What better way to celebrate Agatha Christie's 120th birthday Wednesday than with this aptly-named cake?
Taken from the Miss Marple novel A Murder is Announced, it's a flourless dark chocolate cake, filled with boozy raisins, cherries & ginger & topped with ganache. Crushed candied roses & violets as decorations, along with, in this case, gold luster dust. (recipe calls for gold leaf but with one day to assemble ingredients I was out of luck. ...No, I don't have gold leaf in my pantry. At least, not all the time.)
Not a cake I'd enjoy personally (once you add fruit I lose interest) but definitely a treat in a rationing-weary England...even if its unfortunate moniker was foreshadowing. Poor Bunny.