Sunday, February 10, 2008

Super easy, super moist chocolate cake

This is a recipe I got from my Polish/French friend Dina who has recently moved to Freetown (well it's more or less that recipe, I lost the note on which it was written so I'm working from memory). It's in the oven as I write this and it took me five minutes to throw it all together.

You will need:
  • 200 grams of bittersweet chocolate
  • 200 grams of unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Some vanilla (or a splash of brandy as I'm doing)
  • 5 eggs
  • 75 grams of plain/all purpose flour
  • A splash or sprinkle of coffee (this accentuates the chocolate flavor apparently)
Melt the butter and chocolate together. Stir in the sugar. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time. Put in the vanilla or brandy or whatever flavor you like (if any at all). Whisk in the flour, add the coffee.

Butter a small/medium cake tin and pour in the mixture.

Put into moderate oven until the cake is firm and a toothpick, match or knife comes out clean (mine took just under 30 minutes).

Ok so my version may not be the prettiest thing around, but if you tip it upside down it will be presentable enough. The holes in the top are just from me poking around to see if it's ready.

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