Dense, dreamy and delicious chocolate cake
If you are looking for a recipe for a mindblowingly delicious, creamy and dense chocolate cake, you have come to the right place. It is the kind of cake that everyone likes, because what’s not to like? Nobody hates the dreamy combination of chocolate, butter and sugar. Right? This cake is so dense, it almost resembles a mousse and it really melts in your mouth. On top of all this, it is extremely easy to make, and the only hassle is that it needs to sit overnight in the fridge before you devour it.
I found the recipe on Anne au Chocolat’s blog and made it a while ago. Back then I served it for dessert with whipped cream and fresh strawberries. It was great, but it can also be served on its own. Friday I made it again. This time for my collegues at BØRNEfonden, and they seemed to like it just as much as I do, so I thought I’d share the recipe with all of you.
What you need is this:
200 g/7 oz dark chocolate (and please don’t use chocolate that you wouldn’t eat plain)
200 g/7 oz butter
250 g/9 oz sugar
1 tablespoon flour
Turn the oven to 180C/350F. Melt your chocolate and butter over low heat in a pot or in a bain-marie. Stir and make sure it is nicely mixed. Stir in the sugar. Let the mixture cool off a bit. Then add one egg at a time to the chocolate/butter/sugar and stir it in with a spoon or a rubber scraper. When all the eggs have gone in, add the flour and mix it until it is smooth. And that’s all. Easy, right?
Pour the batter into a springform pan lined with parchment paper. Then bake it for 25-28 minutes. It will still feel pretty goopy at this time, but don’t worry; it will settle after spending the night in the fridge. I know it is terribly hard waiting for a cake, but I promise it will be well worth it!