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Chocolate Cake with simple syrup (Easy to Make)

Chocolate Cake with simple syrup (Easy to Make) Super easy to make, this chocolate cake stay moist even after several days.  The day before I created this recipe I had some simple syrup left from the baklava I made, so I decided instead of using it in making another sweet with phyllo pastry, to make a cake.  I urge you to try it and leave a comment on the post below. Simple Syrup Ingredients 3 glasses of water 3 glasses of granulated sugar 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 sachet of vanilla sugar (or 1 tbsp of vanilla extract) Cake Ingredients   900ml simple syrup (hot) 1 cup fresh hot black coffee (1 cup water, 1 tbsp granulated coffee) 400gr dark chocolate couverture buttons,  (at least 60% cocoa) 250gr salted butter, cut into small cubes 5 large eggs, lightly bitten 520gr plain flour sifted with the following ingredients 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tsp baking powder 1 sachet of vanilla sugar (or 1 tbsp of vanilla extract) Simple Syrup Preparation Method 1. In a large saucepan add the

Bitter Double Chocolate Tart (low in calories)

Another delicious, guilt free dessert!  It was made with simple ingredients that give maximum taste... 

You can keep it in the fridge for up to one week! 

Bitter Double Chocolate Tart (low in calories)
Serves 12

Crust Ingredients
13 Digestive Biscuits (light)
1/3 cup organic oatmeal
1/3 cup organic oats
2 tbsp vegetable butter (melted)
2 tbsp warm water

Filling Ingredients
2¼ cups light milk (1.5% fat)
1 cup water
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup mountain honey
1 tsp pure vanilla essence
10gr gelatin (1 sachet)
1/3 cup cold water
1/3 cup hot water
60gr dark chocolate (74% cocoa)
½ tsp ground cinnamon

Crust Preparation Method
1) Process biscuits until fine. Add oatmeal, oats, melted butter and water. Process until combined.
2) Press mixture over base of a 26cm round tart pan, and bake for 15’ minutes at 170ºC. Allow to cool.

Filling Preparation Method

1) Sprinkle gelatin over the cold water and allow to stand for 10 minutes. Then add the hot water and allow gelatin to fully dissolve. 
2) In a deep saucepan mix the milk, water, cocoa powder, cornstarch and honey. Turn the heat on to medium and cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil, about 10 minutes.  Stir in the dissolved gelatin.

3) Remove from the heat. Add the chocolate and stir until melted. Stir in the vanilla and ground cinnamon. Pour the mixture into the tart crust and let set overnight in the refrigerator.


  1. Keep it in the fridge for up to one week? Efty, you are so sweet. In my house it wouldn't even make to the fridge! Great post!

  2. This is a perfect tart, you know...chocolate...and low calories...!!!

  3. I love the guilt free part,and it looks delicious. when you will creat a cake that makes you loose weight then you will be a billionair girl.

  4. A much healthier tart with less calories than a regular tart and still full of taste and flavour.

  5. My kind of dessert - double chocolate tart!!
    I don't mind that it's low calorie (he-he-he)
    Your tart looks beautiful and delicious
    I'l loooooooooooooove a slice. mmmmm make it two.... or three please :)

  6. The only thing better than chocolate is DOUBLE chocolate!

  7. ooh that looks DELICIOUS!! that's a special occasion tart, for sure

  8. You have truly outdone yourself. Can't wait to try this out!

  9. A low-cal chocolate tart that keeps nicely for a week? What more could you want?

  10. I love dark chocolate, I don't see how so many don't like it. This looks wonderful and the best part is it's actually pretty good for you! I love it, great job :)

  11. Glad to find a delicious chocolate tart without all the fat. I think heavy cream is the naughty ingredient in most of them, so you did well here. If this tastes half as good as it looks, I would be happy-yum!

  12. This wouldn't last a week in my house! It sounds delish!

  13. This tart would be lucky if it even lasted a day in my house- an hour if it were lucky!

  14. Guilt free choc tart sounds good to me! =)

  15. It seems too good to be true that this is low in cals - looks too full of flavour and deliciousness :D
    Nice one!

    Choc Chip Uru
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  16. Mmm vanilla with mountain honey and chocolate - yes please! This dessert looks to good to pass up, no matter how stuffed from dinner. The freshly ground cinnamon is key!

  17. Ευτυχία μου τι τέλειο που φαίνεται!!!! Και πολύ όμορφη παρουσίαση!! Μπήκε ήδη στα αγαπημένα μας!!!

  18. They are so delicious, I am very excited to find them in your blog.

  19. That's beautidul!!!!i love it!!!!

  20. Dark chocolate provides a wide variety of both physical and mental benefits. In addition to providing a natural boost of serotonin, dark chocolate also offers antioxidants that promote good physical health. Chocolate maintains a reputation as an unhealthy food mainly because milk chocolate is more widely promoted and thus, more popular. Milk chocolate is cheaper to make and is more common, but recipes like this should be introduced to children at a younger age in order to help them a preference for dark chocolate versus the less healthy milk chocolate option.

    Paolo L. (Psych 240)

  21. Dark chocolate is one of those few treats that actually have health benefits. Some benefits come from resveratrol,which is an antioxidant that is also found in red wine, among other products. It's mental health benefits include the ability to boost brain levels of endorphins as well as serotonin, which is considered a mood-altering chemical on which many antidepressants act.Dark chocolate also may increase serotonin production in the gut, and thus help strengthen the immune system.Among these benefits, it may help reduce blood pressure and increase arterial blood flow, reduce the chance of blood clots and lower bad cholesterol.
    Alexis Pache (psy 240)

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