Weight Watcher's Nightmare Chocolate Cake

Weight Watcher's Nightmare Chocolate Cake


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This cake is deeelicious! If you manage to ignore the amount of butter and chocolate in it, this moist and luxurious dessert is the best way to reward yourself for... anything! The cake is the best when stored in fridge overnight.

Shirley S.

Serves: 8 

  • Cake
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup (250ml) cold water
  • 250g dark chocolate
  • 185g butter, softened
  • 220g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 45g cocoa powder
  • 350g icing sugar
  • Glaze
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 100g butter
  • Optional Garnish
  • 4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 300g strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar syrup

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour15min  ›  Ready in:1hour45min 

  1. Cake: Preheat oven to 150 degrees C. Fill a ovenproof bowl with water and put it on the bottom of the oven to get extra moisture.
  2. Beat the eggs and add the cold water. Melt the chocolate in a large bowl over hot water and stir in soft butter. Add the egg and water mixture and stir carefully.
  3. Mix all the dry ingredients and add to the chocolate and egg mixture. Tip it all into a greased 25cm springform cake tin.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a tester comes out clean, 60 to 90 minutes.
  5. Glaze: Melt the rest of the chocolate and stir in the 100g of butter. Spread it on the cake and store it in a cool place until the glaze is solid.
  6. Optional Garnish Mix the balsamic and sugar syrup, add water if needed. Cut the strawberries into half and let them marinate in the vinegar mix for about 30 minutes. Serve with the cake.

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