Gâteau au Chocolat Recipe
Gâteau au Chocolat is French and it means ‘Chocolate Cake’. It is a classic French cake made with ingredients that we usually have at home. This is my favourite chocolate cake, and everyone in my family loves it.
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Total Time: 50 min
Yield: 1 serving (6 inch / 15cm round cake tin removable bottom)
85g chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
65g unsalted butter
25g cocoa powder
1 tsp cake flour
2 egg yolk (40g)
2 egg white (60g)
[ Decoration ]
1 tsp icing sugar
Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler. Mix well with a whisk. Sift the cake flour and cocoa powder together. Add the flour mixture into the melted chocolate mixture. Fold until well combined. Break the egg yolk. Add the sugar in 3 times and beat until pale yellow. Add in melted chocolate mixture. Fold until well combined.
Beat the egg white until foamy. Add the sugar in 3 times and beat until stiff peaks form. Add 1/3 of the egg white to the yolk batter and fold with a spatula until 80% done. Add another 1/3 and fold. Add another 1/3 and fold until well combined.
Pour the batter into the cake tin. Tap the cake tin on table a few times to remove air bubbles. Bake in preheated oven at 160°C for 40 minutes. Leave to cool on a wire rack. Remove the cake from the cake tin. Dust some icing sugar on top.
Tips: You can also add strawberries and whipping cream on top for a better design and taste, or you can also add ice cream on each serving.