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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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1 or 2 days in the fridge, wrapped in plastic film
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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.

Remarks

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!].

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Based on recipe by Jean-Luc Poujauran.

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