Friday, 18 May 2012

# 212 Chocolate cake

Chocolate cakes don't need much of an introduction do they? Everyone likes a chocolate cake. I baked this one last week, it was delicious and didn't last very long. Here's the recipe if you'd like to try it.

Chocolate cake

4 eggs, separated
200gr sugar
150gr butter, melted
200gr flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
200gr instant hot chocolate mix
1 tablespoon milk
Dark Belgian chocolate dessert sauce

Line a tray with baking parchment and preheat the oven to 180ยบ, gas mark 5.

Beat the egg whites to soft peaks and reserve.

Beat the egg yolks with the sugar, add the melted butter. Mix in the flour, the baking powder and the chocolate, add the milk and then gently fold in the egg whites.

Pour in the tray and bake for 25 minutes or until done. While the cake is still warm and with the help of a tablespoon spread some dark belgian chocolate dessert sauce over the top of the cake making sure you go into the corners too.

Allow the cake to cool completely on a wire rack and then remove it from the tray, peel away the baking parchment.