Last week I was invited for tea and cake at a friend's home. Apart from sitting in the sun and enjoying the glorious view of the mounatins, I also ate one of the best chocolate cakes I have ever eaten...and I have eaten quite a few in my time! It's very simple and has a texture rather like a firm-ish chocolate mousse - a French recipe my friend told me. She made it with part 70% cocoa and part 84% cocoa chocolate although the recipe says all 70%. I'm going to make it with 50%!
Anyway, here is the recipe:
Fabulous Chocolate Cake
Pre-heat oven to 250°C
300g dark chocolate (70%)
Melt chocolate and beat in the egg yolks one at a time.
Beat the egg whites until they stand in soft peaks. Fold into the chocolate mixture.
Put into 7"(21cm) cake pan lined with baking paper.
Bake for 8 mins.
When cool, ice with melted chocolate.