Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a very rich moist chocolate cake. I have made it many times. It is the last birthday cake my father requested before he passed away in 1999. I think it is a Bakers Chocolate recipe

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt chocolate with butter.
  2. Cool.
  3. Beat 2/3 Cup of sugar with egg yolks till thick and lemon coloured.
  4. Add Chocolate mixture and flour. blend well.
  5. Beat egg whites till soft peaks form. Add 2 Tbsp sugar and beat till stiff and shiny peaks form.
  6. Fold Chocolate mixture into egg whites. Blend well.
  7. Pour into greased and floured 9" springform pan.
  8. Bake at 375 for 35 - 40 minute.
  9. Cake will be moist in centre.
  10. Cool.
  11. Cake will fall in centre.
  12. Glaze:.
  13. Melt chocolate with butter and water.
  14. Blend until smooth.
  15. Spread over cake.
  16. Garnish:.
  17. Melt chocolate. Put in Sandwich bag and cut a very small hole in 1 corner. Decorate cake with con centric circles. Starting at the centre draw a knife lightly (do not cut cake) through circles to outside edge. This will create a pattern similar to spider web.


Most Helpful

Being a self-confessed choc-aholic, I have made this dark, decadantly divine dessert many times. If it's made with's got to be good!

Sweet PQ? May 19, 2009

Wow! This is divinely chocolate! Wonderful! My springform pan was a 10 inch so I multiplied the recipe by 1.25 and it worked out perfectly. I didn't do the garnish because I'm not that great at circles (shhh, I'm not telling anyone it was supposed to have one). Everyone said it was definitely a 5, no questions! Thanks for posting.

*Pixie* April 28, 2007

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