Dense Chocolate Cake

Dense Chocolate Cake


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I love a dense and dark chocolate cake and this one does it for me. I don't usually ice it but you could.


Serves: 14 

  • 4 eggs
  • 250g butter, softened
  • 2 cups (400g) white sugar
  • 1 cup (170g) dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) hot water
  • 1 cup (250ml) buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 1/2 cups (310g) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour25min 

  1. Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites until stiff then set aside. In a large bowl, cream the butter with the sugar. Melt the chocolate in the hot water. Beat in the egg yolks, then the melted chocolate, buttermilk and vanilla.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the flour, bicarbo soda, and salt. Beat into the chocolate mixture. Stir in about 1/3 of the egg whites to lighten the batter and then fold in the rest gently but thoroughly.
  3. Turn the batter into a greased and floured ring tin. Bake in a preheated 180 degrees C oven for 1 hour, or until the cake tests done with a toothpick. Let cool on a rack. Makes 16 servings.

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