Ultimate Chocolate Cake Recipe

Looking for an easy Ultimate Chocolate Cake recipe? Learn how to make Ultimate Chocolate Cake using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by mrcowman

Makes 16 servings



A fantastic rich gooey chocolate cake

Recipe Ingredients for Ultimate Chocolate Cake

200 g dark chocolate
200 g butter, cut in pieces
1 tbsp instant coffee granules
85 g self-raising flour
85 g plain flour
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
200 g light muscovado sugar
200 g caster sugar
25 g cocoa powder
3 medium eggs
75 ml buttermilk
200 g dark chocolate
284 ml double cream
2 tbsp caster sugar

Recipe Directions for Ultimate Chocolate Cake

  1. Butter a 20cm round cake tin (7.5cm deep) and line the base. Preheat the oven to fan 140C/conventional 160C/gas 3. Break the chocolate in pieces into a medium, heavy-based pan. Tip in the butter, then mix the coffee granules into 125ml/4fl oz cold water and pour into the pan. Warm through over a low heat just until everything is melted - don't overheat. Or melt in the microwave on Medium for about 5 minutes, stirring half way through.

  2. While the chocolate is melting, mix the two flours, bicarbonate of soda, sugars and cocoa in a big bowl, mixing with your hands to get rid of any lumps. Beat the eggs in a bowl and stir in the buttermilk.

  3. Now pour the melted chocolate mixture and the egg mixture into the flour mixture, stirring just until everything is well blended and you have a smooth, quite runny consistency. Pour this into the tin and bake for 1 hour 25- 1 hour 30 minutes - if you push a skewer in the centre it should come out clean and the top should feel firm (don't worry if it cracks a bit). Leave to cool in the tin (don't worry if it dips slightly), then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

  4. When the cake is cold, cut it horizontally into three. Make the ganache: Chop the chocolate into small pieces and tip into a bowl. Pour the cream into a pan, add the sugar, and heat until it is about to boil. Take off the heat and pour it over the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.

  5. Sandwich the layers together with just a little of the ganache. Pour the rest over the cake letting it fall down the sides and smoothing to cover with a palette knife. Decorate with grated chocolate or a pile of chocolate curls.

  6. The cake keeps moist and gooey for 3-4 days.

Categories

Chocolate, Dessert, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 108.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
443
Calories from Fat
229
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
25.4g
39%
Saturated Fat
16.2g
81%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
92mg
31%
Sodium
135mg
6%
Potassium
179mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
51.2g
17%
Dietary Fiber
1.6g
6%
Sugars
39.8g
Protein
5.0g
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 8% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in sugar
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