Moelleux au Chocolat / French Chocolate Cake

Karine Vigaelles introduced us to Moelleux au Chocolat, a French style chocolate cake. It is dense and delicious. We immediately asked for the recipe and Karine pointed us to the blog of a friend of hers, Isabelle Bonneau. The blog is called “La soupe à la citrouille”; isn’t it amazing how even “Pumpkin Soup” can sound fabulous in French. Anyway, I have loosely translated Isabelle’s recipe and put it into my own style.

Moelleux au Chocolat / French Chocolate Cake
Serves 6
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
  1. 4 eggs
  2. 150 grams caster sugar
  3. 200 grams of dark chocolate with 70% cocoa
  4. 3 teaspoons water
  5. 125 grams butter
  6. 50 grams flour
  1. Separate the whites from the yolks.
  2. In a bowl, mix the egg yolks and caster sugar until the mixture becomes white and foamy.
  3. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in microwave with 3 teaspoons of water.
  4. Pour the melted chocolate into the sugar-egg mixture.
  5. Add the flour, melted butter and four egg whites to the mixture and beat until stiff.
  6. Butter a 20cm diameter cake pan and pour in the cake mix.
  7. Bake at 170º C for 15 to 20 minutes. Cooking should be short to keep the smoothness of the cake. The point of the knife should come out candy.
  8. Remove the cake from the oven and let cool before unmolding.
  1. Serve with custard or a scoop of ice cream.
Adapted from Moelleux au Chocolat / La soupe à la citrouille
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