Real Chocolate Chocolate Cake With Ganache

Recipe by Noo8820
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 6-12




  • Preheat the oven to 170 degrees/gas 3.
  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave on low (or in a bain-marie).
  • In a bowl, cream together the butter and 100g of the sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks, one by one, mixing well.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff. Add remaining sugar to them; whisk until thick and glossy.
  • Pour the chocolate into the creamed butter mixture and mix well.
  • Using a metal spoon, fold in the whisked whites and cornflour in two batches.
  • Pour into a lined 20cm cake tin, and bake for approx 40 minutes until set and cooked through.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool in the tin for 15 minutes, then invert onto a serving plate.
  • For the ganache:
  • In a pan, bring the cream to a boil. Place the chocolate into a heatproof bowl and pour in the cream, mixing well. Mix in the butter and spread ganache over the cake.
  • Allow to cool before serving.