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Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate – need we say more?

Published on November 25th 2011.

What's Cooking?

DAWN French once said, "I never do any television without chocolate. That's my motto and I live by it." And with chocolate's known health benefits and added morale factor, perhaps we should all adopt the same philosophy. This little gem of a recipe is taken from Cooking with Chocolate (Flammarion, edited by Frederic Bau, Ecole du Grand Chocolat, Valrhona) and is the perfect way to surprise guests at your next dinner party or yourself any old time. Chocolate as good as this never goes out of style.


Preparation time: 45 minutes
Baking time:
10 to 12 minutes
Serves 6 to 8

125g dark chocolate 70% cocoa
100g butter
145g caster sugar
4 whole eggs
50g flour

6 to 8 moulds of 6 to 8cm in diameter


1. Butter the moulds.

2. Chop the chocolate and melt it down slowly in a bain-marie or in a microwave oven set a medium power. Stir in the butter.

3. In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs and sugar together.

4. Stir in the butter and chocolate. Sieve the flour and fold it in.

5. Garnish the moulds with the chocolate cake batter.

6. Bake at 190°C for about 10 to 12 minutes.

7. Remove from the moulds directly on the plate and serve immediately.




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