Sep 12, 2007

Mmmmm.....Chocolate Cake!


1 1/2 sticks of butter
200g of dark chocolate (I used 100g 70% and 100g 65%)
8 oz of sugar
5 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of all purpose flour

For Garnish:

1 scoop of vanilla bean ice cream
Some fresh mixed berries


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Melt the chocolate and butter together.
For me, I prepare a pot with hot water, then I place a bowl on top of it.
And I melt my chocolate and butter slowly in the bowl with medium low heat on the stove.
Of course you can simply use the microwave, but remember to set the time short, and stir it regularly otherwise it's gonna burn with that radiation power.

Whisk the sugar and flour together in another bowl.

Pour in the chocolate and butter mixture along with the vanilla extract and whisk till well blended.
Now slowly add the eggs one by one while whisking at the same time.

While the whole thing is fully combined together, pour into an 8 inch baking dish with parchment paper on the bottom.
Bake for about 25 minutes, let it cool for about one hour and it's ready to serve.
Of course you can also transfer that to the fridge and chill overnight before serving.
But I like to eat my chocolate cake warm with vanilla ice cream melting on the top!

Garnish with some fresh berries if desired.
Ganache makes a good sauce for this wonderful cake too,
Just simply melt the same portion of dark chocolate and whipping cream together then you'll have it.

Cindy's Rating: 7


  1. wow...that looks like a bowl of heaven.

  2. Yum.. this is so delicious... i'm drooling...