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Chocolate Slab

Need a mid-week perk? Why not try this rich chocolate cake from Laura Calder? One slice will melt all your problems away!


  • 225 g good quality Dark Chocolate

  • 0.5 cup/125ml Espresso Coffee

  • 225 g unsalted butter cut into small pieces

  • 0.75 cup/155g sugar

  • 4 Eggs lightly beaten


  • 1.

    Heat the oven to 350°F/175°C.

  • 2.

    Grease and flour a 9-inch/23 -cm springform pan, wrapped with foil around the outside bottom to prevent leakage.

  • 3.

    Put the chocolate and coffee in the top of a double boiler and heat to melt.

  • 4.

    Stir smooth and add the butter, a few chunks at a time, until the mixture is smooth and glossy.

  • 5.

    Beat in the sugar, and cook the mixture a minute or two until hot.

  • 6.

    Beat the eggs in a bowl.

  • 7.

    Slowly pour over the chocolate mixture, whisking constantly.

  • 8.

    Pour the batter through a strainer into the pan.

  • 9.

    Bake until the cake is cooked through, about 40 minutes.

  • 10.

    Take it from the oven and cool in the pan 5 minutes, then run a knife around the edges and remove the sides of the pan.

  • 11.

    Cool completely.

  • 12.

    Wrap the cake very well in plastic and refrigerate overnight or up to two days.

  • 13.

    Take the cake from the fridge, unwrap it, and set it on plate at room temperature about an hour before serving.

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Posted by MrsReport
Love your shows and your recipes. This chocolate cake is delicious. Thanks
Posted by AA22Report
i had not made it yet so i do not have an opinion yet
Posted by JC18Report
Won't the chocolate bind if the coffee is added to it? This is a problem I have had previously.
Posted by Joshua36Report
this looks so yummy i'm so makin this on the weekend
Posted by terianaReport
Looks so delicious. I am a chochoholic so I need to try make it soon. Easter is close!!:) Will let you know how it turned out.
Posted by RodifamilyReport
wait until the coffee is cold it will work a treat. good luck