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It was about time I imparted it to you. After no not exactly two or three several plans on the blog, I had never posted a straightforward chocolate cake formula. What's more, by chocolate cake, I mean the sort of chocolate cake I grew up with during my adolescence in France. I'm generally up for a chocolate cake and I tried a wide range of plans throughout the years. In any case, for reasons unknown, I generally return to this one, a work of art and simple French chocolate cake.

If you read my last blog entry about my birthday retreat in Grandpa's lodge, you may perceive the cake I'm discussing today, as it is the one I prepared for my birthday! Although we had an extremely fundamental kitchen there, I came arranged, making my birthday cake early and carrying it to the lodge. No chance I would have a birthday without a cake!

I could have prepared a unique cake for the event, something rich or if nothing else somewhat advanced. Be that as it may, no, it was not what I was searching for. Some of the time, there is nothing superior to straightforwardness, with valid flavors and no additional stuff around. Given that we were going to go through the end of the week in a lodge, I calculated an exemplary chocolate cake was fitting. I could as of now picture the families who lived in the lodge toward the start of the earlier century, getting occupied with heating this cake in their little kitchen.

As I was disclosing to you before, I have tried numerous chocolate cake plans throughout my life, to the point that I built up a slight fixation on them. Yet, on the off chance that I needed to pick just one, an exemplary one that never fizzles or frustrate, I would without a doubt go for this one that I got numerous years prior through my dear companion Marie F. It's an interesting fortuitous event that I decided to heat this cake on my birthday as both Marie and I was conceived around the same time, the same year, and we both offer a significant love for good food.

I recollect this one time she welcomed me over for supper and arranged the cake for me. I had scarcely completed the last piece that I was at that point recording it on a small bit of paper disengaged from a scratchpad. I could have lost it so often since, yet I generally figured out how to keep it with me. The formula tailed me from Tours to Paris, at that point to Stockholm and now Chicago! Still today, every time I need a very late cake thought before making a beeline for companions' place, I go for this one. It's brisk, simple, never disillusioning and it satisfies the two youngsters and adults.

The mystery of this cake originates from its delicate and pillowy surface, making each chomp dissolve in your mouth. This is conceivable gratitude to the utilization of beaten egg whites transformed into light and cushy delicate pinnacles. It's likewise what makes the macaron-like slight outside layer on top, prompting a brilliant differentiation of surfaces. At that point. the yolks and margarine carry some extravagance to the cake, making it somewhere between damp and fondant. P.e.r.f.e.c.t.i.o.n.

Note that the extents are little and work for a 9-inch (23 cm) spring structure. On the off chance that you happen to utilize a greater structure, I suggest you twofold the extents or possibly increase them by 1/2 to ensure you get a sufficiently high cake.

Likewise, the preparing time can fluctuate starting with one broiler then onto the next, so watch out for it to ensure the cake isn't overheated. Let cool totally before eating and present with some whipped cream, vanilla cream, or with no guarantees.


·         4.4 ounces (125g) baking chocolate of good quality
·         3 Tablespoons milk
·         1/2 cup (125g) salted or unsalted butter, diced
·         2/3 cup (125g) sugar
·         2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
·         2 eggs, white and yolks apart
·         1 pinch of salt


1.    Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease a 9-inch (23 cm) spring form.*
2.    In a medium-size saucepan place on low heat, melt the chocolate with the milk. Add the butter and allow to melt, stirring as needed.
3.    Turn off the heat, then add the sugar and the yolks, one at a time, stirring between each addition. Sift in the flour and stir well.
4.    In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the whites with a pinch of salt until soft peaks form. Carefully incorporate to the chocolate mixture in two or three additions.
5.    Pour into the prepared spring form and bake for about 30-35 minutes.


* If using a bigger form, double the recipe proportions or multiply by at least 1.5%.