Lindt Basic Chocolate Cake


15-30 minutes

LINDT Excellence 70%




1 + 1/3 bars (100 g each) LINDT EXCELLENCE 70% Cacao Dark Chocolate, chopped

1 cup plus 1/2 tablespoon (120 g) butter, softened

1/3 cup (40 g) powdered sugar

Pinch of salt

6 eggs, separated

3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (180 g) sugar

3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (130 g) flour, sifted

Accurate measurement is important when baking cakes


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      • Preheat oven at 180°C. 
      • Grease an 8 x 8-inch (20 x 20 cm) square baking pan and line with parchment paper.
      • Melt the chopped chocolate and butter (see How to Temper Chocolate). Stir constantly.
      • Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.
      • Beat together the eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt until well combined.
      • Add the melted chocolate, and beat gently by hand or on a low setting on a mixer until evenly incorporated.
      • Add the flour and walnuts, and mix until just combined.
      • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake approximately 20 minutes.