Its Gino D’acampo’s birthday and the Italian chef makes his own birthday cake on today’s episode of Let’s Do Lunch with Gino and Mel. He makes a delicious looking Italian caprese cake with chocolate and strawberries.
The ingredients are: 100g salted butter, plus extra for greasing, 250g good-quality dark chocolate about 70 per cent cocoa, 4 medium eggs separated, 160g icing sugar and 150g ground almonds.
For the cream: 200ml double cream and 1 tbsp icing sugar seeds from 1 vanilla pod.
For the strawberries: 400g Strawberries, 1 tbsp amaretto liqueur and 1 block dark chocolate to make curls.