Chocolate cake

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 20 gms. dark cooking chocolate
  • 125 gms. butter
  • 125 gms. sugar
  • 50 gms. flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 10 gms. butter to grease tin

How to Make Chocolate cake

  • Grease the tin and line with greased greaseproof paper.
  • Preheat the oven at 180 deg C.
  • Break the chocolate into pieces and melt over a bain-marie (or in the microwave) with 2 tbsp of water.
  • Remove from heat and add knobs of butter and stir until smooth. Leave to cool.
  • Put the egg yolks in the processor bowl with 100 gms of castor sugar and mix together for 30 seconds on speed 6 using the plastic blade, then add the melted chocolate, blend and mix in the flour.
  • Wash the bowl, replace the blade with the whisk and beat the egg whites until stiff at Max speed.
  • After 50 seconds, add 20 gms. of sugar and beat for a further 10 seconds.
  • Lightly fold the egg whites into the mixture in three goes.
  • Pour into the tin and bake for 1 hour.
  • Turn out onto a cooking rack.
  • This cake can be cut into thin slices to accompany a red fruit salad or vanilla ice cream.