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Chocolate cake

Tempt your partner with this indulgent chocolate and cream dessert.

Mini chocolate cake topped with cream and served with strawberries
Serves
6
Price*
£0.56 Per Serving
Ready in**
50 Minutes
 

Nutritional information

Each serving of this recipe contains 620 calories, which is 31 percent of your reference intake for calories.
The sugar is rated HIGH with 37 grams, which is 41 percent of your reference intake for sugar.
The fat is rated HIGH with 42.1 grams, which is 60 percent of your reference intake for fat.
The saturated fat is rated HIGH with 22.3 grams, which is 112 percent of your reference intake for saturated fat.
Salt is rated at LOW with 0.6 grams, which is 10 percent of your reference intake for salt. skip to ingredients and directions

Calories
620
31%
HIGH
Sugar
37g
41%
HIGH
Fat
42.1g
60%
HIGH
Sat Fat
22.3g
112%
LOW
Salt
0.6g
10%
*Prices are intended as guideline only.
**Cook times are intended as guidelines only.

What it takes

  • 25g Asda Plain Flour
  • 1/2 level tsp baking powder
  • 1 level tbsp cocoa powder
  • 25g ground almonds
  • 50g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
  • 1 tbsp cold strong black coffee
  • 50g butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 large free-range egg, separated
  • 50g caster sugar
  • Cream and berries, to serve

How to make it

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease the inside of two ramekins, then line the bases with baking paper. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and cocoa. Stir in the almonds and set aside.
  2. Break the chocolate into squares and put it in a bowl over a pan of simmering water until the chocolate has melted – make sure the base doesn't touch the water or the chocolate will overheat. Remove the bowl from the pan and add the coffee and butter, but don't stir.
  3. Whisk the egg white until it forms stiff, glossy peaks. Add the sugar, a teaspoon at a time, whisking until stiff after each addition.
  4. Stir the chocolate mixture until smooth, then stir in the egg yolk.
  5. Gently fold in the egg white and sugar and the flour mixture into the melted chocolate. Turn into the ramekins and bake for 25 minutes. Leave in the dishes to cool for 5 minutes, then turn out and cool completely before serving with cream and berries.