My Husband's Favorite Chocolate Cake
I mentioned that I make my husband the same cake for his birthday every year. It's a cake he really loves called gateau, that his mom started making when he was in high school. If you know my food preferences, you know that cake is one of my least favorite desserts (with a few exceptions). I feel like cake always looks really pretty but then just tastes kinda disappointing. So the fact that my husband convinced me to make him a birthday cake six years ago is a testimony of my love...or maybe his persuasiveness.
This isn't my favorite chocolate cake, but coming from a super picky cake-eater, this one is good. And since it's my husband's favorite cake, possibly his favorite dessert, I'll let his word vouch for it.
Gateau is the French word for cake, so I'm not sure if this is common in French cakes, but this gateau only contains a small amount of flour. Ground walnuts fill the flour void. It turns out more dense and fudge-y than your run-of-the-mill cake, similar to a brownie or a flourless chocolate cake. It's surprisingly easy to make, although you do need a food processor or a good blender. We use our Vitamix, but if you have a food processor that's big enough, use that! The Vitamix is a pain to scrape the batter out of. You'll also need a 10-inch springform pan.
Royal Chocolate Fudge Gateau
- Food processor/good blender
- 10-inch springform pan
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 4 TBSP cocoa powder
- 4 eggs, room temperature (if you remember)
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter springform pan.
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend for 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides and blend for another 30 second.
- Pour batter into the pan and bake for 25 minutes or until a cake tester comes out Clea when inserted in the middle. Do not overbake. Allow to cool in pan.
- Cover in THE BEST chocolate ganache.
- Share with someone you love. 😍