Chocolate Spice Cake

Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 255g plain chocolate
  • 142g unsalted butter
  • 75g granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 tsp cinnamon extract
  • 1 tsp clove extract
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 113g granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to Gas 4 / 180ºC and lightly grease a 20cm (8″) cake pan then line the bottom with parchment.
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter together in a bowl set over a pot of simmering water, stirring often.
  3. whisk the egg yolks and first sugar together until in light in colour, add the extracts and nutmeg then whisk in the chocolate mixture.
  4. whisk the egg whites until frothy then gradually add in the second sugar and whisk until medium peaks form.
  5. gently fold into the chocolate mixture, pour into cake pan and bake for 50 minutes.
  6. allow to cool then place in fridge until firm.
  7. warm the outside of cake pan with a hot tea towel, run a knife round the edge and invert onto a plate. Invert once again so the top is right side up.