Gâteau au chocolat

The best chocolate cake you will ever have and you know why? It’s almost pure dark chocolate enriched with butter, eggs and sugar, almost no flour. What makes it even more special is that I kept the recipe to myself for the last 10 years, but there is a copyright expiration time for everything, right?

I got this chocolate slice of paradise from my Luxembourgish friend, Aimée, when living in Gran Canaria. She was my boss’ neighbour and working for Luxair. I wanted to escape the winter in Munich so I took one semester off University and moved to Maspalomas at the Atlantic coast and took a job there for half a year. At some point in life each one of us dreams to live on an island, it seems so idyllic and a very nice dream to dream but reality might be very different…

Anyhow, this post is not about my escape on the Canarian Islands but about the awesome Gâteau au chocolat recipe, that dates back to ancient times in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. 

What you need! And get it really quick! 

  • 200 gr Dark Chocolate (e.g. Côte D’or, Callebaut or Ritter Sport 50% Cocoa would do it too) 
  • 100 gr butter
  • 150 gr white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 50 gr flour

Give a bain-marie to the chocolate and butter or let it melt at very low temperature on the stove. In the meantime beat the eggs and sugar until foamy.  

Add the chocolate/butter mixture to the eggs and mix them really well, add 50 gr wheat flour and you are done.

Preheat the oven to 180°C/356°F and bake for 16- 20(max!) minutes, depending on your oven. I bake for 17 minutes sharp and it has this soft, moist, chocolatey texture that makes it melt on your tongue and crave for more.

It’s delightful, darling! I promise!