I baked this cake for my nephew's Christmas eve gathering with his Sixth Former friends. His friends told him 'Nice Cake'. A very strong chocolaty cake, good for afternoon tea. Can dust some icing sugar on top of slices of cake for added sweetness.
Ingredients[use 8" square tin - line the base with greaseproof paper and greased the sides lightly]
150 gm cooking dark chocolate
100 gm butter
100 ml milk
50 gm cocoa powder - sifted
60 gm plain flour - sifted
5 egg yolks
- Preheat oven at 180 degrees C.
- Melt butter and chocolate together in a double boiler until soft and smooth [I steamed for 10 minutes]. Stir in milk and set aside to cool.
- Add egg yolks to cooled chocolate mixture in a mixing bowl. Beat to mix well and lightly fold in sifted flours. Set aside.
5 egg whites
1 tsp cream of tartar
150 gm castor sugar
- Whisk egg whites until frothy. Add in cream of tartar and continue to whisk until foamy.
- Add in sugar in 3 batches and whisk continuously until stiff.
- Mix egg whites into egg yolk mixture in 3 batches.
- Pour batter into baking tin.
- Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until cooked. Test with a skewer.
- Remove to cool on a wire rack. Unmold and slice into pieces to serve.