The chocolate cake is the typical dessert prepared by our mothers to cuddle. A soft cake made adding chocolate, to make young and old happy.
It is quick to prepare but really enjoyed by the little ones and it can be enriched in many ways. Everyone will love it!
- 2 and ¾ cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 100 g dark chocolate
- 5 eggs at room temperature
- 8 g of baking powder
- ¼ cup whole milk
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 cup butter at room temperature
Start melting the dark chocolate. Break it up and let it melt in a bain-marie, stirring occasionally, or put the chocolate in the microwave for a few seconds.
Use the type of chocolate you prefer. For example, children may prefer a milk chocolate cake, even sweeter and with a more delicate flavor than this version with dark chocolate.
Meanwhile, in a fairly large bowl, put the diced butter and let it soften at room temperature. Beat the butter, using the electric mixer, or a whisk to reduce it to a cream and then, little by little, add the sugar and continue to beat until you get a well homogeneous mixture.
Now add, one at a time, the eggs and continue to beat, trying to incorporate an egg well before inserting the other. In this way, in fact, you will obtain an extremely soft and homogeneous sweet.
If your guests are allergic to eggs or you want a less caloric dessert, prepare the cake without eggs, using white yogurt instead.
Incorporate the chocolate, which you melted a little earlier and which will now be lukewarm, and add a pinch of salt. Separately, in another bowl, combine the flour and baking powder, sifting them. This operation is extremely important because it will prevent your preparation from creating lumps when you are going to incorporate the flours.
Now add the flour a little at a time to the butter, the eggs and the chocolate, alternating a little milk, to mix all the best. Be careful not to use milk that has just come out of the refrigerator, but always prefer milk at room temperature. So, if your milk is in the fridge go out a little ‘before starting the preparation of the cake.
When you have incorporated all the ingredients, take a cake tin with a diameter of about 8,67-9,45 inc., butter it and flour it well so as your cake will not risk sticking to the bottom of the cake tin. Completed this step, add the mixture made inside the cake pan, leveling it with a spatula or the back of a spoon. It is important that the dough is well balanced to avoid having a sweet visibly distorted and not particularly beautiful to serve to your guests.
Put in a preheated oven at 350°F for about 60 minutes. To avoid waiting when your dough is ready, turn the oven on and start heating it when you start preparing. To control the baking of the cake, since its dark color may deceive you, use a toothpick.
The chocolate cake is kept very well for several days if covered or under a glass jar.