Chocolate Cake / Chec de Cacao

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Posted By: Dan Petra
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Preparation Time:  30 minutes
Cooking Time:  60 minutes

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servings: 6-10





2 ¼ c


450 g

¼ c


25 g

1 c


240 ml

1 ½ c


360 g




3 c


360 g

1 tsp

Baking powder

1 tsp


1. Mix sugar and cocoa in a medium saucepan.

2. Add milk and place pan over medium flame until it comes to a boil. Stir constantly.

3. Once the sugar has melted completely, add the butter and boil the mixture for a few more minutes (reduce heat if it starts to burn).

4. Remove from the heat and set aside until cooled.

5. Remove 1 cup of the cocoa mixture to reserve as an icing.  Set aside in a small bowl. Pour the rest of the cooled cocoa mixture into a large bowl.

6. Separate the yolks and whites of the eggs.  Set aside.

7. Begin adding the egg yolks to the large bowl of cocoa mixture, a few at a time, and mix until blended.

8. With a whisk, beat the egg whites until frothy and light. Add the whites to the cake mixture.

9. Mix in the flour and baking powder.

10.   Place the cake batter into a medium sized, greased and floured baking pan.

11.   Bake in a medium temperature oven until cooked through. The cake is done when a knife or toothpick comes out clean after inserted in the center (check at 30 minutes, 40 minutes, and 50 minutes).

12. Top with the remaining cup of cocoa mixture while the cake is still hot.

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