This is the Chocolate Cake worth dying for… I know people say this about their recipes but this is the actual factual truth!!! It is the recipe for Bruce Bogtrotter’s Cake from:
It is a family tradition, we have it every year for The Father Person’s Birthday.
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For the Cake:
- 225 g good plain chocolate – I always use Lindt, it makes it a pricy cake, but it is once a year and worth it!
- 175 g soft butter
- 225 g castor sugar
- 60 ml plain flour
- 6 eggs – separated.
For the Topping:
- 225 g good chocolate
- 225 g double cream
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Step 1: Carefully melt the chocolate, in a double boiler or the microwave.
Step 2: Out of respect for all the chocolate used in this recipe I bring out the scale, but I continue to measure in my usual random manner.
Stir the butter through the melted chocolate, until you have a smooth mixture.
Step 3: Add the flour, sugar and slightly beaten egg yolks to the chocolate and butter mixture.
Step 4: Whisk the egg whites until they are stiff.
Fold half the beaten egg whites into the chocolate mixture and gently mix it through.
Fold in the remaining egg whites.
Step 5: Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for approximately 30 minutes. It is one of those cakes that has a thin crust and the testing knife comes out of the cake tacky – it is meant to, don’t worry it firms up as it cools. Leave it to cool in the tin. Once it is cooled turn it onto a cooling rack and let it cool all the way through.
Step 6: Gently melt the topping chocolate and I only add enough cream to make it smooth and easily flowing. Let it cool slightly.
Step 7: This cake often appears conked in the middle, solve the problem by icing it upside down. Pour your topping of melted chocolate and cream over your cake and direct it with a palette knife as you pour before it starts to set.
Yum, Yum, you are done! I wouldn’t blame you for not sharing this one… it really is a keeper!
This cake barely landed on the table long enough to get its photo taken… within seconds the only remnant were a few crumbs – nope they went too – and the only left over was a perfectly scraped plate.