Rich Chocolate Cake Recipe

(107 ratings)

Richest, Sickiest Chocolate Cake Ever
ServesAt least 10
Total Time1 hours 15 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories540 Kcal27%
Fat35 g50%
Saturated Fat21 g105%


  • 250g salted butter, cubed (or unsalted and add a pinch of sea salt)
  • 400g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 250g golden caster sugar
  • 5 large free-range eggs,separated
  • clotted cream, to serve

You will need:

  • a 23cm deep springform tin, lined with baking parchment


  1. Heat the oven to 150C, gas 2. Melt the butter and chocolate in a large bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, stirring occasionally.

  2. In a small pan, gently heat the sugar with 4tbsp water until dissolved. Increase the heat and bring to the boil for 1 minute. Stir through the chocolate mixture,remove from the heat andallow to cool slightly. Stir through the egg yolks and set aside.

  3. Whisk the egg whites to a medium peak and fold into the cooled chocolate mixture. Pour into the tin and bake on a baking tray for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until there is only a slight wobble in the centre.

  4. Allow to cool in the tin overnight and serve with clotted cream.

Jane Curran

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