Chocolate cake

Chocolate cake
A traditional-style recipe for a moist chocolate cake with plenty of chocolate flavour.
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Last modified on: December 25th 2015

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Stage 1 - 2 min.
Chocolate cake : Photo of step #1
Melt 90 g butter and set aside. Sieve together 90 g flour, 10 g baking powder and 40 g powdered cocoa.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
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In a bowl, beat together 3 eggs, 120 g brown sugar and 10 g Vanilla sugar with a whisk.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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Pour the sugar-egg mixture into the flour, add the melted butter, 50 g cream and mix thoroughly.

Stage 4 - 30 min.
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Pour the mixture into a mould or tin and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Stage 5 - 40 min.
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Preheat the oven to 410°F (210°C).

Bake for about 40 minutes. Check towards the end of the cooking time, as the cake should not be allowed to overcook and dry out.

Leave to cool on a wire rack.
If you are a real chocolate lover, you can add chocolate chips to the mixture.

[Translator's note: the French have adopted the English term "cake" specifically for long, loaf-shaped cakes, like the typical fruit cake. But French "cakes" come in savoury versions, too!].
1 or 2 days in the fridge, wrapped in plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,030 Kcal or 8,499 Kj37 gr218 gr116 gr
101 %14 %21 %18 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
362 Kcal or 1,516 Kj7 gr39 gr21 gr
18 %3 %4 %3 %
Per cake
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,030 Kcal or 8,499 Kj37 gr218 gr116 gr
101 %14 %21 %18 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Gluten, Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 cake : 2.27 €

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Based on recipe by Jean-Luc Poujauran.
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  • I did the recipe without cream, taste perfect just to let you know.
    Posted by Yann december 26th 2015 at 02:54 (n° 4)
  • Hello,

    You're right, small translation error, now corrected.
    Thank you for saying.
    Posted by jh december 25th 2015 at 19:52 (n° 3)
  • Hello,

    You listed cream in the ingredient list, but you don't use it.
    Is it normal ?
    Posted by Yann december 25th 2015 at 16:02 (n° 2)
  • The bread is fantastic! No to sweet and very moist.
    Posted by Berenice june 18th 2015 at 04:46 (n° 1)
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