The chocolate cake is a classic and timeless pastry made with dark chocolate, milk chocolate or cocoa powder, which is always liked by all. Seductive, scenic and luxurious, the chocolate fudge cake or tart with chocolate ganache is a sweet table ready for a special occasion or to pamper your love on valentine's day. This delight, properly matched, you will get special preparations for your Valentine.
Chocolate is a food suitable for all ages and produces a stimulating effect on the nervous system, inducing a sense of wellbeing. Its origins are ancient and date back to the Mayan civilization considered the first, according to history, to cultivate the cacao tree. Columbus brought the cocoa beans to Europe and since then the chocolate has come a long way, available in many different variants and combined with many different ingredients such as dried fruit, candied fruit, liqueur or coffee.
From the simple and easy pastry to the most complex ganache and mousse, from cakes to cookies to chilled desserts, chocolate will give you the opportunity to best use your imagination, making you realize delicacies that will delight anyone.
Chocolates are an irresistible passion for pastry and culinary art in general is the undisputed ruler of many delicious recipes, both sweet and savory, that delight the nose and palate. Every moment is the right one to taste a slice with the tea at 5, or in the morning, to be dipped in milk for a special breakfast that with its unmistakable aroma of cocoa will awaken even the most little ones.
A slice of chocolate cake cannot possibly solve all the problems but sometimes it helps to lift the mood. With so many recipes and variations to prepare the homemade chocolate cake, you can meet all the needs or follow your tastes. If you love both chocolate and the taste of coffee, you can combine these two ingredients into one. Preparing the chocolate cake without eggs is also very simple with flour, milk, sugar, cocoa powder and a teaspoon of baking powder.
In fact you can decide to prepare the cake classic chocolate for a birthday party or for a tasty snack, with dark chocolate, milk, butter and eggs, or a vegan chocolate cake or even a gluten free chocolate cake. It is for you to experiment and change some ingredients when necessary. For example choosing the oil instead of butter, you will get a lighter dessert, or you can replace white sugar with raw cane sugar or a natural sweetener of your choice. The chocolate cake with soft heart is prepared from dark chocolate and wheat flour.
Keep your chocolate cake in a glass jar for 2-3 days at most. A dessert so simple and good, you can customize in many ways. Try to add to the mix the grated rind of an orange or the white chocolate chips or even the coarsely chopped hazelnuts and you will see, each variant will be a blockbuster.
This chocolate cake recipe is very versatile and to transform it into a more structured dessert, we will decorate it with cream and berries. You can also prepare this cake for a party or a dinner to finish with a flourish. Here is the recipe from which to take inspiration to prepare the classic chocolate cake.
Preparation Time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 60 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories per serving: 375 calories per 100 gms
240 g dark chocolate
200 g butter
225 g sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
50 g flour
50 g potato starch
To prepare the chocolate cake, melt the chocolate in a double boiler with half the butter in a pan. Stir occasionally until the mixture is well blended. Take off the heat and add the remaining butter into small pieces and mix well. Pour the mixture into a large bowl and let cool.
In another bowl mix eggs with the sugar. Sift together flour, starch and yeast. Add to the egg and sugar. Mix everything smoothly. Grease and flour the edge of a round mold with a diameter of 26 by 5 cm. Cover the bottom with a disc of baking paper and pour the mixture in spoonfuls.
Bake in preheated oven at 190 degrees for forty-five minutes. To verify that the chocolate cake is cooked inside do the toothpick test and if this comes out dry then the cake is ready. Do not open the oven for 10 minutes.
Take out from the oven, immediately invert the cake on a sheet of aluminum foil. Gently remove the baking paper, and place the cake on wire rack and let cool. Transfer your chocolate cake on a platter and sprinkle with icing sugar.