The ultimate chocolate cake recipe
Perfect for Mother's Day, World Chocolate Day or any other day, this fudgy flourless chocolate cake is easy to make and delicious.
Our obsession with chocolate knows no bounds. Along with chocolate bars and blocks for everyday snacks and handmade specialty chocolates for gifts, there are celebrations that are perfect for chocolate cake, such as International Chocolate Cake Day on 27 January, Mother's Day in May, and World Chocolate Day on 7 July.
Like Halloween, International Chocolate Cake Day is an American tradition, created to celebrate the first known recipe published for chocolate cake in 1847. But the real chocolate revolution arrived in 1828, when Dutch chemist Coenraad van Houten patented a hydraulic press that removed most of the cocoa butter from processed cacao to create chocolate powder.
These days there are millions of chocolate cake recipes available, from chocolate mousse cake to the best chocolate babka and delicious vegan chocolate cake. Some use compound chocolate, some use cocoa powder and some use a combination of both. But if you're after a rich, fudgy cake then follow the video and recipe below.