Vanda’s chocolate cake

2012-11-06
  • Servings : 14 slices
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 40m
  • Ready In : 1:20 h
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Want to impress at a party or in an important lunch? This cake has excellent presentation, it’s delicious and everyone will love it! Bon appetit!

Units: Metric / (Units: US)

Ingredients

  • For the cake:
  • 5 eggs
  • 100 ml / (6 3/4 tablespoons) milk
  • 125 grams / (4 1/2 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 150 grams / (5 1/3 ounces) brown sugar
  • 200 grams / (7 ounces) dark chocolate
  • 150 grams / (5 1/3 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • For the filling:
  • 200 ml / (3/4 cup and 1 1/2 tablespoons) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar to beat the cream

Directions

    Step 1


    For the cake:

    Preheat the oven to 180ºC / (350ºF). Grease a round cake pan (24 x 8 centimeters / (9 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches)) with margarine and dust with some flour.

    Step 2


    Separate the yolks from the whites. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form and store in the fridge.

    Step 3


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

    Step 4


    In an electric mixer, beat on medium speed the egg yolks and the sugar until a creamy and homogeneous mixture. Add the chocolate, the milk and mix for 3 to 4 minutes until it’s nicely incorporated. Reduce the mixer speed to low, add the flour mixed with the baking powder and beat until obtain a homogeneous mixture. Finally, fold gently with a spatula the beaten egg whites.

    Step 5


    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


    When the cake is cooked, unmold onto a plate and let cool.

    Step 7


    For the filling:

    Beat the cream with the powdered sugar until stiff peaks form.

    Step 8


    Slice the cake in half with a long knife and fill the cake with half of the cream. Cover with the top slice of the cake and spread with the remaining cream.

    Step 9


    Garnish with granulated chocolate and serve. Store the cake in the fridge.

Vanda's chocolate cake | Food From Portugal

Nutrition facts per serving (14 slices):

Calories: 300
 
Total Fat: 18.5 g(29%)
 
Saturated Fat: 11.5 g(58%)
 
Cholesterol: 101 mg(34%)
 
Sodium: 97 mg(4%)
 
Total Carbohydrate: 29 g(10%)
 
Protein: 5 g
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