Chocolate Cake with Candied Ginger

  • 350g good quality chocolate cut into small pieces
  • 150g butter
  • 140g sugar
  • 50g candied ginger finely chopped
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 6 egg whites
  • 40g sieved flour
  • some sieved castor sugar for decoration

Preheat the oven to 180° C or 350° F. Place a heat resistant glass bowl in a large pot of hot water. Add the chocolate, butter, sugar and candied ginger to the glass bowl. Melt, stirring continuously.

Let the mixture cool a little, add the egg yolk then the flour and mix thoroughly.

Whip the egg whites stiff, a third of the egg white should be mixed quickly into the chocolate mixture, then carefully fold the rest into it. Pour into a baking form of about 20-23 cm diameter and bake for 35-40 min.

Leave to cool completely before turning it onto a cake platter, dust with the castor sugar and serve.

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