Sometimes you have to snack. This is also no problem as long as you do not exceed the recommended "daily dose" of 50 g of sugar. Stricter recommendations of the WHO (World Health Organization) even allow only 25 g of sugar. This recommendation should definitely be followed, especially for children, because too much sugar consumption is harmful to teeth, body weight and general health. A piece of a simple chocolate cake contains about 21 g of sugar in spite of less sugar compared to other cakes, so there is not much room for more sugar. Therefore enjoy the cake consciously.
You can also sprinkle the simple chocolate cake with chopped almonds instead of the chocolate rasp, the advantage of which is that you save sugar and healthy fats from the nuts come on the cake.
- butter (for the pan)
- breadcrumbs (for the pan)
- 300 grams butter
- 250 grams sugar
- 1 Vanilla sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon Orange sugar
- 6 eggs
- 500 grams Pastry flour
- 60 grams ground, peeled almonds
- 50 grams Cocoa
- 4 teaspoons Baking powder
- 200 milliliters milk
- 150 grams Dark couverture chocolate (60% cocoa)
- 2 tablespoons clarified butter
- 30 grams Milk chocolate shavings (40% cocoa)
Preheat the oven to 180°C (approximately 350°F).
Grease the bundt cake pan with butter and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Beat the butter, sugar, vanilla sugar, salt and orange sugar until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time to the mixture. Mix the flour, almonds, cocoa and baking powder. Gradually add the flour mixture and the milk into the egg mixture. Pour the batter into the pan. Bake for about 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack.
Chop the dark chocolate and melt over a hot water bath. Stir in the butter. Pour the chocolate over the cake and serve topped with grated chocolate.