Wednesday, February 10, 2010

bruce! bruce! bruce!

Bruce Bogtrotter's Cake - Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes

This is a fantastic cake!

8 oz. good quality semi sweet chocolate
12 T. unsalted butter, softened
1 c. plus 2T sugar
1/4 c. all purpose flour
6 eggs, separated, yolks lightly beaten

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line 8 1/2 inch round cake pan with wax paper and butter the sides and bottom of pan.
  3. Melt the chocolate in a pyrex bowl set in a saucepan of simmering water or in a microwave on low heat. Mix in the butter and stir until melted.
  4. Transfer to a large bowl and add the sugar, flour and lightly beaten egg yolks.
  5. Whisk the egg whites until stiff. Gently folk half of the whites into the chocolate mixture, blending thoroughly, then fold in the remaining whites.
  6. Pour batter into the cake pan and bake for about 35 minutes. There will be a think crust on top of the cake, and if tested with a toothpick, the inside will appear undercooked (don't worry, the cake will get firmer as it cools). Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan on a wire rack.
  7. When the cake is cool enough to handle, carefully remove from the pan, leaving the crusty side up.
  8. Dust generously with powdered sugar and serve with sliced strawberries.


  1. This recipe sounds like chocolate heaven...yum. By the way, I plugged in your blog a few days ago when I made the Dutch Baby. Thanks for the was awesome. :)

  2. All my childhood I imagined having such a cake, never new there was a recipe! :-)

  3. I just love the recipe, will try today

    Bundle of Thanks for sharing such a great recipe, i am not very good in cooking but i feel if i just try your recipes i can do great lol


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