Serenella’s Amazing Chocolate Cake

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Serenella’s Amazing Chocolate Cake

>Serenella is one of our lovely instructors at our cooking school in Italy. This moist, rich cake is addictive!

  • Prep Time: 0 hours
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  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12


  • 225 g (8 oz) + 225 g (8 oz)(for the ganache) good quality dark chocolate
  • 225 g (1.1 cups) sugar
  • 6 eggs, whites and yolks separated
  • 60 g (half cup) plain flour
  • 175 g (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 225 g (just under 1 cup) fresh heavy cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/355°F.
  2. Melt 225 grams of chocolate in a double boiler. Add the butter and mix well to dissolve.
  3. Mix together the flour, sugar and lightly beaten egg yolks .
  4. Add the chocolate and butter to this mixture.
  5. Whisk the egg whites.
  6. Fold the egg whites very gently into the chocolate mixture.
  7. Line a 20cm cake tin with baking/parchment paper, pour in the mixture, level off and bake for 35 minutes at 180°C/355°F .
  8. Allow to cool, then take out of the tin and turn over (it tends to collapse a little in the middle – do not worry).
  9. Melt the remaining 225 grams of chocolate in a double boiler, add the cream and mix well until you have a smooth, fairly thick ganache.
  10. Cover the entire cake with the chocolate ganache.
  11. Refrigerate.
  12. Remove from the refrigerator an hour before eating.
  13. Wait at least a couple of hours after taking out of the oven and frosting to eat this! If you can.

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