The Chocolate French Cake…


Yesterday we went to my sister in law Sushila’s house and she had made a lovely Thai curry with rice for lunch and an immensely sumptuous chocolate cake for dessert! As I walked into the kitchen, initially I thought I saw a chocolate sponge cake but how wrong could I have been!

When the time came to have dessert, I was profoundly surprised that the chocolate sponge was indeed the most moist, rich , sweet and velvety textured almost chocolate mousse like cake. It was partnered with some sweetened fresh whipped cream. Just in having a spoonful of this cake…I was in absolute heaven.

I just had to have the recipe for myself and for all of you too…don’t say I never think of you all πŸ˜‰

Thanks so much Sushila…We had a wonderful time and the cake you made will stay with us forever!!!

Thanks M…For taking the great pictures!


So here it is The French Chocolate Cake…by Martha Day


150g caster sugar
275g plain chocolate chopped
175g unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 tsp vanilla essence
5 eggs separated
40g plain flour sifted
Pinch of salt
Icing sugar for dusting



Preheat the oven to 160Β°c. Grease a 24cm springform cake tin, sprinkle with a little sugar and tap out the excess

Place the chocolate, butter and sugar in a saucepan, cook over a low heat until melted. Remove from the heat, stir in the vanilla essence and leave to cool slightly

Beat the egg yolks, one at a time, into the chocolate mixture, then stir in the flour

Beat the egg whites with the salt until soft peaks form. Beat one third of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture, then fold in the rest

Pour into the the tin. Bake the cake for 35 to 45 minutes, until well risen and the top springs back when touched lightly. Transfer to a cooling rack. Remove the sides of the tin. Once cool, remove the tin base, dust with icing sugar, slice and serve with soft whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream


28 thoughts on “The Chocolate French Cake…

  1. Dimple you cannot do this to me all the time! Either it’s FB or here, there are always these decadent cakes tempting me from every corner πŸ˜€ oh I have to think of something too!! Watch me! Xx

  2. looks amazing dimple, the cream looks almost like clotted cream too. Few things are as nice to eat as a perfectly made chocolate cake. Which makes me think I might need to get myself a hot chocolate right now πŸ™‚

  3. Dimple this looks positively devine! I’m really craving something like this right now, but I just made chocolate chip Paleo cookies and devoured the remainder of the block of chocolate… so I might have to hit the gym first! Your cakes always look so perfect and moist!

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