Chocolate Cake Inspired by Agatha Christie

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Jane Asher has created a chocolatey tribute to Christie using The Delicious Death recipe in Christie's 50th novel A Murder Is Announced.
 
In the novel, first published in 1950, the cake is the victim's last supper before she is poisoned.
Baked by Miss Blacklock's housekeeper, Mitzi - the cake is dubbed Delicious Death because it is so rich.
It becomes an apt name when Dora Bunner is found dead in her bed after her birthday tea.

This is the first time the recipe has been officially created and Jane Asher describes it as having "an intense, forbidding dark Belgian chocolate centre which is lifted by the unexpected sharp zing of its brandy-soaked cherry and ginger filling.

"The glorious assault on the senses doesn't end there: the cake is decorated with flecks of pure gold, sprinklings of crystallised rose and violet petals, and swirls of ganache piping.

"This paragon of a cake is as beautiful to look at as it is delicious - and deadly? - to eat."

Follow the link for more of the article and the unusual recipe.

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