I’ve found this recipe on debuyer.com, decided to test it and wasn’t disappointed. Well, it’s no secret that French recipes bring unforgettable parties to everyone’s palate. If your Valentine is crazy about soft, mousse-like and moist chocolate cakes, this is the recipe for you. You need only few ingredients, the de Buyer heart-shaped mould and a pinch of true love. :)
100 g dark chocolate
50 g butter
200 icing sugar and some more for dusting
30 g flour
20 g corn starch
pinch of salt
- Melt the butter slowly in a pan and the chocolate in another using the bain-marie technique.
- Separate the egg whites from the yolks. Beat the yolks in a bowl with half of the icing sugar.
- Whip up the egg whites with a pinch of salt and incorporate the remaining icing sugar.
- Add the butter to the mixture of yolks with the confectioners’ sugar. Work to obtain a homogeneous mixture. At this point, add the melted chocolate, the flour and the corn starch. Mix with a spatula.
- Delicately fold in the egg whites, mixing the mass from the bottom upwards to preserve the structure of the frothy egg whites.
- Pour the mixture into the mold and carefully place into the oven. Bake at 150°C for around 40 minutes.
- Turn out warm or cold. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.
1. Grease the mould for the first use with a little butter or oil and bake on a grid in the lower part of the traditional oven.
2. For the decoration I used the de Buyer box of heart shaped pastry cutters.