If you have recently decided to live healthy and avoid chocolate, sweets and work on your cholesterol level you should probably stop reading now....
This month's Irish Foodies Cookalong theme was "chocolate", there could not be a better theme for my very first cookalong. I decided to go the traditional route and to make a Chocolate Cake. A decadent (1lb of chocolate...), moist, melt-in-your-mouth-succulent cake, which wont take hours of slaving in the kitchen... I think this 3 ingredients (no flour :)) Chocolate Overdose Cake will please even the biggest Chocaholic, and it's so simple to make.
- 450g Chocolate (broken into pieces - I used half dark/half milk- It's down to your own preference
- 225g Butter (cut into pieces)
- 8 large eggs (cold)
Grease an 8inch round cake tin and preheat your oven to 160degrees.
Whisk the eggs until they're very, very fluffy, about 5mins. Melt the butter and chocolate together .
Slowly fold in the melted butter-chocolate mix into the whisked eggs, trying to keep as much air in as possible
(If you feel that your batter is too runny at this stage you can add a bit of cocoa or flour, but I didn't need to).
Scrape the mixture into the prepared form, fill a roasting tin with water and place your cake tin in the water bad. Bake for approx 25-27mins, the cake should have a crust like a brownie, but still look quite wobbly in the middle. Leave it in the tin to cool, once cool cover it and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
Take the cake out of the fridge 30mins before serving. Sprinkle with icing sugar.
This cake is so decadent, I dare you to ask for another piece... Enjoy!