Chocolate and butter cake

Who doesn’t like chocolate cake! This delicious chocolate and butter cake it’s simple to prepare, with few ingredients, topped in the end with a delicious chocolate cream!

Chocolate and butter cake on a plate

Chocolate and butter cake | Food From Portugal

INGREDIENTS FOR THIS RECIPE

Here you'll find all the ingredients needed to make this recipe:

Eggs
All-purpose flour
Granulated sugar
Baking powder
Chocolate powder
Butter
Dark chocolate
Whipping cream

Below you’ll find the correct measurement of all ingredients and the step-by-step guide for this recipe.

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE AND BUTTER CAKE:

Step 1:
For the cake: Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Grease a round cake pan with margarine and dust with some flour.

Step 2: Beat the eggs, sugar and butter until obtain a homogeneous mixture. Add the chocolate powder and mix for 3 to 4 minutes until it’s nicely incorporated. Add the flour mixed with the baking powder and beat until a creamy and homogeneous mixture.

Step 3: Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake about 40 to 45 minutes.Chocolate and butter cake | Food From Portugal

Step 4: Remove the cake from the oven and unmold onto a plate. Let cool completely.

Step 5:
For the cream: In a bowl, melt in the microwave the chocolate broken into pieces and the butter. Remove from microwave and whisk until a creamy mixture. Add the cream and mix until obtain a homogeneous and creamy mixture.

Step 6: Cover the cake with the cream, garnish with grated chocolate and serve.

Chocolate and butter cake | Food From Portugal

TIPS FOR THIS RECIPE

1. When preheating the oven, make sure you have all ingredients ready to start making the cake.

2. Place the oven rack in the middle. This allows the hot air to circulate evenly around the cake, resulting in even cooking.

3. When placing the cake in the oven, the oven should not be too hot, if it is, the cake will rise too quickly and there will be no time for the inside of the cake to cook at the same speed (what often happens is the cake sinks in the middle). If the oven is too hot, leave the oven door open until the temperature drops a little.

4. Never open the oven door while the cake is baking. The kitchen temperature is always lower than the oven temperature, what will happen is that the oven temperature will drop and the risk of the cake sinks in the middle increases.

5. The first thing to do before taking the cake out of the oven, is to stick a toothpick in the center of the cake. If it's dry, it's cooked. Turn off the oven and leave the cake in the oven for another 5 minutes.

6. Do not open the oven door all the way, leave the door open about 10 to 15 centimeters (4 inches to 6 inches) and wait another 5 or 10 minutes so that the heat enters the kitchen and there is no temperature shock that causes the cake to collapse (the time depends on the season of the year, if it is summer leave it for about 5 minutes, if it is winter 10 minutes).

Chocolate and butter cake

Chocolate and butter cake on a plate

Who doesn’t like chocolate cake! This delicious chocolate and butter cake it’s simple to prepare, with few ingredients, topped in the end with a delicious chocolate cream!

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Category: Breakfast, Cakes, Chocolate, Recipes
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Servings:: 14 slices
Prep Time: 25 m
Cook Time: 40 m
Total Time: 1:05 h

Ingredients

    For the cake:

  • 5 medium eggs
  • 175 grams (1 1/4 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 150 grams (2/3 cup) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 100 grams (3/4 cup) chocolate powder
  • 100 grams (1/2 cup) butter to room temperature
  • For the cream:

  • 100 grams (3 1/2 ounces) dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 50 ml (1/4 cup) whipping cream

Directions

  1. For the cake:
    Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Grease a round cake pan (22 x 7 centimeters (8 2/3 x 2 3/4 inches)) with margarine and dust with some flour.
  2. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the eggs, sugar and butter until obtain a homogeneous mixture. Add the chocolate powder 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 a creamy and homogeneous mixture.
  3. 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).
  4. Remove the cake from the oven and unmold onto a plate. Let cool completely.
  5. For the cream:
    In a bowl, melt in the microwave the chocolate broken into pieces and the butter. Remove from microwave and whisk until a creamy mixture. Add the cream and mix until obtain a homogeneous and creamy mixture.
  6. Cover the cake with the cream, garnish with grated chocolate and serve.
Chocolate and butter cake
Nutrition facts
Serves 14 slices
Per Serving:
% DAILY VALUE
Calories 232
Total Fat 11 g(14%)
Saturated Fat 4.5 g(22%)
Cholesterol 64 mg(21%)
Sodium 77 mg(3%)
Total Carbohydrate 31 g(11%)
Protein 7.5 g
 

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