French Chocolate Cake

French Chocolate Cake

  • Author: Delphine Fortin
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: French


Fluffy French chocolate cake, moist in texture and topped with a thin crispy crust. My go-to chocolate cake for any occasion.



  • 4.4 ounces (125g) baking chocolate of good quality
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup (125g) salted or unsalted butter, diced
  • 2/3 cup (125g) sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, white and yolks apart
  • 1 pinch of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease a 9-inch (23 cm) spring form.*
  2. In a medium-size saucepan place on low heat, melt the chocolate with the milk. Add the butter and allow to melt, stirring as needed.
  3. Turn off the heat, then add the sugar and the yolks, one at a time, stirring between each addition. Sift in the flour and stir well.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the whites with a pinch of salt until soft peaks form. Carefully incorporate to the chocolate mixture in two or three additions.
  5. Pour into the prepared spring form and bake for about 30-35 minutes.


* If using a bigger form, double the recipe proportions or multiply by at least 1.5%.