a quiet pub and that pretends to be lively.
That was my second experience of seeing a filing crew (first time was very similar but with a hen party in Newcastle, rather than a group of lads,)

Everyone loves chocolate cake and this one is simple to make and tasty!

012 (Custom)

Serves: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes

For the cake
125g caster sugar
75g muscovado sugar
200g softened butter, plus extra for buttering a cake tin
4 eggs, beaten
200g self-raising flour – swap 2 tbsp of the flour for 2 tbsp sifted cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp milk
100ml double cream
25g butter
Dollop of clear honey
100g dark chocolate (use 70% cocoa solids if you can), broken into pieces

Heat oven to 190 Deg C.
Butter a cake tin.
In a large bowl, beat together caster sugar, 200g softened butter, eggs, flour and cocoa powder together until you have a smooth batter.
Pour the mixture into the cake tin.
Smooth the surface with a spatula or the back of a spoon
Bake for 25 minutes or until the middle is cooked (test by poking with a cocktail stick and see if it comes out clean)
Let the cake cool.
For the frosting, heat the cream until it just begins to boil.
Take off the heat
Add 25g butter, honey and chocolate (broken into pieces).
Let the ingredients melt, occasionally stirring to combine.
Pour frosting over.



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