Seeing as I'd never even lined a cake tin before, I found this video really useful. I was really worried about putting too much butter in when greasing the tin, and I think I might have done because the cake went a bit hard round the edges (or I possibly overcooked it a little because I was also really worried about it being underdone!).
It took forever to melt the chocolate, sugars, butter etc. together. I did what it said and did it on a really low heat - I think it took a little over 20 minutes in total to get it into a smooth paste. Still, once that was done and I'd mixed it with all the other ingredients, it began to look rather more cake-mixture-y.
I duly poured the cake mixture into my beautifully lined cake-tin, and 30 minutes later this was the result!
Not too shabby for a first attempt! I really enjoyed the whole process of cake-making too. I think it's the very concept of taking lots of raw ingredients, mixing them all together and then the finished product looking completely different to what you started with, which makes baking interesting and exciting to me. It makes me feel a bit like an alchemist.