This beautiful, rich, mousse-like chocolate cake is one of my all time favourites to make. With only a handful of ingredients it’s an easy and relatively quick cake to make.
The thing about this cake is that during the cooking process it rises beautifully, then sinks to almost a quarter of the size, so if you’re looking to impress with a large cake for afternoon tea, best give this one a miss. However, it can’t be beaten when it comes to lightness and taste.
Recipe after the jump :)
- 100g unsalted butter
- 150g dark chocolate
- 125g milk chocolate
- 6 eggs
- Pinch of salt
- Whipped cream for decorating
- Preheat the oven to 180°C
- Grease a cake tin (approx. 25cm x 25cm)
- Sprinkle the cake tin with flour
- Seal the bottom of the cake tin with foil or wax paper
- Melt the butter and the chocolate in the microwave, stirring occasionally until smooth
- Allow to cool
- Beat the eggs and salt constantly for 20 minutes (this is what will make your cake rise, so make sure that you mix it for this length of time!)
- Scoop a couple of tablespoons of the beaten eggs into the chocolate and mix to loosen it
- Quickly and gently fold the chocolate mixture into the eggs (do not beat it as you will lose all the air!)
- Gently pour the mixture into the baking tin (try not to bang or bump the tin when you put it in the oven)
- Bake for 30 minutes
- Cool completely before removing from the tin
- Remember that your cake will sink! Don’t panic!
- Serve with a dollop of whipped cream