French Chocolate Cake
A very rich and dense chocolate cake. You don’t need to serve much for a portion, so the cake lasts for ages!
  Serves:  12       Print   FavoriteLoading Add to My Favourites
Ingredients
  • 200 g (7 oz) dark cooking chocolate
  • 180 g (6 oz) butter
  • 70 g (2½ oz) sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • Icing sugar for decoration
  • Butter for greasing the tin
  • Greaseproof (baking) paper
  • Aluminium foil
Instructions
  1. Grease an 8" (20 cm) baking tin with butter and line it with greaseproof paper. Grease the paper with butter. Wrap the outside of the tin with aluminium foil.
  2. Melt the chocolate, butter and sugar together gently in a pan with stirring. Once it is fully mixed and melted, turn off the heat.
  3. Beat the eggs lightly in a bowl and mix in the flour. Add the chocolate mixture slowly to the eggs while stirring with a whisk.
  4. Once the mixture is smooth, pour it into the cake tin. Allow the mixture to stand for about 10 minutes to allow any bubbles to rise to the surface.
  5. Place the tin in a larger baking tray and add boiling water to the tray to a depth of about 1" (2 cm).
  6. Bake at 180°C for 35-40 minutes. The centre of the cake should be cooked, but soft.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow the cake to cool for about an hour.
  8. Remove the cake from the tin and peel off the paper. Turn the cake upside-down onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
  9. Dust the cake with icing sugar and serve!
Titli's Tips
The cake can be served with cream or ice-cream. It is dense and rich, so don’t eat too much at one time or you’ll be sick!

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 244 12%
Calories from Fat 169
Total Fat 18.8g 28%
Saturated Fat 11.3g 56%
Unsaturated Fat 6.2g
   
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 16.6g 5%
Dietary Fibre 1.2g 4%
Sugars 13.9g
Protein 2.9g 5%
Cholesterol 88.1mgs 29%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.