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Bitter chocolate cake

Bitter chocolate cake


For the cake

  • Preheat oven to 170* C (338* F) Fan.
  • Beat the butter and sugar for 3-4 minutes in a mixer on high speed, until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, making sure to allow each egg to become completely incorporated before adding the next.
  • Remove the bowl from the mixer’s stand and scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, add all of the dry ingredients -  the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder and chocolate drops. Mix with a spoon and add to the mixer’s bowl.
  • Add the salt, vanilla extract and orange zest. Fold with a spatula until completely combined.
  • Prepare a 23 cm cake pan with a hole in the middle by greasing with butter and dusting with flour.
  • Bake for 50 minutes. Insert a knife blade and if it does not come out dry and clean, bake for another 10 minutes.
  • When ready, remove from oven and set it aside for 10 minutes to cool.
  • Turn out of pan onto a wire rack and allow it to cool completely.

For the icing

  • In a bowl, add the icing sugar, milk, cocoa powder and vanilla extract.
  • Mix with a spoon until completely combined.

To serve

  • Spread the icing over the cake with a spoon.
  • Serve with orange zest.
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Nutrition information per 100 gr.

Calories (kcal)
20 %


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.

Total Fat (g)
27 %

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.

Saturated Fat (g)
55 %

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.

Total Carbs (g)
20 %


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.

Sugars (g)
42 %


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.

Protein (g)
12 %


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.

Fibre (g)
13 %


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.

Sodium (g)
4 %


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.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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