“You can keep your willpower, Frog. I am going home to bake a cake.”

– Arnold Lobel, Frog and Toad Together

This is my husband’s and my favourite chocolate cake these days. It is just the right amount of richness and decadence. It’s good with the cream and strawberries but we enjoy it in winter time, out of berry season, with just a hot cup of tea or coffee.


  • 180g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 200g unsalted butter, chopped
  • ¼ cup boiling water
  • 2 T cocoa powder, sifted
  • 4 lg eggs, separated
  • 1 cup caster sugar *
  • 2 cups almond meal *
  • cocoa powder, for dusting cake
  • fresh strawberries and cream, to serve

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