Photo by Muffy Aldrich
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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

A Swiss Chocolate Cake Recipe

Photos by Salt Water New England
We made this at a friend's house.  Re-posted by request.

Preheat oven to 200 Celsius.

4 eggs separated
300 grams good dark chocolate
100 grams sugar
125 grams butter
2 Tablespoons flour

Melt butter and chocolate in double boiler slowly.

In another bowl whisk egg yolks with the sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the beaten egg yolk/sugar mixture to the melted chocolate and add the flour.

Separate whites from yolks. 

Whisk the yolks.

In a separate bowl beat egg whites until very stiff and then fold into the chocolate mixture.

I beat the whites.

Fresh eggs stiffen better.

Fold Slowly

 Bake in greased 9" round pan for about 15 minutes.


  1. Oh my, this is lovely! I may just try this thank you.

  2. Could you detail what types of bird eggs are in the photo please Muffy ?

    1. Those are chicken eggs. As for which breed produced them, we’ll leave that to the experts.

  3. Aha! This is from my country: Un "moelleux au chocolat (ti├Ęde)".

  4. Looks great, thanks for sharing. Some rough conversions for the convenience of our fellow Americans:

    200 Celsius = 400 Fahrenheit
    300 grams = 10.5 ounces
    100 grams = 1/2 cup
    125 grams = 1 stick

    1. Thanks for the conversions — we don't do metric.

  5. How wonderful! Thank you so much!

  6. On a Chambord plate, how lovely. And those deep yellow yolks!

  7. Surely looks a lot like Sachertorte. Not exactly worth a flight across the pond but definitely worth a stop by the Sacher hotel if one is in Vienna. They actually ship them here as well.

  8. Amazing !!!!!!!!!!


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