Exotic Chocolate Cake

Preparation info
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    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Cook's Companion: A step-by-step guide to cooking skills including original recipes

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1991

  • About

I have called this exotic because the cream cheese filling is flavoured with coconut milk — a classic flavouring for sweets in the Far East. The combination of chocolate, cream cheese and coconut milk is truly superlative.


For the Cake

  • 175 g (6 oz) plain chocolate, broken up
  • 5 large eggs (sizes 1), separated


Preheat the oven to 180°C, 350°F, Gas Mark 4. Grease two 19-20 cm (7½-8 in) deep sandwich tins