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French Food Friday..decadent chocolate cake

photo and recipe from here

I love this recipe as it comes from my of my all time favourite French Chefs, Trish Deseine. Everthing she does is magic!

It is easy to prepare and always goes down a treat but don't just take my word for it, try and see for yourself.......


Decadent Almost flourless Chocolate Cake

Serves: 6-8

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes

You will need
200g good dark chocolate
200g unsalted butter
200g sugar
5 medium eggs
1 level tbsp plain flour
1. Heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.
2. Melt the chocolate with the butter. It’s fine to do this in a microwave, but using a bain marie (a bowl over a pan of simmering water) is good, too. Just don’t do it on direct heat.
3. Let the mixture cool a little, then add the sugar and stir thoroughly.
4. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition, but without beating too much air into the mix. Fold in the flour.
5. Turn into a sandwich tin or a silicone baking mould (22cm) and cook for around 22 minutes. It should be wobbly in the middle when you take it out.
6. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely before turning out the cake.
7. Let it rest in a cool place, covered with foil.
8. Slice and serve with crème fraîche.
Tip: Don’t scrimp on the quality of the chocolate you use, but don’t be tempted to go too dark – around 65% cocoa is good. The most important thing is to try to make this cake the day before, but it’s not a disaster if it’s ready the morning of your dinner.
.....bon appetit à tous, Leeann x


  1. Looks delicious! Cannot wait to try it!

  2. I have to try...
    Love chocolate cakes! This seems to be delicious!
    Have a great week end.
    Bisous, Babi

  3. Dearest Leeann,

    That is truly decadent chocolate cake. The photo looks promising.
    Hugs to you and happy weekend.

  4. any chance you know the amounts for us in America? tsp, Tablespoon, cup...s'il vous plait? Jennifer aka Gigi

  5. ¡Qué bella propuesta me encanta ! abrazos y abrazos


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