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Rich Chocolate Cake Recipe

Rich Chocolate Cake Ingredients

  • Rich Chocolate Cake Recipe
    Rich Chocolate Cake Recipe

    100g butter , diced, plus extra for greasing

  • flour , for dusting
  • 140g best-quality dark chocolate , with 70% cocoa solids, broken into pieces
  • 6 large eggs , separated
  • 140g ground almonds
  • 1 tbsp kirsch or Cointreau (optional)
  • pinch of salt
  • 85g caster sugar
  • cocoa powder and crème fraîche, to serve

How to make Rich Chocolate Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 170C/Gas 3/fan oven 150C. Grease a 23cm/9in springform cake tin and line the base with greaseproof paper or baking parchment. Dust the sides with a little flour. Put the chocolate and butter into a heatproof bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water. Heat until melted, then remove the bowl from the pan and stir until smooth. Leave for about 5 minutes to cool slightly.
  • Stir in the egg yolks, ground almonds, and the liqueur, if using. Put the egg whites into a large bowl, add a pinch of salt and whisk until soft peaks form. Continue whisking, sprinkling in the sugar a little at a time, until stiff peaks form. Stir 2 tablespoons of the whites into the chocolate mixture, then carefully fold in the remainder until no traces of white are left.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 30-35 minutes until well risen and just firm to the touch. Cool in the tin (don’t worry if the cake sinks and cracks slightly – it will still be fine). You can make the cake up to this stage up to four days ahead and keep it in an airtight container in a cool place. It also freezes well for up to one month.
  • To serve, remove the cake from the tin and peel away the lining paper. Sift cocoa powder liberally over the top and cut into slices. Serve with crème fraîche.
  • Rich Chocolate Cake is ready to serve.

Prep 20 – 30 mins
Cook 35 mins

Dark Rich Christmas Cake Recipe

Dark Rich Christmas Cake Ingredients

  • Dark Rich Christmas Cake Recipe
    Dark Rich Christmas Cake Recipe

    6 cups sultana raisins

  • 3 cups dried currants
  • 1 1/2 cups pitted dates
  • 6 cups raisins
  • 3 cups candied mixed citrus peel
  • 1/2 pound candied cherries
  • 2 cups almonds
  • 2 cups butter
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 12 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup grape juice
  • 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee

How to make Dark Rich Christmas Cake

  • Wash and dry the raisins and the currants. Wash, dry, pit, and chop the dates. Chop the raisins and the citrus peel. Slice the cherries. Blanch the almonds, and slice them lengthwise. Combine fruits and nuts in large bowl.
  • Grease and line 3 standard Christmas cake pans (these round pans are at least 3 inches deep and come in a set of three sizes- 5, 7, and 9 inch across) with 4 layers of heavy waxed paper, or 3 layers of brown paper. Grease again. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and spices onto a piece of waxed paper. Remove 1 cup of this flour mixture, and combine with fruit and nuts. Mix until fruit is well coated.
  • Cream the butter until fluffy. Add extracts. Gradually add sugar, mixing until creamy. Beat egg yolks until light and lemon-colored, and beat into the butter mixture. Stir in the molasses, and beat together well. Add half of the remaining flour mixture, and blend thoroughly.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry; fold into batter. Stir in lightly the remaining flour mixture alternately with combined fruit juice and coffee. Add floured fruit and nuts, blending in until fruit is well distributed.
  • Turn batter into prepared cake tins, filling each about 2/3 full and spreading batter evenly. Bake in center of oven. Bake small cake 2 1/2 hours, medium cake 3 1/2 hours, and large cake 4 to 4 1/2 hours. Remove from oven and allow to stand 5 minutes, then turn out on wire rack to cool.
  • Dark Rich Christmas Cake is ready to serve.

Serivngs: 12

Eggless Rich Chocolate Cake Recipe

Eggless Rich Chocolate Cake Ingredients

  • Eggless Rich Chocolate Cake Recipe
    Eggless Rich Chocolate Cake Recipe

    1 tablespoon plus 1/2 cup baking cocoa, divided

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups cold brewed coffee
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon shortening

How to make Eggless Rich Chocolate Cake

  • Coat a 10-in. fluted tube pan with cooking spray and dust with 1 tablespoon cocoa; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and remaining cocoa. In another bowl, combine the coffee, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. In a microwave or heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cake.
  • Eggless Rich Chocolate Cake is ready to serve.

14 Servings
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling