Oh my…..the ultimate rich chocolate cake

To call this a cake would be understating what this is! It’s chocolate heaven.  Almost similar to the decadence and indulgence of a chocolate brownie!

And yet again, so easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 200g chocolate (I use dark Lindt, for absolute indulgence)
  • 210ml butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar (I prefer to use castor sugar)
  • 5 eggs (large)
  • 1 TBSP flour

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a doubler boiler or even in the microwave
  3. Whisk the sugar into this.  Set aside.  Let it cool.
  4. Separate the egg whites from the egg yolks.
  5. Mix the egg yolks into the chocolate/butter/sugar mixture (when it’s cooled down).  Then add the flour and mix well.
  6. Whisk the egg whites, until soft peaks (but not too stiff)
  7. Now slowly and in increments add the beaten egg whites to the chocolate mixture.  Fold gently in.
  8. Then pour it into a lined baking tin (be it square or round) and bake for 25 minutes, or until the skewer comes out clean.
  9. It can be served as is, and eaten cold or hot.

HOWEVER to be extremely decadent, I take this a step further and add a buttercream and chocolate ganache to it.  Read the next post to get these details!

Enjoy!

Last words….a close friend just reminded me that the flour can be removed, however the replacement would be 100g ground almonds/almond flour.  It makes it a bit more dense, however still tantalizingly delicious!  And she has a very similar recipe however, the name of the cake is then “chocolate moelleux”, which implies its as densely sweet and packed like a chocolate fondant!

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