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Moist and Rich Chocolate Gateau

Moist and Rich Chocolate Gateau

This is a moist and rich chocolate cake recommended for chocolate lovers.

Ingredients: 15 cm round cake pan or heart mould made from milk cartons

Milk chocolate bar
100 g
Butter
40 g
Egg (medium size)
2
Sugar
50 g
Cocoa powder
20 g
Cake flour
10 g
Rum Liquor
1 tablespoon
Cocoa powder (for garnish)
as needed

Steps

1. Sift the flour and cocoa powder. Separate the egg yolks and whites. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
2. Finely chop the chocolate. Melt together with the butter in a double boiler.
3. Make a meringue with the egg whites by adding 10 g of sugar in 3 batches, whipping until stiff peaks form.
4. In a separate bowl, cream the egg yolks and 20 g of sugar until white.
5. Whisk cocoa powder into the chocolate mixture. Combine well. Add the creamed egg yolks from Step 4, as well as the rum. Mix again.
6. Whisk 1/3 of the meringue into the batter. Then change to a rubber spatula and fold in the remaining meringue in 2 batches.
7. Use a fold-and-cut motion to combine the flour.
8. Pour into a mould, smoothing the surface with a rubber spatula. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes.
9. After the cake has cooled down, remove from the mould and sprinkle on cocoa powder with a tea strainer.
10. Double the amount of ingredients if you're planning to use a 18 cm mould. The baking time is the same. Powdered sugar was used as a topping here.
11. When giving this as a gift, presenting it on a lace paper dolly wrapped in a cellophane bag prevents the cake from losing its shape.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make a moist chocolate cake.