Rich Dark Chocolate Cake

This is the default chocolate I make. Takes a lot of effort, but is the firm favourite of many of my friends. The icing really makes the difference.


Oven Temperatures

preheated oven 190C 375F GM5



  1. Whisk egg yolks and sugar until pale and thick.
  2. Melt chocolate and butter together in a bain marie.
  3. Fold melted chocolate and butter, then flour into egg and sugar.
  4. Whisk egg whites until stiff.
  5. Gently fold in to rest of mixture.
  6. Pour into tin.
  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes in 190C 375F GM5 preheated oven until puffed, slightly cracked on top and firm to touch.
  8. Leave to cool in tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire tray.
  9. If making two cakes for sandwiching, fill with butter cream icing.
  10. Ice with chocolate and cream icing.


This page was last updated by Mad Hatter on 12th May 2001.