French Chocolate cake
French Chocolate cake

A fudgy French chocolate cake; rich is flavour and light in texture.

1 cake servings 15 min 20 min Very easy


  • 450 grams semisweet chocolate
  • ½ cup/110 grams butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 eggs, separated


  1. Heat oven to 220 C.
  2. Grease the base of an 8-inch cake pan or line it with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. Melt the chocolate gently using the double-boiler method.
  4. Once melted, pull off heat and stir in the butter, flour and sugar. Lightly whisk the egg yolks and slowly mix into the chocolate. Set aside.
  5. Beat the egg whites until they hold a definite shape but are not dry. With a light hand, fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture.
  6. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Open the oven door, leaving it ajar, and allow the cake to cool completely in the oven.
  8. Top with sugar powder. Serve warm, with some whipped cream or ice cream.

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