Chocolate & Mascarpone Cake
A rich and decadent Chocolate & Mascarpone Cake to satisfy chocolate cravings. Made in one bowl and baked in a cake tin, this delicious cake takes little effort to make yet delivers such a delicious, soft and rich cake to bite into. Made with butter, dark chocolate, eggs and the unusual but ever so important ingredient – mascarpone. If you love a rich dessert, then give this delicious cake a go!
about this cake
What do you do when you have a lot of mascarpone left over? Bake it into a dessert. Mascarpone is a cheese that is combined into a lot of desserts or pastas and there is a good reason for this. Mascarpone is light and soft which combines perfectly into just about any recipe. It also has low salt content and is a very creamy cheese which adds the perfect amount of creaminess to recipes.
You may be wondering why I have mascarpone left over? Well, it is certainly not the type of cheese that I buy on a regular basis. But, recently I tried the Mascarpone Cake with Red Wine Prunes from the cookbook Dessert Person. This cake was absolutely divine! If you get your hands on this book then that cake is a must try! However, this left me with a fair amount of mascarpone in the fridge and immediately the Chocolate & Mascarpone Cake came to mind.
twist on the flourless chocolate cake
I have made the popular flourless chocolate cake countless times before. It is not about the lack of flour which makes this type of cake so appealing to me, but instead how light yet so rich the cake turns out. So, the idea of making a mascarpone chocolate cake was a no-brainer. This Chocolate & Mascarpone Cake is made with no flour at all, the eggs and mascarpone do the job of holding this cake together. Not forgetting that they also add so much delicious, rich flavour.
If done well, flourless cakes can turn out so great! And you cant go wrong with chocolate! This version of a flourless chocolate cake is perfection!
the baking process
There is not much fuss in making this cake. You do not need any fancy equipment either. The cake requires a bowl, a whisk, a spatula and a cake tin.
You will need some butter, dark chocolate (70%), sugar, eggs, cocoa powder and mascarpone.
Preferably, set up a double boiler and melt the butter and chocolate together. Cool this mix down for roughly ten minutes before transferring into a mixing bowl (a spatula will come in handy).
Alternatively, you can melt the butter and chocolate in a pan on very low heat so that nothing burns. This can also be done in a microwave. However, I prefer the double boiler method, simply because I don’t have to worry about anything burning.
To the butter and chocolate mix, add the sugar, whisk and combine well. Then add the eggs one by one, followed by the cocoa powder. Finally fold in the mascarpone cheese with a spatula.
Transfer the mix into a small cake tin and bake in the oven. Allow the cake to slightly cool before serving.
see, nothing fancy here
With no fancy equipment, or baking techniques, there is no fancy methods or much fuss in making this Chocolate & Mascarpone Cake. Yet you get such a delicious chocolatey dessert. The mascarpone may seem like a bit of an usual ingredient but it works. I have tested this recipe twice before sharing it with you, so trust me, its worth making. Weather you are looking to bake something over the weekend, or to prepare something for you family, friends, a dinner party, then this could be the cake that makes everyone say WOW!
looking for more recipes?
I love all types of desserts, from Serbian inspired cakes to other rich desserts, here are a few other recipes for you to try!
If you are craving a rich chocolatey dessert then this Chocolate & Mascarpone Cake is it. If you give this recipe a go, please let me know in the comments below or if you have a moment please give this recipe a rating and let me know how it turns out for you. You can find me over on Instagram, tag me in your pictures or simply say Hi!
|150g unsalted butter|
|150g dark chocolate|
|5 whole eggs|
|100g caster sugar|
|200g mascarpone, room temperature|
|50g cocoa powder|