No Curly Wurlys were involved in this cake but the name comes from the chocolate swirls that are piped on the top.
This cake is the one on the front cover of Konditor & Cook's book 'Deservedly Legendary Baking', which I got for Christmas, but I actually made this cake for my birthday last year. The recipe was on the Telegraph's website so you can see it for yourself even if you don't have the book. The cake was fairly easy to make and even the decoration wasn't difficult. And this was one of the nicest chocolate cakes I've ever made - I highly recommend you check out the link above and try out the recipe for yourself!
Heat half the milk and the sugar in a pan, add the chocolate and stir until melted and leave to cool.
Beating the butter and sugar with the eggs
After adding the chocolate
Spoon into two tins and bake in the oven
And here are the cakes after they came out of the oven
Cooling on my three-tier cooling rack
Making the frosting
Cover the cake with the frosting
Melt chocolate and pipe in curly whirly swirls over the top.
The chocolate sets hard and gives a different texture when you bite into it and the soft cake, which is unusual. And I'll say it again, as well as looking pretty this cake tasted amazing!