I am partial to a bit of dark chocolate every now and then, I think it’s the bitterness and the fact that it isn’t too sweet that I like it. It’s also supposedly better for you than milk or white chocolate. As someone who loves food and loves eating out, I really have to be conscious of what I eat, so I follow Weight Watchers during the week and at weekends I relax the rules a little. This recipe came from the Weight Watchers website quite a few years ago, but it’s a firm favourite of mine and probably the only cake I ever bake. It feels like it should be naughty, but it is oh-so nice!
- 50g cocoa powder
- 100ml hot water
- 150g dark chocolate
- 150g butter, melted
- 250g brown sugar
- 100g ground almonds
- 4 eggs, separated
- 1 tbsp icing sugar for decoration
- Preheat the oven to 160c. Coat a 20cm square cake tin with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, mix together the cocoa and water and mix until smooth.
- Add the chocolate, butter, sugar and ground almonds.
- Stir in the egg yolks
- In a seperate bowl, beat the eggs with an electric mixer until they form soft peaks.
- Gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture.
- Pour the batter into the prepared baking tin and bake for about 1 hour 15 minutes or until firm to the touch.
- Remove the cake from the pan and dust with the icing sugar.
Until we eat again!