Easy chocolate cake

    Easy chocolate cake

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    40min


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    About this recipe: A moist easy to make chocolate cake using chocolate as opposed to cocoa powder.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 125g unsalted butter
    • 125g good quality plain chocolate
    • 3 eggs, separated
    • 100 to 125g caster sugar (depends how sweet your tooth is)
    • 125g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon caster sugar
    • pinch salt

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. In a pan, melt together butter and chocolate over a low heat, stirring as necessary.
    2. In a bowl beat the egg whites with 1/2 tsp caster sugar and pinch of salt until stiff peaks form, as for meringue.
    3. In another bowl beat the egg yolks with the sugar and then slowly fold in the flour. To this mixture add the chocolate and butter (if this has started to go solid, re-heat a little until liquid). After the chocolate has been thouroughly mixed in, fold in the egg whites, about a third at a time. When this is well mixed, pour into a lightly buttered 20 or 23cm square tin and bake for approx 25 minutes in a 180 C / Gas 4 oven. To test for doneness, place a metal skewer in the centre. If it comes out clean, your cake is ready.

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    Reviews (7)

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    51

    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

    essexgirl1996
    8

    i absolutely loved this recipe and so did my mum and we used your recipe for some mother and daughter time thanks you have brought us so close now we are like best friend thanks again and them recipes coming x - 11 Sep 2010

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    6

    not easy, separating eggs difficult. it didn't turn out good and i followed each step carefully - 08 Feb 2012

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