Grated Chocolate Cake Recipe

This chocolate cake recipe is light and not too rich. It only calls for a few ounces of chocolate, making it a quick and easy dessert for the whole family to enjoy.


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup water, room temperature
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 ounce grated chocolate
Chocolate Syrup:
  • 1 ounce milk chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup half and half


  1. Heat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8X8" baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl add the flour, baking powder and sugar. Make a well in the middle.
  3. Add the melted butter, water and two egg yolks to the well. Stir to combine. Fold in the grated chocolate.
  4. In a clean, grease free bowl, add the egg whites and whisk them until firm peaks form.
  5. With a spatula, fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture until all ingredients are combined.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking pan and bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  7. Leave the cake to cool completely in the pan.
  8. Once cooled, take the cake out of the pan, by gently inverting it, cut it into 16 squares and set aside.
  9. In a small heatproof bowl, heat the half and half and pour over the chopped chocolate, stirring to combine.
  10. Take each piece of cake and dip it into the chocolate sauce. Do the same with the remaining 15 pieces.
  11. Once all the cakes are dipped in chocolate, grate some chocolate on top of them, if you prefer.
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You have to work quite fast, or the sauce will thicken. If that happens, you can add a few more drops of half and half and heat it gently.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 square
Servings Per Recipe 16

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 41
Calories 128

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g
  Saturated Fat 3g
Sodium 18mg
Total Carbohydrate 18g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 10g
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

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