Gooey love

Mama this month got her heart on (actually she is such a doll that she always has her heart on) and had us look for Chocolate cake recipes. 

I ended-up having to try a few out and this one was our absolute favourite from a great blog called shutterbean a gorgeous looking blog with super recipes and inspiring photography.

Winning Hearts & Minds Chocolate Cake

Serves 8 (or two people in my case!)

(recipe from Molly Wizenberg)

  • 7 ounces (200 grams) best-quality dark chocolate
  • 7 ounces (200 grams) unsalted European-style butter, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 1/3 cup (250 grams) granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon unbleached all-purpose flour

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, and butter an 8-inch round cake pan.  Line the base of the pan with parchment, and butter the parchment too.  (I used two pans as I wanted this cake to go a bit further and  I knew it was going to be super rich)

Finely chop the chocolate with a serrated knife and melt it gently with the butter in a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring regularly to combine.
(yeah, didn’t bother cutting it all up)

Add the sugar to the chocolate-butter mixture, stirring well, and set aside to cool for a few moments.

Then add the eggs one by one, stirring well after each addition, and then add the flour. The batter should be smooth, dark, and utterly gorgeous. (don’t you just love Molly’s writing?)

Pour batter into the buttered cake pan

Yes, I know that my counter is messy but this is what was beside me ‘helping’.

and bake for approximately 25 minutes, or until the center of the cake looks set and the top is shiny and a bit crackly-looking. (I usually set the timer for 20 minutes initially, and then I check the cake every two minutes thereafter until it’s done. At 20 minutes, it’s usually quite jiggly in the center. You’ll know it’s done when it jiggles only slightly, if at all.) Let the cake cool in its pan on a rack for 10 minutes; then carefully turn the cake out of the pan and revert it, so that the crackly side is facing upward. Allow to cool completely. The cake will deflate slightly as it cools.

Serve in wedges at room temperature with a loose dollop of ever-so-slightly sweetened whipped cream.


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  1. Erin says

    Looks absolutely delicious! My counters look like that too when I bake (I have help too.) But it's wonderful!!! = o)

  2. Nicole @ the Daily Dish says

    I can't believe this recipe only calls for 5 ingredients… it looks SO yummy.
    I also love that you don't have to chop up the chocolate and can use it in big chunks like that. My hand will thank you for that! Can't wait to try this.

    Hope you'll stop by and check out mine.

  3. Jennifer says

    What a cute little helper you have there! I love how simple your cake is and I also love your cake pans! I've never seen pans like that.

  4. Swanky Baby's Mom says

    Following you from the Made in a Day blog hop! I hope you will stop by Swanky Baby and follow back too! Have a good day!

  5. AndiWinslow says

    Enjoy that help they'll be graduating before you know….Your cake pans,,,I love them. Been looking for some. and your cake looks very tasty and chocolate. andi

  6. {Adventuresindinner} says

    It's supposed to be richer BUT I'm a proud Canadian and too cheap to pay for European butter.

    Be a proud whatever you are and use what is inexpensive and local. It's always fresher. :0)

  7. SharleneT says

    So easy to make and I'll bet absolutely delicious. I'm sure you tested it out on your helper… she's so handy, and all. Love anything with few ingredients. Thanks for sharing. Come visit when you can; I'm entry #29 Solar Baked Pear and Chocolate Upside Down Cake

  8. Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING says

    Lovely and Simple looking Cake! Thanks for participating, come check out my Whopper Cake, if you haven't had a chance yet (it's #1 in the linky party)!

  9. Miz Helen says

    Your little helper is just precious, making wonderful memories together. Your cake looks delicious! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week!
    Miz Helen

  10. April Tuell Angels Homestead says

    Yum, another gluten free cake recipe, I'm in good company! :) Your little helper is a sweetheart.

  11. Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family says

    I thought you took the photo at my house…the counter is often messy and usually contains a small girl sitting and snacking.
    Your helper is precious and your cake delicious :)

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