French Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe: Rich, Soft and super moist

by Sweet Dumpling
French Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe: Rich, Soft and super moist

Hello friends! Today we’re going to share with you how to make a classic French Chocolate Cake (Gâteau Au Chocolat).
Who doesn’t love one bowl cake recipe, if we can make a delicious dessert quickly and easily, why not? Try this rich and soft, moist and fluffy Chocolate Cake.

If you are a chocolate lover. This is the one you’ve been dreaming of! We always look for some chocolate dessert to surprise my family and ourselves. Since we made it, the compliments continued. This cake is perfect to make for any holiday, even birthday, especially since the ingredients and tools required are simple and minimal.

This recipe idea is from Pierre Hermé, but we adjust the instructions a little bit to make it more simple. One bowl, minimal ingredients, and just follow this easy recipe, then you will get a fluffy, tender-moist chocolate cake! Enjoy. :)

How to make French Chocolate Cake?

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French Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe: Rich, Soft and super moist
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French Classic Chocolate Cake

Rating: 3.5/5
( 4 voted )
Serves: 8 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 70% bittersweet chocolate 125g
  • unsalted butter 125g, cut into small cubes
  • granulated sugar 100g
  • all-purpose flour 35g
  • egg 2, medium size, room temperature
  • a pinch of salt

  • more butter and flour to grease the cake tin


  1. Butter the baking pan and flour the pan, then shake it around the edge, next invert the pan and tap out any excess flour.
  2. Crack two eggs into a bowl, and whisk them slightly, set aside.
  3. Use a knife and carefully shave off or chop the chocolate into small pieces.
  4. Put the chocolate and butter into a large bowl, and place on top of a saucepan 1/3 full with simmering water over low heat, use the hot water bath to melt them. Once melted, remove from heat.
  5. Add the sugar until perfectly amalgamated.
  6. Add eggs in two batches, mix until the mixture is incorporated each time, then add the remaining egg, mix again until well combined.
  7. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl, mix until it disappears from the dough. but do not over-mix.
  8. Pour the batter into the pan, and smooth the top with a spatula.
  9. Preheat the oven to 180C, bake for 22~25 minutes. Once baked, take out the cake and place it on a wire rack, let it cool down.
  10. You can lightly dust with powdered sugar, or pour the ganache evenly over the top, or even put some fruits or whipped cream as you like.


Cake Tin Size: A round cake tin, the diameter is 15cm/6”

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