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Glazed Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Syrup

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.


For the chocolate syrup

  • Combine the water, sugar and cocoa powder in a small saucepan.
  • Place over high heat. As soon as it comes to a boil, remove from heat.
  • Chop the dark chocolate couverture in to pieces and add it to the saucepan.
  • Do not stir for 20-30 seconds so the chocolate can emulsify and then stir until incorporated.
  • Set it aside to cool.

For the chocolate cake

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (360*F) Fan.
  • Grease a 25 x 30 cm baking pan with butter and set it aside until needed. 
  • In a mixer's bowl, add the eggs and sugar. Beat with the whisk attachment on high speed for 10-12 minutes, until it rises and becomes very light and fluffy. 
  • In another bowl, add the flour, semolina, baking powder and cocoa powder. Mix until completely combined.
  • Remove the mixing bowl from the stand and add the vegetable oil, the orange zest and the flour mixture.
  • Gently fold with a spatula, so that the mixture remains as fluffy as possible.
  • Pour the batter in to the baking pan and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • When ready, remove from oven. Use a knife to poke a few holes in the cake and immediately pour the cool syrup over the cake.
  • Set it aside for at least 20 minutes, until it completely cools.

For the chocolate ganache glaze

  • To make the glaze, chop the chocolate couverture and put in a bowl along with the heavy cream.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and melt it in the microwave for 1 ½ minutes at 800 watts.
  • Remove and stir with a spatula, until the ingredients become completely incorporated and velvety smooth.
  • Pour the glaze over the cake and smooth the surface with a spatula. 


Give your chocolate cake a boost by adding ginger. It adds a very interesting and distinct flavor. Top with raspberries for added color and flavor! 

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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
17 %


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)
21 %

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)
31 %

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)
17 %


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)
43 %


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)
8 %


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)
8 %


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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