Seeing as it is Valentine’s day soon, I’m pleased to introduce my new favourite chocolate cake! This recipe is the ultimate decadent cake recipe, it’s extremely indulgent. The chocolate cake itself is covered with a soft chocolate icing that gives a nice gooey texture to the dessert. It’s the perfect dessert for a romantic dinner!!
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought it would be a good opportunity to share with you this new perfect chocolate cake recipe. It is perfect because it’s probably the easiest chocolate cake recipe I have ever made: there are no beaten egg whites and you mix all the ingredients in the same bowl. Also the texture of the chocolate cake is similar to a chocolate fondant. The preparation time is very fast, 20 minutes, and the baking time 20 minutes.
And in order to make it look more like a Valentine’s Day cake, I decided to use a heart shape cake dish and, once the icing is spread, add some fresh red fruit slices or pieces, such as strawberries or raspberries for the decoration. For any special Valentine’s Day dessert, you can easily find a heart shape cake dish online here.
So happy Valentine’s Day and bon appétit!!
My Valentine’s Day chocolate cake
- Fot the cake:
- A little bit of butter and flour for the cake dish
- 7 oz. (200gr) dark cooking chocolate
- 3,5 oz. (100gr) butter
- 3 eggs
- 3.5 oz (100gr) brown sugar
- 1,8 oz. (50gr) flour
For the chocolate icing:
- 3,5 oz (100gr) dark cooking chocolate
- 1,4 oz. (40gr) butter
- 2,8 oz. (80gr) icing sugar
- 3 tbsp water
- Pre-heat the oven at 350ºF (180ºC) in conventional mode.
- Line the cake dish with a little bit of butter and flour.
- Break the chocolate in small pieces and melt in a pot over low heat along with the butter.
- In the meantime break the eggs in a big bowl and use a whisk to mix them with the sugar and the sieve flour.
- Incorporate the melted chocolate and butter to the dry ingredients in the bowl, and mix well with the whisk.
- Pour the mixture in the cake dish and bake for 20 minutes. The chocolate cake may look a little bit uncooked but it is normal.
- Let it rest outside of the oven for 10 minutes then remove from the pan in a nice dish and let it cool down while you prepare the chocolate icing.
- For the icing, break the chocolate in small pieces in a pot and melt gently in a bain-marie with a silicone spatula.
- Add the butter to the chocolate and mix gently until melted, then incorporate the icing sugar.
- Remove the pot from the heat and pour the water in the chocolate mixture. The texture has to be very creamy. If not, you can heat the pot a little bit more until you reach the good texture.
- Let it cool down a few minutes until tepid and decorate the cake with the icing.