Best chocolate cake

Best chocolate cake



  • 125g butter
  • 200g brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 250g flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon warm water


Chocolate Mixture

  • 150g bittersweet chocolate (try Whitakers Ghana Dark)
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • few drops vanilla
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten


Preheat oven to 180ºC and grease a 24cm cake tin.

Make the chocolate mixture first.

Gently melt the chocolate with sugar, milk and vanilla in a saucepan.

Add egg yolk and cook over gentle heat until mixture thickens slightly. Allow to cool.

Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.

Beat egg yolks lightly (reserve whites) and mix yolks with milk, then add to butter mixture alternately with flour.

Add to the cooled chocolate mixture and combine well.

Dissolve baking soda in warm water and stir into mixture.

Whisk egg whites until creamy, then fold into mixture.

Pour into prepared tin and bake for 50 – 60 minutes or until cake tests clean.

Cool cake completely before cutting. This cake does not require icing.

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