Boiled Chocolate Cake

While not the most popular way to bake a cake, this recipe makes the best fudgy, moist and delicious chocolate cake!

what you'll need
  • 250 g unsalted butter
  • 260 g self raising flour (sifted)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 50 g cocoa powder (sifted)
  • 3 eggs
  • 400 g sugar
  • 125 ml water
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 150 ml double cream
  • 150 g dark chocolate
  • 2 tsp butter
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step 1

Add the butter in a small pot over medium heat and wait until fully melted.

step 2

Continue by adding the sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and water, and stir until all ingredients are combined. Set aside to cool (approx 5 minutes).

step 3

Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and add the flour, baking powder and egg. Continue stirring until you have a smooth cake batter.

step 4

Butter up your cake pan (around 26cm), transfer the cake batter and bake in a pre-heated oven at 170°C (340ºF) for 45 minutes.

step 5

Ganache: Add the double cream in a small pot, bring it to a boil and add the dark chocolate and butter. Stir until the chocolate is melted and fully combined with the cream.

step 6

Allow the cake to cool and pour over the ganache until it’s fully covered.

Boiled Chocolate Cake

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