old-fashioned swiss chocolate cake recipe

old-fashioned swiss chocolate cake recipe

Greetings and salutations to all of you, lovely readers, at “Life with Dianaluis”!There’s something truly special about the classics, and this Old-Fashioned Swiss Chocolate Cake is no exception. Rooted in Swiss tradition, this cake combines rich, dark chocolate with simple, wholesome ingredients to create a dessert that is both elegant and indulgent. Its moist, tender crumb and velvety chocolate glaze make it a timeless treat that has been cherished for generations.

Whether you’re baking for a special occasion or simply craving a slice of comfort, this recipe promises to deliver a taste of Switzerland’s finest. The use of high-quality chocolate is key, imparting a deep, robust flavor that chocolate lovers will adore. Paired with a light, airy texture and a luscious glaze, every bite is pure bliss.

So, gather your ingredients and prepare to create a dessert that embodies the essence of traditional Swiss baking. This cake is more than just a sweet treat; it’s a celebration of heritage and a delicious reminder that sometimes, the simplest recipes are the most satisfying. Enjoy this old-fashioned Swiss chocolate cake with family and friends, and savor the rich history and flavor it brings to your table.


– Cake:
– 200g (7 oz) dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
– 200g (7 oz) unsalted butter
– 200g (1 cup) granulated sugar
– 4 large eggs, separated
– 100g (3/4 cup) all-purpose flour
– 1 teaspoon baking powder
– A pinch of salt
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

– Glaze:
– 100g (3.5 oz) dark chocolate
– 50g (1/4 cup) unsalted butter


1. Preparation:
– Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Grease a 20cm (8-inch) round cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.

2. Melt the Chocolate and Butter:
– In a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water, melt the dark chocolate and butter together. Stir until smooth, then remove from heat and let it cool slightly.

3. Mix the Batter:
– In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks with the granulated sugar until pale and creamy. Add the melted chocolate mixture and vanilla extract, and mix well.
— Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt in an other basin. Gradually add this to the chocolate mixture, stirring until just combined.

4. Beat Egg Whites:
– Beat the egg whites in a different, clean basin until firm peaks form. Gently fold the beaten egg whites into the chocolate batter, being careful not to deflate them.

5. Bake:
– Transfer the batter into the cake pan that has been ready and level the top. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30-35 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs.

6. Cool:
– Let the cake cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

7. Prepare the Glaze:
– For the glaze, melt the dark chocolate and butter together in a heatproof bowl over simmering water. Stir until smooth and glossy.

8. Glaze the Cake:
– Once the cake has cooled, pour the glaze over the top, letting it drip down the sides. Use a spatula to spread it evenly if needed. Allow the glaze to set before serving.

Serving Suggestions

– Present the cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
– For an added touch, garnish with powdered sugar or fresh berries.

Enjoy your delicious, old-fashioned Swiss chocolate cake!

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