I agreed to watch Despicable Me 2 in exchange for devouring chocolate truffle cake.
BEST. DEAL. EVER.
A few years ago, David Lebovitz taught me that the richest, most decadent chocolate cakes are made from the simplest ingredients. Chocolate truffle cake is no exception.
This molten chocolate cake isn’t only lush, but it’s now been my husband’s signature dessert recipe for over 2 years. Yep, it’s that easy to bake! It’s similar to a flourless chocolate cake except that it does include the teensiest amount of flour, which helps stabilize the cake, making it foolproof.
This lush chocolate dessert is like biting into the smoothest chocolate truffle, especially if you bake it just until the center is barely set. It stands alone as the perfect ending to an extravagant meal when sprinkled lightly with powdered sugar. It’s impeccable when paired with vanilla ice cream.
Chocolate truffle cake is also HIGHLY addictive. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
- 1 pkg (6 oz.) BAKER'S Bittersweet Chocolate *UPDATE: some packages now contain 4 oz. only*
- ¾ cup butter
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup flour
- pinch salt
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour a 9" round cake pan or springform. If using a springform, sit it on top of a small baking sheet to bake to ensure no messes in the bottom of your oven should the pan leak.
- Over low heat, melt chocolate and butter in a saucepan, stirring frequently. Set aside to cool.
- Beat eggs and sugar in a large bowl until thickened. This took forever by hand with a whisk. Stir in chocolate mixture.
- Gently whisk in flour and salt.
- Pour into prepared baking pan and bake 30 minutes or until center is set.
- Cool and enjoy topped with a sprinkling of powdered sugar or paired with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.
More chocolate indulgences just because you can:
Chocolate Mint Brownie Cheesecake
Chocolate Cupcakes with To DIE for PB Frosting
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This cake looks amazing and oh-so chocolatey! I love that there are so few ingredients!
My favorite desserts work with simple, basic ingredients. This one’s a hit, for sure! Hope you try it, Marcie, and thank you so much for coming by to visit.
Carrie @ Frugal Foodie Mama says
This looks delicious and I love how simple it is to make! 🙂
It really is a breeze, Carrie! In fact, my husband has made it, which proves it’s tasty enough for him to go to the effort to make it AND it’s easy. It’s my current favorite dessert.
Your cake looks absolutely wonderful! It looks so moist and delicious! A slice of chocolate cake always makes everything better! 🙂
It is really moist and gooey in the middle, sort of like molten lava cake–one of my restaurant dessert faves. I also concur that chocolate cake can cure almost anything! Thanks for stopping by, Maria!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
This cake is the one of my dreams!!! LOVE that fudgy center!
Me too! Thanks so much for visiting, Dorothy! Chocolate is the best, isn’t it?
since you had to watch Despicable Me anyway, you should probably check out our Despicable Me underwear dance… http://youtu.be/n4-IxUieHbY
You are all hilarious! Your husband prancing was too funny. Thanks for stopping by, Christina.
Oh man, I am FOR SURE making that very, very soon! Looks amazing…
Sara Howe says
This looks amazing!!!! I would love if you’d link up to my link party, Random Recipe Link Up!
Ruth Hill says
First of all, this looks amazingly decadent. Secondly, I absolutely adored Despicable Me 2. I actually didn’t need anything like this to get me to watch this, but I certainly wouldn’t have turned it down! Commenting from the Aloha hop.
I have to admit, I did like the movie, though it wasn’t originally on my “must watch” list as it was for my husband. The chocolate cake definitely made the whole experience even better though. Thanks for visiting, Ruth!
You caught my attention for this cake at the truffle part, I love chocolate truffles. Saving this recipe for sure.
Me too! Lindt is my favorite, how about you? Hope you love the cake, Laura.
Hmm Lindt truffles just melt in your mouth don’t they, yum!
YUM! This looks like my kind of dessert! Thank you for sharing on DIY Showcase this week.
~ Megin of VMG206
You bet! It’s definitely my kind of dessert too. In fact, my birthday’s this week and I’ve already asked my husband to make it for me again.
Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box says
Wow – I can’t believe the ingredients are so basic! I love chocolate truffles so I’m sure I’ll love this cake. Pinning for sure 🙂 I’d be thrilled if you’d come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays: http://pinkrecipebox.com/creative-wednesdays-with-pink-recipe-box-6/
There’s nothing like getting back to basics in the kitchen. Nothing a little butter and chocolate can’t combine to make delicious!
Melanie (Reasons to Skip The Housework) says
I’ll take 2 slices right now, please! This looks delicious! We’d love for you to come over to our newest link party over at The Inspiration Network: DELISH- a desserts only link party. Bring your desserts and let’s party!!
Melanie and Diana
The Inspiration Network
I just did this today and it turned out GREAT! Crispy on the outside and moistly soft on the inside! Thank you so much! 🙂
Yay! I’m so glad you took the time to come back here and report on how it turned out. Phenomenal, right? A few months ago I had my husband baking one of these almost every week. Yum city! Thank you for stopping by, Mia!
Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos says
I love how this cake looks so decadent and is made with such simple ingredients!!
Baking with simple ingredients is my favorite way to go. There’s no flavor lost and no strange I-can’t-pronounce-it ingredients going into my cakes this way. Here, the chocolate reigns and the texture is incredible. Thank you for stopping by, Becca!
Chelsea @ Gal on a Mission says
I think I will just eat the entire cake in one sitting – looks absolutely delicious! Visiting from Delish link party! 🙂
Trust me, it’s really hard not to scarf down the entire thing in one sitting, especially when paired with ice cream. This is my husband’s favorite cake to make and my favorite to eat! Thank you so much for stopping in today, Chelsea!
Jodee Weiland says
You’re killing me here, but this looks delicious! I love chocolate! I’m guessing this is really rich, but I guess that means I will love it. Thanks for sharing!