The best Chocolate Cake Ever!!!!




  • 400g of darkest, best chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 250g of unsalted butter
  • 5 large eggs
  • 4 tbsp of caster sugar
  • 125g of almond meal
  • 125g of plain flour
  • 1tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • Butter for greasing



125ml of thickend cream

125 ml of dark chocolate



  • Preheat the oven 160C.
  • Rub butter and base line a 23cm/9 inches cake tin.
  • Place the butter and the chocolate in a small saucepan and melt it over a large saucepan of simmering water (bain-marie method). Add the vanilla.
  • Beat the sugar and the eggs until light and fluffy which should be about 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Sieve the almond meal and flour.
  • Fold the baking powder, flour and almond meal into the egg mixture and finally the chocolate mixture.
  • Mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and bake for about 45 minutes or until cooked tested with a skewer.
  • Cool the cake in the tin.
  • For the glaze heat the cream and once almost boiling mix the chocolate. Stir until chocolate is melted and smooth.
  • Once the cake is cool spread the cake with the glaze.