Lightning-fast chocolate cake

    50 min

    This chocolate cake is really quick to prepare and tastes absolutely fantastic. Use the best quality plain chocolate that you can afford for fabulous results. This is a lovely chocolate cake with a fudgy texture.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 200g dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
    • 200g butter
    • 200g sugar
    • 200g ground almonds
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 pinch of salt
    • 4 eggs
    • 2-3 tablespoons plain flour (if needed)
    • Icing sugar for dusting

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Break chocolate into pieces and melt together with the butter in a double boiler. Allow to cool for a short while.
    2. Stir the sugar, almonds, baking powder, vanilla, salt and finally the eggs into the chocolate-butter mixture. If the mixture is still too watery, you can stir in 2-3 tablespoons of flour.
    3. Preheat oven to 160 C / Gas 2-3.
    4. Line the bottom of a 25cm springform tin with baking parchment. Fill the tin with the cake mixture and bake in the preheated oven for about 40 minutes. The cake should still be a bit sticky in the centre after cooling.
    5. If desired, dust the cake with icing sugar before serving.

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    Reviews in English (3)


    I've made this twice already and the whole family go nuts for it. I'm trying it this weekend with mint buttercream andmint dark chocolate on top.  -  29 Nov 2011


    I want to bake the lightning-fast chocolate cake, but I don't have a double boiler and I wonder wether I can just put Butter and chocolate together in a usual cooking pot? Thanks for your help and I am already looking forward to make the cake this weekend!  -  18 Oct 2012


    GREAT. Made this for my sons' 30th b'day  -  17 Oct 2011  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)