French Chocolate Cake

  • Easy
  • 1h
  • 8 servings
  • Sweet


  • 150g of sugar (set 3 tbsp aside)
  • 275g of chocolate, chopped
  • 175g butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 40g of flour
  • pinch of salt
  • icing sugar, for decoration
  • 160°C
  • 45min

  • Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until soft peaks form.
  • Add the 3 tbsp of sugar to the eggs whites and beat until it becomes stiff.
  • Set the meringue aside.
  • Put the chocolate, the butter and sugar in a pan and cook over low heat until melted.
  • Add vanilla extract to the chocolate mixture and leave to cool.
  • Beat the egg yolks, one at a time, into the chocolate.
  • Add the flour to the mixture.
  • Add gradually the meringue to the chocolate mixture. Try to fold it into the mixture.
  • Butter a 23cm round tin (I used a springform tin (cheesecake tin)) and sprinkle with sugar, then pour the cake mixture in it.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 160°C for 40 to 45 minutes.
  • When ready, try to unmold carefully and let it cool on a wire rack, then decorate with icing sugar on top.

enjoy your homemade treat!