Noted cake-maker Asher says she was inspired by a passage in Christie's 50th novel, the Miss Marple tale A Murder is Announced, in which émigré housekeeper Mitzi bakes a chocolate cake for Dora Bunner's birthday tea.
The passage reads: "'It will be rich, rich, of a melting richness! And on top I will put the icing - chocolate icing - I make him so nice - and write on it Good Wishes. see also
The cake will be served at Greenway in Devon throughout Agatha Christie Week
|Click on the cake to access the BBC report on Delicious Death|
Jane Asher describes it as
"an intense, forbidding dark Belgian chocolate centre which is lifted by the unexpected sharp zing of its brandy-soaked cherry and ginger filling.
Don't miss the post about the cake on Dying for Chocolate, and thanks to Janet for finding the book cover to the right.
Janet has included in her post not only the ingredients but the instructions as well.
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