Friday, 27 January 2012

Delphine's Chocolate Cake

When you bake as much as I do you need to set some boundaries to ensure you can fit in your clothes. 

Rule number one is not to eat too much cake or as the Notorious B.I.G. said 'Never get high off your own supply'. Clearly to say no cake ever would be unrealistic. But how much is too much? You can imagine how difficult this potentially could be for me but I've pretty much got it down to a fine art. 

This week though, I broke that rule and I made a cake just for me. It was one of those weeks where I did things I don't normally do, like stay away from my laptop and take long walks rather than drive everywhere and eat whole cakes for myself.

The cake is an authentic French recipe, given to me by one of my friends. It is rich and indulgent and really easy to make.

Delphine's Chocolate Cake

200g plain chocolate
125g butter
150g caster sugar
3 eggs
2 tbsp of self raising flour

1. Preheat the oven to 180oC/ 350oF/ Gas 4. Grease and line an 8" cake tin with greaseproof paper.
2. Melt the chocolate and the butter in a pan over a gentle heat until just melted. Leave to cool slightly.
3. Add the sugar, eggs and flour and mix thoroughly.
4. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the cake.

You can of course dress it up with cream or raspberries but I ate it just as it is, slice by tasty slice. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Peace & Love


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  1. Are there really only 2 tbsp flour in it? It looks delicious!!

    1. Yes, just 2. You could probably get away without any but I haven't tried it yet.

  2. The photography is STUNNING! And hardly any ingredients... my kinda cake xx

    1. Thanks hon, I LOVE quick and easy recipes :)

  3. This looks SO incredible - I would love a huge piece now with a big cup of tea - I love that it's almost flourless - great recipe!
    Mary x

  4. Thanks, all credit goes to Delphine though :)

  5. YUM!
    I love your blog,
    It is so inspiring and gave me so many
    new ideas for my own blog.
    I hope you can come by and check
    it out? Maybe even follow since I follow you now :)


  6. Love how this chocolate looks. Cool photos too! Can't wait to make this over the weekends.



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