- 250g butter
- 270g dark chocolate
- 6 eggs, seperated
- 250g sugar
- 120g flour, sieved
- An extra couple of bars of milk or dark chocolate (optional)
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius.
- Grease and line a 22cm springform tin.
- Melt butter and chocolate together over bowl of simmering water.
- Whisk together egg yolks and sugar until thick.
- Add in melted chocolate and mix well
- Fold in flour using a big metal spoon.
- Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.
- Fold egg whites into chocolate mixture.
- If desired, add extra chopped chocolate chips.
- Pour into tin and bake for 40 mintutes, or until cake is set at sides but soft and glossy in the center.
- Cool compleatly before removing from tin.
- Serve with Bailey's Cream (whip 200ml cream with one tablespoon cream and half a teaspoon ground ginger).
Yup, I'm still on the never-ending chocolate cake quest! I know, I know, how long can it go on for? Well, to be perfectly honest, I don't think it'll ever end. There are just too many different types; Light spongey ones, or really dense, intensily chocolatey ones, ones covered in icing, ones that go with ice cream, ones to be eaten hot, to be eaten cold, the list just keeps going. I don't think there will ever be an 'untimate', but I can at least find a couple of really, really good ones. I've even come across a recipe for one with potato in it! I can't wait to give that a go!
This is definitly one of those increadibly rich cakes that needs no icing, it's cake that's meant to be eaten for its own sake. Serious cake, if you will. It's almost like a giant brownie rather that a cake, so a small slice is satisfying, too much and you will feel sick >_<
I got the recipe out of The Irish Time's Magazine, and it's gone straight into my recipe book. Personally, I wasn't that wild about it, it was all a bit too rich and, well, chocolaty for my liking (I prefer lighter desserts), but everybody else fell in love with it! It's really easy to make too, so long as you take care folding in the egg whites. I was a little concerned when I took it out of the oven, it really did look underdone in the middle, but you just have to imagine it as... like... cement! It'll set when it's cool ^_^
So, that's another triumph over Betty Crocker ;)
Until next time....