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Ultimate One-Bowl Chocolate Dessert Cake

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The desired consistency of this cake is very fudgy. It is recommended to use a chocolate with 40% - 60% cocoa solids and to leave in the fridge until cold, as this is a dessert cake that needs to “set”.

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Posted by E31 • 21w ago • Report
The cake finished cooling. I cut a piece and it tasted bitter and dry. I was very disappointed and not sure what I did wrong?
Posted by E31 • 21w ago • Report
It looked so easy on TV. I baked it in a spring form pan. Did I use the wrong type of chocolate?
Posted by E31 • 21w ago • Report
I just finished baking this cake and cooling. Not sure how it's
Going to taste. I used bakers unsweetened chocolate 100% pure. In the oven for 40mins. When I open the oven door. There was a pool of liquid at the bottom of the oven. Has anyone else experienced this?
Posted by Sophie14 • 44w ago • Report
This is the best cake ever! It's the only cake i've made that turns out perfectly and is better than cakes from a cake shop! yummmm
Posted by tb_tamarama • 1y ago • Report
I have now made this five or six times, always for visitors.
It's always a great hit and I often have to give an uneaten half to neighbours or I'd be 150kg.
I bake for 40 minutes and then give it the 'wobble' test. Take it out, take the foil off, grasp the tin (with oven mitt!!) and give it a gentle tip side to side.
If the centre wobbles, I give it another ten minutes, and repeat the test. It's usually wobble-free at 50 minutes, but I have had 60.
I leave it to cool in the tin for a couple of hours and serve it without refrigerating.
It's definitely fudgy, but not runny.
Posted by Samara36 • 1y ago • Report
I saw this on TV the other day & Donna made it look so easy & tats I just had to try it! Its in the oven now (fan forced so not sure how long to do it for) & just now reading comments while I'm waiting.. Now even more worried. Chocolate I used doesn't say what % cocoa it is I just got dark cooking chocolate like recipe said.. Can't wait to see how it goes but trepidatious now after all these comments & reading after the fact about the type of chocolate req'd :-/ fingers crossed!
Posted by Trish231 • 1y ago • Report
I've made this so many times. LOVE IT!
My question is, can you freeze the cake at all. Just made it for a lunch which has been cancelled...
Posted by Akshara2 • 2y ago • Report
Guys i have a quick question. I don't have a baking tray which has a detachable base. Can i still bake this cake? how will i remove it from the tray with out the cake falling apart? Please help as i have party in my house today and i want to bake this yummy cake :)
Posted by • 2y ago • Report
what would i have to do to bake it in 26 cm tin
Posted by Logang900 • 2y ago • Report