I MADE A CAKE! AND I'M EXCITED ABOUT IT! AND IT WAS GOOD!

So here is my first recipe on this blog :) I made a flourless chocolate cake for our half year anniversary. It was super easy and the cake is really rich and moist in the center, while the outside is very chewy. I really liked it and now I can't wait to try more recipes.

Here's what you'll need...
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • one pinch of salt
  • 200 g of butter
  • 350 grams of dark chocolate
  • cocoa or confectioner's sugar for dusting the cake

First, you have to melt the butter and chocolate in a water bath (I hope that's the right expression). Basically you bring a pot of water to a boil, and put a heatproof bowl with the broken up chocolate, salt and butter over it. Then you stir until it all melts. In a separate bowl, mix eggs and sugar until combined and light. Wait for the chocolate and butter to cool (otherwise you risk cooking the eggs!), then pour it in the egg mixture. And that's your batter! Pour it in a cake pan of your choice - I used one with a 27 cm diameter - and bake at around 160° Celsius for anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. To test if the cake is ready, put a tooth pick in the center and if it comes out clean, your cake is done. If it's wet, you need to bake it for a while longer. Oh, and don't worry if your cake cracks on top, it's perfectly normal for this recipe. After you take the cake out and cool it, take a sifter and dust a layer of cocoa or sugar over the top. Yum!

I think this would also make a grat batter for brownies because it's very rich and moist (how many times have I said that now?) You could just add some nuts :)

Hope you liked my super simple recipe. Next week I'm making a carrot cake for the boy's birthday! :)

P.S. As mentioned in my previous post, the boy has started writing a blog. Please check it out here: http://aguysmindslo.blogspot.com/ And keep an eye out for my guest posts! ^^