Desserts

Chocolate Magic Cake

Chocolate Magic Cake, a fabulous dessert for all the chocoholics out there. One batter magically creates layers of deliciousness: the bottom layer is dense, fudgy, so chocolaty, and the top is a light, chocolate sponge that screams perfection. Top with the the berries of your choice for the ultimate chocolate dessert.

A slice of chocolate magic cake topped with a strawberry and 3 blueberries

After my fantastic Vanilla Magic Cake that got the whole family crazy about it, I wanted to experiment with different flavours, and the next on the list was the chocolate magic cake.

If the vanilla magic cake only needed 6 simple ingredients in order to create those perfect 3 dinstinctive layers, for the chocolate one we only need two extra ingredients, melted chocolate and cocoa powder.

You can probably just use cocoa powder (I have not experimented with that only) and you can still get a fantastic chocolate taste, but I wanted to make it extra rich and chocolaty.

The melted chocolate adds a bit of heaviness to the batter, so, unlike the vanilla magic cake, where you get the bottom separated into two distinctive layers, with the chocolate one is more like a single dense layer followed by the sponge layer.

Even so, the taste is out of this world, and easily beats any fudge, brownie or chocolate cake. Pretty amazing, isn’t it?

Collage of 4 photos to show how to make chocolate magic cake

So, how to make this chocolate magic cake? The steps are pretty simple, and I have some TIPS to get the perfect chocolate dessert for you:

  • generally, it is best to have the ingredients at room temperature before starting, so the eggs and milk should be taken off the fridge at least one hour before you start baking
  • melt and cool the butter and the chocolate, do not add them warm to the batter
  • do beat the egg yolks and sugar until you get a pale yellow colour, and the volume doubles
  • the egg whites should be beaten until stiff, and then add them to the batter using a spatula, no need for the mixer at this point
  • leave to bake at a low temperature, 140 degrees Celsius (280 Fahreneheit for about 70 minutes, but, depending on your oven, so do check on it after 50 minutes or so
  • once it’s baked, turn the oven off, and leave the cake inside until the oven cools off. You can then refridgerate the cake for at least 4-6 hours, ideally overnight

And that’s about it, a super simple cake to make, but divinely tasty and impressive.

A slice of chocolate magic cake with a dessert spoon next to it

If you’ve tried my CHOCOLATE MAGIC CAKE or any other recipe on the blog then don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know how you got on in the comments below, I love hearing from you! You can also FOLLOW ME on FACEBOOK, and PINTEREST to see more delicious food and what I’m getting up to.

5 from 1 vote
Close-up shot of a slice of chocolate magic cake tiopped with berries
Chocolate Magic Cake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
 

Chocolate Magic Cake, a fabulous dessert for all the chocoholics out there. One batter magically creates layers of deliciousness: the bottom layer is dense, fudgy, so chocolaty, and the top is a light, chocolate sponge that screams perfection. Top with the the berries of your choice for the ultimate chocolate dessert.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Romanian
Keyword: chocolate cakes
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 225 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
  • 4 large eggs
  • 150 g icing (confectioner's) sugar/ powdered sugar
  • 100 g chocolate
  • 100 g butter
  • 500 ml full-fat milk
  • 75 g plain (all purpose) flour
  • 25 g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven at 140 degrees Celsius (284 Fahrenheit).

  2. Melt the butter, then leave to cool.

  3. Melt the chocolate, and leave to cool.

  4. Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites.

  5. Beat the egg yolks with the powdered sugar until you get a smooth, light-coloured consistency.

  6. Add the cocoa powder and melted chocolate, and mix again.

  7. Gradually add the flour, one tablespoon at the time, and beat until fully incorporated, then add the vanilla extract, butter and milk, and beat again.

  8. Beat the egg whites separately until you get stiff peaks, then use a spatuala to gently fold them into the batter.

  9. Line a large rectacle baking tray ( 15x26 cm, 6x10 inches )with non-stick perchament paper, then add the batter.

  10. Bake in the oven for 70 minutes, or until the top is golden brown, and a tooth pick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

  11. Turn off the oven, then leave to cool completely in there. Once it's cool, refrigerate overnight before slicing.

  12. Optionally, you can powder the cake with icing sugar or cocoa powder before slicing it.

Recipe Notes
  • Click on the US Customary link (under the ingredient list) to see the measurements displayed in cups and ounces.
  • The servings can be adjusted by clicking the number next to Servings.
  • Make sure the ingredients are at room temperature, so I recommend removing them from the fridge at least one hour before you start baking.
  • Make sure the butter and chocolate are melted and cool before adding them to the batter.
  • Beat the eggs very well, first the egg yolks are beaten together with the sugar, then the egg whites are beaten separately, again, very well.
  • When you fold in the egg whites, use a spatula, and not a whisk or blender, there is no need to fully incorporate them until smooth.
  • The oven has to be pre-heated when the cake goes in
  • Leave to bake undisturbed for about 60-70 minutes at a low temperature (140 degrees Celsius, 284 Fahrenheit), if it still jiggles in the middle, leave to bake further until the top is golden brown.
  • refrigerate overnight before slicing and serve cold
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Magic Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 100mg 4%
Potassium 137mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 18g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 7.1%
Calcium 6.3%
Iron 5.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: