Grape Harvest Cake
Inspired by a recipe from ‘Patricia Wells at Home in Provence,’ a book that has had shelf space in my library for many years, this recipe is just as appropriate in our very own ‘Sud de France’, the Pyrénées-Orientales.

Sunken chocolate cake, or dessert, including cacao, cherries, grape and figs, and  with very little added sugar so a healthy choice..! In spring pile the cake with pitted cherries; in summer pile high with fragrant strawberries; for late autumn tuck some poached sliced pears into the centre and in the winter serve just as it is with oranges in caramel on the side.

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