Chocolate Mousse Cake

I went to a friend for tea recently and she made this cake. It's more of a dessert than a cake, but had to ask for the recipe as it was delicious. It's a nice change from a normal chocolate cake and it's easy to make, always a plus for me. I used Green and Black's chocolate, as I think you need a good quality for this recipe.

200g  dark chocolate
 200g unsalted butter, cut into cubes
 250g granulated sugar
 5 large eggs
 1 tbspn plain flour
Preheat the oven 190C/gas5, and grease and base line a 20cm cake tin
Chop the chocolate and melt it with the butter in the microwave or over simmering water and stir to mix.
Add the sugar and stir in then leave to cool for a couple of mins. The mixture will look rather gritty, but don't worry this is fine.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating between each one - this time the mixture looks rather slimy so add the flour. Beat until you have a nice smooth, dark batter.
Pour into your tin and bake for about 25mins till the middle of the cake looks set and the top is shiny and a bit crackled. The centre will be a bit wobbly.
Leave to cool in the tin for 15 mins, then turn out onto a wire rack, turning it upside down so the crackled bit is on the top.
It's nice with some cream, crème fraîche or even ice cream.

It's a lovely smooth texture, with a good chocolate flavour. Very rich!


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