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Gâteau au Chocolat | French Chocolate Cake

Gâteau au Chocolat | French Chocolate Cake

This chocolate cake is a reflection of the French style: It's simple, classy and chic...without trying too hard.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 -5


  • 5 oz 60% dark good quality baking chocolate
  • 7 tbsp butter
  • 6 tbsp flour
  • 6 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp instant coffee powder
  • 3 large eggs separated
  • a pinch salt


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour a 9” round cake pan.
  • In a saucepan over lowest heat, melt the chocolate and butter. Remove from heat and stir in the powdered sugar, then the flour and instant coffee powder. Stir in the egg yolks one at a time.
  • In another bowl, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff peaks form. Fold in the egg whites into the chocolate mixture just until mixed.
  • Immediately pour this batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool and serve with powdered sugar or whipped cream.