Chocolate and lemon cake... Soft and buttery cake !

It doesn't look that great...
But in fact *glups*

I don't know anymore, my favorite chocolate cake recipe may have become this one....

This is a recipe from Sébastien Gaudard's book with Françoise Bernard
"Le Meilleur des desserts"  It's a bible of the most famous classic french family recipe.
 Each of them gives its recipe of a classic cake, his advice and his knowledge of the cake.
It's a really nice book, though the pictures are really bad...

Françoise Bernard gives the classic recipe of the "Quatre-Quart", but Sébastien Gaudard 
proposes a "Cinq-cinquième" with a fifth ingredient in it : CHOCOLATE !
1/5 sugar, 1/5 eggs, 1/5 butter, 1/5 flour, 1/5 chocolate... oh my god.
Try it, it's awsome and really easy :)

Lemon and chocolate are a perfect match...

For 6 to 9 people
   You will need :   
Each ingredient at room temperature
2 eggs, weighted
- mine were 4,4 oz -
Same weight of sugar
- 4,4 oz -
Same weight of salted butter
- 4,4 oz -
Same weight of flour
- 4,4 oz -
Same weight of dark chocolate : 70%
- 4,4 oz -
2 tsp of baking powder
Finely shredded lemon zest (1/3 of a meyer lemon)

Turn the oven on at 350°F
All the ingredients at room temperature

Prepare the zest
Peel the thin skin of the lemon, without grating the white part. Cut it in small pieces. 
- You can use a cheese-grate to peel it -
To avoid having a dry lemon after that, put some plastic film all around it.

Make the cake
Beat the eggs with the sugar and the zests until white
- about 3 minutes at high speed -
Melt the chocolate in the microwave in a bowl stirring it each time
- 4x30 secondes - 
When it's melted, stir in the softened butter
Stir in the chocolate-mix to the previous batter. 
Stir by hand to have a soft and souple batter.

Mix flour and baking powder together and stir that mix little by little in the previous batter.

Butter and flour your mold (or use a cooking spray)
Fill the mold to the 2/3
- it raises pretty well -
Put in the oven at least 30 minutes
- mine took 35 minutes -
Insert a toothpick in the center of the cake to check moist.

I hope you will like it as much as I did :)

1 comment:

  1. Il est superbe, la texture est parfaite. Un gâteau délicieux. Bonne soirée.