Mama this month got her heart on (actually she is such a doll that she always has her heart on) and had us look for Chocolate cake recipes.
I ended-up having to try a few out and this one was our absolute favourite from a great blog called shutterbean a gorgeous looking blog with super recipes and inspiring photography.
Winning Hearts & Minds Chocolate Cake
Serves 8 (or two people in my case!)
- 7 ounces (200 grams) best-quality dark chocolate
- 7 ounces (200 grams) unsalted European-style butter, cut into ½-inch cubes
- 1 1/3 cup (250 grams) granulated sugar
- 5 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon unbleached all-purpose flour
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, and butter an 8-inch round cake pan. Line the base of the pan with parchment, and butter the parchment too. (I used two pans as I wanted this cake to go a bit further and I knew it was going to be super rich)
Finely chop the chocolate with a serrated knife and melt it gently with the butter in a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring regularly to combine.
(yeah, didn’t bother cutting it all up)
Add the sugar to the chocolate-butter mixture, stirring well, and set aside to cool for a few moments.
Then add the eggs one by one, stirring well after each addition, and then add the flour. The batter should be smooth, dark, and utterly gorgeous. (don’t you just love Molly’s writing?)
Pour batter into the buttered cake pan
and bake for approximately 25 minutes, or until the center of the cake looks set and the top is shiny and a bit crackly-looking. (I usually set the timer for 20 minutes initially, and then I check the cake every two minutes thereafter until it’s done. At 20 minutes, it’s usually quite jiggly in the center. You’ll know it’s done when it jiggles only slightly, if at all.) Let the cake cool in its pan on a rack for 10 minutes; then carefully turn the cake out of the pan and revert it, so that the crackly side is facing upward. Allow to cool completely. The cake will deflate slightly as it cools.
Serve in wedges at room temperature with a loose dollop of ever-so-slightly sweetened whipped cream.
Looks absolutely delicious! My counters look like that too when I bake (I have help too.) But it's wonderful!!! = o)
Scrumptious looking. Great cake.
Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl said:
I love having helpers in the kitchen! =) Your cake looks so yummy!
Nicole @ the Daily Dish said:
I can't believe this recipe only calls for 5 ingredients… it looks SO yummy. I also love that you don't have to chop up the chocolate and can use it in big chunks like that. My hand will thank you for that! Can't wait to try this.Hope you'll stop by and check out mine.
A Taste of Alaska said:
I have all the ingredients in my pantry. I'm making this tonight! Yum.
Vivian - Let's Try These... said:
what a cute little helper you have! The cake looks yummy!
Your cake looks delicious. Yum! How could it be bad with such a cute helper?!
What a cute little helper you have there! I love how simple your cake is and I also love your cake pans! I've never seen pans like that.
The Crunchy Mamacita said:
YUM! I love those pans too! I made the Black Magic Cake w/ White Chocolate Buttercream Icing. I would love for you to visit my new food blog, The Sweet Spot, and link up your recipes to my Mouthwatering Monday Link Party!
Hearty Appletite said:
Oh yum! Love the picture of your little girl, too 🙂
Swanky Baby's Mom said:
Following you from the Made in a Day blog hop! I hope you will stop by Swanky Baby and follow back too! Have a good day!swankybaby.net
Dark, rich and dense, my favorite when it comes to chocolate. Great CCC entry.If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Crazy Cooking Challenge entry: Double Chocolate Meyer Lemon Mousse CakeLisa~~Cook Lisa Cook
Enjoy that help they'll be graduating before you know….Your cake pans,,,I love them. Been looking for some. and your cake looks very tasty and chocolate. andi
Jennifer Sikora said:
This cake sounds easy and delicious! Come visit me. I am number 63.
Life In The Thrifty Lane said:
Looks so delicious, send me a slice!!! LOL
The Lovely Mrs. P said:
Wow how in the world did you find all these pics!! Yum! How to pic just one…Thank you for posting my Pinterest pic to your page!! If you make a chair let me know!! Kim@madeinadayhttp://madeinaday.com
Thanks everyone! Off to see all of your entries. ;0)
Yummy, this sounds so good with cut up chocolate!! Now what's the difference between normal butter and European style butter? Just curious. Mmm…http://kaylasmalltownlife.blogspot.com/2012/02/black-magic-cake-with-pb-frosting.html
It's supposed to be richer BUT I'm a proud Canadian and too cheap to pay for European butter.Be a proud whatever you are and use what is inexpensive and local. It's always fresher. :0)
This looks fantastic! So simple and deliciously chocolately 🙂
So easy to make and I'll bet absolutely delicious. I'm sure you tested it out on your helper… she's so handy, and all. Love anything with few ingredients. Thanks for sharing. Come visit when you can; I'm entry #29 Solar Baked Pear and Chocolate Upside Down Cake
Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING said:
Lovely and Simple looking Cake! Thanks for participating, come check out my Whopper Cake, if you haven't had a chance yet (it's #1 in the linky party)!
Kim Bee said:
This looks delicious. And how lucky to have such a cute little helper in the kitchen.
Very nice cake! With such a cute helper, this must have been fun to make, too.
Miz Helen said:
Your little helper is just precious, making wonderful memories together. Your cake looks delicious! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week!Miz Helen#7
April Tuell Angels Homestead said:
Yum, another gluten free cake recipe, I'm in good company! 🙂 Your little helper is a sweetheart.
Words Of Deliciousness said:
Yummy looking cake! Your little helper is a cutie.
Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family said:
I thought you took the photo at my house…the counter is often messy and usually contains a small girl sitting and snacking.Your helper is precious and your cake delicious 🙂