"Matilda chocolate cake"
So I don't know how many of you will remember, but in the super old movie, Matilda, the principal had this chocolate cake, and one day a kid Bruce was forced to eat the whole cake? Well this recipe was adapted from that movie!
But beware, this chocolate cake is extremely chocolate-y. So small slices at a time is a good idea..
PS. Tastes great with a cup of coffee/tea or milk for the little ones.
- 250g chocolate
- 3/4 cup butter (softened)
- 1 cup sugar
- 5 tbsp plain flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 6 eggs (separated)
- 250ml full cream
- 250g chocolate
Preheat oven to 180°C
Grease/line cake tin with greaseproof paper
Melt chocolate over a double boiler (to prevent burning of chocolate)
Mix in the butter and stir until melted
Add the flour, baking powder and sugar
Once the above mixture has cooled down a bit, add in the lightly beaten egg yolks (it is extremely NB that the mixture has cooled before adding the egg yolks otherwise they will scramble because of the heat)
Whisk egg whites until there are stiff peaks
Gently fold in half of the eggs whites into the mixture, then carefully fold in the remaining half.
Put mixture into cake tin
Bake for 35-40min
#NB: When you put a toothpick into the cake to check if it is finished baking, the inside will APPEAR insufficiently cooked, but DON'T WORRY. (It's the character of the cake and it will get firmer as it cools.) - You will know its done when it has a THIN CRUST on top of the cake.
- Melt chocolate over a double boiler (to prevent burning of chocolate)
- Add in the cream and mix until the chocolate and cream is fully blended together.
#NB: Allow the cake AND the ganache to cool before putting the ganache on the cake.
PS again: It tastes even better if you let it sit overnight in the fridge afterwards.
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