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Melt in your mouth chocolate cake

A rich, indulgent choclate cake full of flavour and with a unique melt in your mouth texture.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins


  • 200 g dark chocolate
  • 200 g butter softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 150 g sugar
  • 80 g ground almonds
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp confectioners sugar
  • 2 tbsp chocolate shavings


  • Preheat your oven to 200°C / 392° F
  • Break the chocolate into chunks and melt it slowly in a bain-marie.
  • Meanwhile line a 24cm / 9inch round cake pan with baking paper or grease it real well.
  • Add the butter to the chocolate. Let it melt and carefully stir it in. Once it's fully incorporated, take of the heat and set aside.
  • In a big bowl wisk the eggs and sugar until foamy (for at least 5min).
  • Add the almonds, baking powder and cinnamon.
  • Finally add the chocolate-butter mixture and carefully stir it in.
  • Fill evenly into the cake tin and bake for 25min on the middle rack or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool for a bit before you take it out of the tin. Dust with confectioners sugar and chocolate chavings before serving.


Try to use high quality chocolate for it and not only baking chocolate. You will certainly taste the difference.
The original recipe my Mum gave me, didn't call for any baking powder. I tried it many times without and it came out great but that little bit of baking powder in this recipe make the cake just a bit fluffier.