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Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Icing
Method
  • Preheat oven to 170* C (338* F) Fan.
  • Grease a round 23 cm baking pan and dust with cocoa powder.
  • Place a glass or metallic bowl over a pot of simmering water. Add the chocolate, sugar and butter to the bowl. Stir with a spatula and heat for about 3 minutes, just until the chocolate melts a little.
  • Remove from heat and continue to stir until the chocolate melts completely.
  • Set aside to cool completely.
  • When cool, add the eggs. Add one egg at a time and beat with a hand mixer on medium speed, making sure each egg is completely incorporated before adding the next.
  • Beat until the mixture takes on a mousse-like texture.
  • Turn the speed to low and add the salt and flour. Beat for 1 minute and then gently fold with a spatula until the mixture is combined and smooth.
  • Spread the mixture in baking pan and smooth the surface with a knife or spatula.
  • Bake for 55-65 minutes, until the surface and edges become firm and darken slightly. To make sure, insert a knife into the cake and if it comes out clean and dry it is ready.
  • Transfer to a wire rack and allow cake to cool in pan before turning it out on a wire rack lined with parchment paper.

For the icing:

  • Heat the chocolate, butter and salt in a bain marie. Stir constantly with a spatula until they melt. This should take about 5 minutes.
  • Add the sugar and stir until it dissolves.
  • Heat the mavrodaphni in a small saucepan until it comes to a boil.
  • Remove chocolate mixture from heat and add the mavrodaphni. Stir with a spatula until it thickens. This should take about 8-10 minutes.
  • Your cake should now be on a wire rack lined with parchment paper.
  • Pour glaze over cake and spread over side with a spatula.
  • Allow to cool for 1-2 minutes, until the glaze solidifies.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

345
Calories (kcal)
17 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

26.1
Total Fat (g)
37 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

15.8
Saturated Fat (g)
79 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

21.6
Total Carbs (g)
8 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

21.2
Sugars (g)
24 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

4.3
Protein (g)
9 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

2.9
Fibre (g)
12 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.22
Sodium (g)
4 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.