Little Chocolate Cakes

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Simple Food

Simple Food

By Jill Dupleix

Published 2002

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If you can melt butter, you can make these cakes. Be brave and pull them out of the oven while they’re still squidgy in the middle, for a dense, fudgy, heavenly treat.


  • 200 g dark, bitter chocolate
  • 100 g caster sugar


Heat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4. Roughly chop the chocolate. Fit a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, and combine the chocolate, sugar and butter in the bowl. Stir as it melts into a smooth, glossy sauce. Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes.

Add the ground almonds