Easy Dark Chocolate Cake

    40 minutes

    This is an easy to make chocolate cake recipe that melts chocolate with butter to create a rich flavour rather than using cocoa.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 125g unsalted butter
    • 125g good quality dark chocolate
    • 3 eggs, separated
    • 1/2 teaspoon caster sugar
    • pinch salt
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 125g plain flour

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 20cm square (or round) cake tin.
    2. In a bowl over simmering water, melt the butter and chocolate over a low heat, stirring as necessary. In a separate bowl beat the egg whites with 1/2 teaspoon caster sugar and pinch of salt until stiff peaks form, as for meringue.
    3. In larger bowl beat the egg yolks with the sugar and then slowly fold in the sifted flour. To this mixture add the chocolate and butter; reheated if it has started to go solid.
    4. After the chocolate has been thoroughly mixed in, fold in the egg whites, about a third at a time. When this is well mixed, pour into the cake tin and bake for approx 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the cake comes out clean.

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    I am thoroughly disappointed with this recipe. After following the instructions, the result was extraordinarily dry and very stolid, as opposed to the moist tag given to it in the blurb. I spent $10 on ingredients to make it, and would never do so again. A very big thumbs down.  -  17 Aug 2011


    how do i make the icing?  -  11 Apr 2011


    Is step two correct?? should it say baking powder instead of caster sugar? "In a bowl beat the egg whites with 1/2 tsp caster sugar and pinch of salt until stiff peaks form, as for meringue."  -  08 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)