This dessert has a fun story to it! We were watching MasterChef Australia where Khanh, one of the contestants mentioned about a ’30 minute’ Swedish Chocolate Cake. His description of it being not only a quick bake, but a crowd-pleaser too, had Rahul sprinting into the kitchen! He challenged himself to bake it as quickly as Khanh does on the show.
Rahul successfully, baked this beauty from scratch and we had the perfect, mid-night dessert to dig into!
Let’s get to the cake now. Obviously, it is popular because of how quickly it can be made, but it also uses minimum ingredients. No leavening or rising agents like baking powder/soda. All you need is eggs, butter, sugar, flour and cocoa powder.
The texture is a sticky, chewy dessert, with a brownie-like top! Dust it with sugar or cocoa powder or garnish with some whipped cream or vanilla ice-cream, and you have a full plate of dessert.
Trust us, this is going to be a house-party favourite. And dare we say, it is a fool-proof recipe.
Let’s Get Baking!!
Eggs: 2 medium-sized
Caster Sugar: 250 gms
Unsalted Butter: 115 gms melted
Plain Flour: 60 gms
Cocoa Powder: 30 gms
Salt: 1/4 tsp
Vanilla Essence: 2 drops/ Vanilla Extract: 1/2 tbsp
In a mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs and vanilla. Sift in flour, cocoa powder and salt. Mix to form a batter.
Add melted butter to the batter and mix. Your batter will be glossy now.
Grease a 9 inch pan with oil/butter and sprinkle some cocoa powder. Pour the batter in.
Pre-heat the oven at 180°C. Bake the cake for 20 mins.
Don’t over do the baking, as the idea is to have a gooey kind of center, with the edges being firmer.
Let it cool to room temperature and then cut into slices. I like it warm, though Rahul doesn’t really care about the temperature of it.
You can dust it with cocoa powder or sugar and serve it with a side of fresh berries and ice-cream or whipped cream!
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