Cake bars are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to the traditional chocolate mousse.
Here’s how to make the traditional one in less than two hours.
Step 1Make the cake barsStep 2Preheat the oven to 180C (Gas Mark 4)Step 3Dough a loaf of bread or a rectangular cake pan.
Step 4Bake the cake bar for 5 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Step 5Dip the toothpick into the batter and dip it into the hot oil to brown it.
Step 6Bake for about 20 minutes or till the toothpicks comes out a few bubbles.
Step 7Remove the toothpicked bread from the oven and remove the toothpricks.
Step 8Remove the cake from the bread and set aside.
Step 9Bake a rectangular baking pan or an egg tray with a hole in the centre for the cake.
Step 10Dip a skewer into the butter and spread it across the top of the pan.
Dip another skewer in the butter over the top and dip that into the egg tray.
Step 11Slice the cake into wedges and place them in the oven for 15-20 minutes or for longer if the oven is very hot.
Step 12Take the oven out of the oven, flip the pan over and repeat the process for the second cake bar.
Step 13Take a knife and gently pierce the top surface of the cake with the knife, leaving a small opening.
Step 14Slice another cake bar and repeat on the other side.
Step 15Bake again for an additional 20 minutes, or until the cake is a light golden brown.
Step 16Remove the cakes from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack.
Step 17Remove the pan from the rack and let cool completely before cutting.
Step 18Place a cake bar into a greased cake tin and cover with clingfilm or foil.
Step 19Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or a little longer if you like the cake to look a little more like a mousse, or up to an hour longer.
Step 20Remove the foil and cool on a rack.