Delight chocolate cake

2014-07-23
  • Servings : 14 slices
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 40m
  • Ready In : 60m
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Chocolate is always irresistible and delicious… Imagine this chocolate cake served for snack with a hot cup of tea… Your family and friends will love it!

Units: Metric / (Units: US)

Ingredients

  • 200 grams / (7 ounces) dark chocolate
  • 100 grams / (3 1/2 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 150 grams / (5 1/3 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 6 eggs
  • 150 grams / (5 1/3 ounces) dark brown sugar
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

    Directions

    Step 1


    1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Grease a round cake pan (22 x 10 centimeters / (8 2/3 x 4 inches)) with margarine and dust with some flour.

    Step 2


    1. Put the chocolate broken into pieces and the butter in a bowl and melt in the microwave. Remove from microwave and mix with a fork until a creamy mixture; set aside.

    Step 3


    1. Separate the yolks from the whites. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form and store in the fridge.Delight chocolate cake | Food From Portugal

    Step 4


    1. In an electric mixer, beat on medium speed the egg yolks, the brown sugar and the lemon zest until obtain a creamy mixture. Add the chocolate mixture, the lemon juice, the vanilla extract and mix for 3 to 4 minutes until it’s nicely incorporated. Reduce the mixer speed to low and beat the flour mixed with the baking powder until a quite creamy mixture. Finally, fold gently with a spatula the whipped egg whites.Delight chocolate cake | Food From PortugalDelight chocolate cake | Food From Portugal

    Step 5


    1. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 to 45 minutes (the time depends on the oven).

    Step 6


    1. Remove the cake from oven and unmold onto a plate. Let cool completely and serve.

Delight chocolate cake | Food From PortugalDelight chocolate cake | Food From Portugal

Nutrition facts per serving (14 slices):

Calories: 237
 
Total Fat: 12 g(18%)

 
Saturated Fat: 7 g(36%)
 
Cholesterol: 89 mg(30%)
 
Sodium: 82 mg(3%)
 
Total Carbohydrate: 27.5 g(9%)
 
Protein: 4.5 g
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