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Chocolate Truffle – Cake Recipe

  • Making time 40 minutes
  • Preparation time  20 minutes


  • 250 g plain dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 50 ml double cream
  • 125 g unsalted butter
  • Four eggs, separated
  • 125 g caster sugar
  • Two tablespoons cocoa powder sifted
  • Icing sugar, for dusting

Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby-awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.

– Lemony Snicket


  1. Melt the chocolate, butter and cream together in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Remove from the heat and leave to cool for 5 minutes
  2. Whisk the egg yolk with 75 g of sugar until pale and stir in the cooled chocolate mixture.
  3. Whisk the egg whites in a large clean bowl until softly peaking then whisk in the remaining sugar. Fold in the egg yolk mixture with sifted cocoa powder until evenly incorporated.
  4. Pour the cake mixture into an oiled based-line 23 cm spring-form cake tin that has been lightly dusted all over with a little extra cocoa powder. Bake in a preheated oven at 1800C and set the timer for 35 minutes.
  5. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes then turn out on a serving plate, and serve in wedges, while still warm, with whipped cream and strawberries.