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Soft Chocolate Cake

Light as air soft dark chocolate cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword Baking, Classic, Easy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Author Zaatar and Zaytoun


  • 150 g of dark chocolate
  • 3/4 cup of butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (350F)
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate over a bain marie
  3. Separate the eggs, adding a pinch of salt to the egg whites and whisking until stiff peaks form
  4. Add the sugar to the egg yolks and also whisk until light and creamy
  5. Once the chocolate has cooled, add to the egg yolks and sugar
  6. Sieve the flour and baking powder together and fold into the wet ingredients
  7. Finally, incorporate the egg whites in sections into the mixture, folding very gently and taking your time until there are no white lumps
  8. Line a cake tin with parchment paper and pour in the cake mixture
  9. Bake for around 20 mins until a knife comes out mostly clean
  10. Let it cool on a wire rack before serving