Dark Chocolate also known as "bittersweet" or "semisweet" chocolate imparts an intense richness to chocolate cake recipes that is hard to achieve with any other type of chocolate.
Made without milk, dark chocolate contains a high percentage of cocoa solids at over 60% as well as cocoa butter and little or no sugar. Filled with antioxidants the even better news is that dark chocolate is billed as being good for us (in moderation). These days there is a wide range of organic and FairTrade chocolate available, so look out for the official logos on the packaging.
If you’re looking for dark chocolate cake recipes we have a great selection of ten unforgettable cakes recipes to tempt you to the dark side, perfect for every eventuality from snack time to tea time and dessert for a dinner party. From rocky road to hot chocolate galettes fresh from the oven with a molten chocolate centre once you try these chocolate treats there is no turning back.
This recipe from Anne Martinetti and Francois Riviere rightly deserves its name. Dark chocolate takes centre stage in this moist decadent bittersweet cake served with a fresh vanilla custard.
Austria's most famous cake, Sacher is a chocolate sponge cake with an apricot marmalade filling and coated in dark chocolate.
A yuletide chocolate log is an easy way to get festive and always looks impressive as a centrepiece. This is also a very forgiving cake where any cracks can be disguised with icing sugar or chocolate flakes.
The ultimate flourless chocolate cake this is a perfect option for a simple adult cake.
Ludo Lefebvre created this mouth-watering recipe featured in the chef's book 'Crave'. Learning how to nail a hot chocolate galette will mean you always have a popular dinner party dessert up your sleeve.
Rich decadent chocolate muffin, these come topped with a dark chocolate ganache and half a cherry.
These simple eggless muffins don't use butter either making them a great option for chocolate loving vegans.
This gooey choclate cake is sure to be a crowd pleaser and comes topped with marscapone cream.
The queen of chocolate cakes, the french christmas cake deploys various techniques including choclate mousse, sponge, icing and chocolate loops.
A popular party food rocky road is easy to slice up and hand out to a crowd, popular with both adults and children.