Chocolate Cake

You need the following.

Ingredients:

  • 200g of chocolate[1].
  • 125g of butter.
  • 150g of sugar.
  • 75g of self-rising flour[2].
  • 4 eggs.

Utensils:

  • 1 fork or spoon for mixing.
  • 1 spoon for putting putting flour and sugar in the measuring cup.
  • 1 measuring cup.
  • 1 spatula.
  • 1 medium bowl to hold the dough. Must withstand micro-wave oven.
  • 1 cake mold (at least 25 cm large and 5 centimeters deep).
  • optionally: a kitchen scale[3].

Preparation:

You can use a little bit more of flour and butter to butter and flour the cake mold so that the cake does not stick to the mold.

Pre heat the oven at 175C while you are making the dough.

  1. If you want to flour and butter the mold, now is a good time to put a little bit of butter in the mold (about a teaspoon).
  2. Chop the chocolate in small bit and the butter in medium bits in the bowl.
  3. Put that in the microwave on full power for 60–90 seconds.
  4. Mix it with the fork so that the dough is homogeneous.
  5. Add the sugar progressively, mixing with the fork.
  6. Incorporate the eggs, one at a time.
  7. Add the flour progressively, making sure everything is well mixed.
  8. Now that everything is in the dough, spread the butter in the mold and then sprinkle some flour on the butter coating.
  9. Pour the dough in the mold, and put the mold in the oven.
  10. Check[4] the cake status after 27 minutes. It will probably need a couple more minutes.
  11. Once it’s cooked, tak it out of the oven and llet it rest at least 10 minutes.
  12. Enjoy !

  1. I use 60% cacao chocolate - 70% works nice too but is a bit strong.  ↩

  2. It is simpler than adding rising powder, but in a pinch rising powder works too.  ↩

  3. A scale is obviously more precise than a measuring cup, but we’re baking a cake here, so a few grams here or there won’t alter the taste much.  ↩

  4. Stick a knife in it(in the middle).
    - If the knife comes out with dough, it needs at least 5 more minutes.
    - If it is very humid, let it cook for 2–3 more minutes.
    - If it is slightly humid, it should be cooked.
    - If it is dry, then it was too long in the oven ;).  ↩

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