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Oh boys. I had been wanting to try this out for years; then I had the right people over for dinner three days ago. I made it following exactly Delia's recipe, apart from the tin dimensions: Delia asked for a 28x19 cm tin, it looked much too small to me and I used a 32x24 tin which I think made it easier to roll, and the sponge was thick enough in the end. Real fun to make. My guests went crazy and the day after I ate up the one remaining slice with guilty happiness. It's very light in texture but certainly fattening with the chocolate and the cream and all those eggs but oh, boys, I've never had a chocolate cake this good. I'm thinking who else I can invite for dinner SOON cos I need to make it again.
This was definitely impressive and delicious! I was actually worried that this would take me hours to make, I'm clumsy and inefficient that way, but it was surprisingly easier than I thought it would be. Mine didn't look as pretty as the picture, but I'm sure I'll get better at rolling this after a few more tries ;-)Thank you!
Made this yesterday for dessert and it was gorgeous! You can always trust Delia for a great recipe. My sister in law is down for the weekend, and she had two pieces!