Nanou's chocolate cake


Nanou's chocolate cake
A moist melting cake, very very chocolaty...
248,4643.7/5 for 54 ratings
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Last modified on: June 22th 2013

For 1 cake, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
50 min.55 min.1 hour 45 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Nanou's chocolate cake : Photo of step #1
Break 200 g dark chocolate into small pieces, and put them in a pan.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Nanou's chocolate cake : Photo of step #2
Add 200 g butter cut in pieces, cover and put on very gentle heat, or in a bain-marie, to dissolve.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Nanou's chocolate cake : Photo of step #3
When butter and chocolate are melted, mix with a whisk to obtain an homogeneous mixture.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
Separate whites from yolks of 4 eggs (see how to on this video).

Then add yolks to butter-chocolate mixture...

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Nanou's chocolate cake : Photo of step #5
... and beat well to incorporate.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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Sieve together 200 g icing sugar, 100 g ground almonds and 75 g flour, to mix.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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Add these dry ingredients to the butter-chocolate-egg yolks mixture, and mix well.

Stage 8
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You will obtain a rather stiff mixture, which is normal.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
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Preheat oven to 180°C ou 356°F.

Beat white eggs, and when stiff fold in 50 g caster sugar.

Stage 10 - 1 min.
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Take a few tablespoons of egg white, and put them onto mixture.

Stage 11 - 3 min.
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Incorporate these tablespoons of egg white into the mixt, to lighten it a little.

Stage 12 - 1 min.
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Pour this "lightened" mixture into remaining egg whites.

Stage 13 - 10 min.
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And start to fold in gently with a spatula or a maryse.

Stage 14
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Incline the bowl to facilitate your work, you should end up with a mixture...

Stage 15
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... that's smooth and very chocolaty.

Stage 16 - 1 min.
Nanou's chocolate cake : Photo of step #16
If you like, scatter some flaked almonds in the bottom of cake mould.

Stage 17 - 2 min.
Nanou's chocolate cake : Photo of step #17
Then pour mixture in.

Stage 18 - 50 min.
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Put in the oven for 40 to 50 minutes. Check cooking after 30 minutes.

Stage 19
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Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Remarks

This cake should be very moist, so it's important not to overcook it. Watch carefully towards end of cooking time.

Keeping:

Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
4,767 Kcal or 19,958 Kj56 gr450 gr305 gr
238 %22 %42 %46 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
465 Kcal or 1,947 Kj5 gr44 gr30 gr
23 %2 %4 %5 %
Per cake
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
4,767 Kcal or 19,958 Kj56 gr450 gr305 gr
238 %22 %42 %46 %
% 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).

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Source

Brigitte.

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This recipe uses (among others)
Dark chocolateDark chocolate: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Millefeuille, Chocolate cream, Chocolate sauce, Chocolate ganache, Chocolate almond cookies, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chestnut and hazelnut biscuits, Pan-fried salmon with white cabbage, Langoustine gratin, Flognarde, Toasted-flour biscuits, ... All
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pink Reims biscuits, Paris-Brest, X-Files cookies, Cigarettes Russes (Piroulines), Walnut paste, ... All
Ground almondsGround almonds: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Apple Strudel, Almond macaroon cake, Caribbean upside-down cake, Succès praliné (praline meringue), Checkerboard biscuits, ... All

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