Dark Chocolate Cake

Preparation info

  • Makes


    8-x-1¾ inch round layers
    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Simple Art of Perfect Baking

By Flo Braker

Published 1984

  • About

The unsweetened chocolate flavors the cake with the deep, rich taste of chocolate. I enjoy filling and frosting this cake with Classic Italian Meringue.


  • 3 squares unsweetened chocolate
  • cups sifted cake flour
  • teaspoons


Ingredient Preparations

Melt the chocolate in a small bowl set over a saucepan of hot water (no hotter than 120 degrees).

Pour the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in that order into a triple sifter. Sift onto a sheet of waxed paper to distribute ingredients evenly and to remove any lumps in the cake flour; set aside.

Crack the eggs into a small bowl and whis