There are tons of chocolate recipes; some of them are very good, some are too sweet, some are too heavy, and this one is, well, this one is mine and it’s delicious!

It’s a very easy recipe but the key for success is basically the choice of chocolate. I usually (actually always) use the brand Côte d’Or. (This is a free of charge ad.) It’s Belgian and for me, it’s simply the best. But if you have another brand (70% cocoa) that you use and you like very much, it’s fine as well [But please, no Hershey’s, ever!] 😀.

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This chocolate cake has been my daughter’s birthday cake since she is old enough to choose her birthday’s menu; Spaghetti and chocolate cake!


Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 20 min

Ingredients:
6 eggs
200 gr (1 cup) sugar
200 gr (1 cup) butter
200 gr (1/2 lb) dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
120 gr (1/2 cup) Flour
1 Tb Orange flavor

For the icing:
100 gr (1/4 lb) dark chocolate
100 ml (1/2 cup) Milk


Preheat the oven at 400º F.

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Beat the eggs with the sugar until they have whitened.

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In a sauce pan break the chocolate bar into small pieces and cut the butter in cubes. Melt them on very low heat. Be careful; stir to avoid burning the chocolate, it can happen very quickly.

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Add the flour (it’s always better to filter with the strainer). Stir until you have a very creamy texture.

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Once the chocolate is completely liquid, pour it in the eggs/sugar mix and stir with a whisk until it is completely blended.

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Add the orange flavor and stir again.

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Pour the mix in a cake pan and place it on the mid-high rack in the pre-heated oven for 20 min. After 15 min, turn the oven off and leave the cake for 5 min. Remove the pan from the oven and cool it down for 10 min and turn it out of the pan.

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Once the cake has cooled, prepare the icing. In a bain mari*, melt the chocolate. When it is smooth, pour the milk little by little, while stirring at the same time. Ice the cake and let it cool down.

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You can serve this cake a bit warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s absolutely divine!

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Enjoy my chocolate cake and don’t hesitate ask me questions if you need anything.

*Bain mari: Boil water in a sauce pan and put on top of it a bowl where you will melt the chocolate. You can find specially made double sauce pans in stores.

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