Leftover Chocolate Cake

My leftover chocolate cake is not a cake that was leftover, because generally all cake is eaten in this house, but more related to the oodles of chocolate leftover at Christmas.

I mean, we all have it, and there is loads, most of which quite luckily is unflavoured.

With that you can do so much, and this recipe manages to get rid of nearly all of the chocolate we had left, which is the no brainer of the century.



For the Base
50g Sugar
2 Eggs
40g Plain Flour
25g Cocoa Powder

For the filling
425g Chocolate
600ml Cream


One serving )8 slices in full)
Calories: 652Kcal
Carbs: 49g
Fat: 48g
Protein: 9g


For the Base

Pre-heat your oven to 220C.

1. Put a saucepan with water on to boil, and when boiling turn down to a simmer. Place a mixing bowl on top of the saucepan.

2. Add in the sugar and eggs and begin to whisk,. for approximately 15mins. It will begin to look like a cloud of bubbles,

it is important to keep it moving, we don’t want scrambled eggs.

3. Add the flour, and cocoa powder, mixing all the ingredients thoroughly.

Line a 20cm cake pan with greaseproof paper.

4. Pour in the base mix, and spread out to the edges. It should be a thin coating.

Bake in the oven for 8mins, no longer. You will note when it comes out that it will have risen, thanks too the eggs.

Remove the greaseproof paper and allow to cool completely.

For the filling

5. Add the cream to a bowl, and whip to firm peaks.

6. Using the same saucepan and a new mixing bowl, melt the chocolate.

7. Add the chocolate to the cream, and fold through until combined.

8. Add to the base in the cake tin, and smooth out.

Refrigerate for 4 hours, or until the ganache becomes hard.

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