Charlie’s Advent calendar: Day 23 super intense chocolate cake


img_6271I’m a chocolate lover, I love a piece of intense good quality chocolate.

Christmas is one festivity that is never short of cake or candy but I think a piece of this good quality chocolate cake is a definite must during the festive season.

This cake its very easy to make, however it takes time to cook in the oven.

My personal advice is to buy a good quality chocolate, it’s the key ingredient in this cake and you can duly note the difference.


200 grams of dark chocolate / 7 ounces

200 grams of butter / 7 ounces

230 grams of sugar / 8.1 ounces

25 grams of cacao / 0.8 ounces

100 grams of almonds, peeled / 3.5 ounces

5 eggs

Eventually 1 tablespoon of rum


  1. Start by preheating the oven to 150 °C / 300 F
  2. Chop the almonds rather fine
  3. Melt the butter and the chocolate in bowl over Bain Marie.
  4. Add cacao and sugar while stirring the batter.

Add the almonds and thereafter one egg at a time while stirring and the rum – if so desired.

IMPORTANT: the stirring is a crucial part here.

  1. Butter a springform baking pan.
  2. Bake in the middle of the oven for 55 – 65 minutes. The cake shall still be a bit loose in the middle.
  3. Serve with a bit of whipped cream and enjoy this intense and rich chocolate cake.img_8136



Charlie xx

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