A lovely chocolate taste – that’s how we can describe this Valentine’s Day chocolate cake. It`s the perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day and any other occasion, especially if you are a fan of chocolate. The preparation is quick and easy, and its taste is indescribably good and above all – very chocolate. Double the amount of products if you want to cook it for more people – with the ones from the recipe below you`ll get a fairly decent sized-dessert but it`s so yummy that you`ll wish to have made a bigger cake. You will not regret it – we are sure that this irresistible Valentine’s Day chocolate cake will become your new favorite.
Valentine’s Day chocolate cake
What you`ll need:
For the crust
100 g flour
100 g brown sugar
80 g butter
50 g dark chocolate (I used 77%)
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking powder
a pack of vanilla powder
For the glaze:
150 g whipping cream
2 tablespoons brown sugar
20 g butter
50 g dark chocolate
How to cook it:
Preheat the oven to 160°. Prepare a cake tin with baking paper (I used a 16 cm one).
Melt the chocolate pieces and butter either on the stove or in the microwave oven. Mix well.
In a bowl, whisk the egg with the sugar. Add the chocolate mixture and stir. In a another bowl mix the flour with baking powder and vanilla and gradually add to the chocolate mixture. Finally put the cocoa and stir.
Pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake for about 40 minutes. Remove from oven and leave to cool.
Meanwhile, prepare the glaze. Put the cream, sugar and butter in a small saucepan on medium heat. Stir periodically so the products are combined well. When bubbles start to appear on the surface, remove from the stove and add the chocolate pieces. Stir until a smooth chocolate mixture is obtained. Allow to cool for 15-20 minutes.
Pour the glaze over the chocolate crust. Store in the fridge for a couple of hours. Sprinkle with cocoa powder before serving and enjoy!
Need more chocolate? Check the recipe for Italian chocolate cake.