Recipe swap: busy day chocolate cake

So I am quite new to blogging and I am looking for ways to be more e-social and for ways to challenge me in my culinary adventure. I saw post of the Burwell General Store recipe swap and I found it quite inspiring. I love the idea of personalizing recipes and I like they are old recipes. I remember when I was a kid my grandmother had one of those old cooking books that she would use when cooking, now that old book is in my mothers’ hands and it is just fascinating to look at it and look at how people used to cook and think about cooking. So I love the idea of reinterpreting old dishes and put my mark on it.

Anyway this month challenge is this “‘Busy Day Wacky Cake”:

I looked at the recipe and I immediately decided that I wanted to bake my busy day chocolate cake. Similar to the one proposed, my recipe is for a chocolate cake and is super fast. If your kitchen is tidy and well organized it won’t take you more than 30 min start to finish, if like me you are scrambling to find all the ingredients and utensils it might take 45 minutes. And this include baking time! So here is how I bake it.


Recipe swap: busy day chocolate cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6 Servings


  • - 7 oz. dark chocolate
  • - 7 oz. butter
  • - 5 oz. sugar
  • - 3.5 oz. flour
  • - 4 eggs
  • - pinch of salt


  1. First I melt 7 oz. of dark chocolate in the microwave. I find that it is crucial to choose good quality chocolate . Then in a food processor I mix 3.5 oz. of flour, 5 oz. of sugar, 7 oz. of butter, 4 yolks, 1 pinch of salt and the melted chocolate (I let it cool down a bit so it doesn't cook the eggs). While the ingredients are in the food processor, I beat the egg whits until stiff. Finally I slowly mix the egg whites in the chocolate mix. I then pour the egg whites in the chocolate mix and carefully mix the two . Then I put everything in the cold oven and turn it on at 380F and let cook the cake for 20-25 Minutes. It is important that the oven is cold because you want the middle of the cake to stay moist and starting with a cool oven allows you not to overcook your cake.
  2. Pay attention in sharing this cake: the last 2 times I made it for friends' birthdays I was forced to re-bake the cake at all future birthdays...

And don’t forget to check out what my fellow blogger have done with this recipe! I heard tales of sparkles and explosions….

Also I am sharing this with Lisa’s Sweet for a Saturday

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11 Responses to Recipe swap: busy day chocolate cake

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  2. Pola says:

    Thanks for all the comments! Hope you all get a chance to bake this cake and let me know how it goes!

  3. Molly @ Toffee Bits and Chocolate Chips says:

    oh how yummy! Instant satisfaction is the best! 🙂

  4. Mary S says:

    Nom, nom, nom! Looks great!!!!

  5. Chef Dennis says:

    I can see why this is such a popular cake, it looks delicious!

  6. Manu says:

    I AM MAKING this too!!! Chocolate + fast = PERFECTION!!!!! 🙂

  7. Tiffany says:

    I love it!

  8. Joy, The Herbed Kitchen says:

    A beautifully simple and elegant cake, I cannot wait for next month's swap! I can see why your chocolate cake is often requested.

  9. claire says:

    Love that you made it circular and kept it so simple and easy!

    Can't wait for future swaps~!

  10. Boulder Locavore says:

    Your cake looks beautiful! I really could not imagine the original recipe and almost baked it just to understand where I was starting. I love the simplicity of the cake you've made and the ease of it. So glad you are part of the swap!

  11. C.M. Reinhardt says:

    Pola, I love that we both sliced our cake in the shape of a piece of pie, and kept the recipe very simple! Thank you for participating in the recipe swap, I hope you had fun!

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