This gooey chocolate cake is a perfect accompaniment to a festive Easter meal. At Wickedfood cooking classes we serve it warm with good vanilla ice cream. It is however just as delicious once chilled in the fridge, when it has a chance to firm up into a dense chocolate slice.
250g good-quality dark chocolate, chopped into pieces
100g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
4 large free-range eggs, separated
175g icing sugar, sifted
- Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a 22cm baking mould.
- In a small bowl resting over a pot of hot water, melt the chocolate and butter together (the bowl should not be touching the water).
- In a separate bowl whisk the egg yolks with the icing sugar until pale and creamy.
- Fold the melted chocolate into the egg mixture.
- Using a clean whisk, whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form. Using a metal spoon, fold gradually into the chocolate mixture.
- Using a spatula pour the mixture into the greased mould, then bake in the oven for approximately 30 minutes, until slightly cracked on the top, but still gooey in the middle. Serve.
Wickedfood Cooking School runs cooking classes throughout the year at its purpose-built cooking studios. Classes are run in the mornings and evenings 7 days a week (subject to a minimum of 12 people). The venue is also popular for corporate events and private functions – team building cooking classes, birthdays, kitchen teas, and dinner parties with a difference.
Our classes are hands-on, where every person gets to participate in the preparation of the dishes. They are also a lot of fun where you not only learn new skills, but get to meet people with similar interests. For corporate groups and teambuilding cooking classes these classes are a novel way of creating staff interaction or entertaining clients.