Chocolate Gateau

Serves 8
Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

Gateau
140g caster sugar
200g dark chocolate
140g unsalted butter
6 eggs, separated

Ganache
200g chocolate
80g butter
1/4 cup cream

To garnish
Chopped pistachios

Method

Preheat oven to 170°C.

To make the gateau:
Melt the chocolate, butter and 80g sugar over a double boiler. Allow to cool completely.
Stir in the egg yolks.

Whisk egg whites with remaining 60g sugar until firm, and fold into the chocolate mixture.
Pour into a lined springform cake tin and bake for 30-40 minutes at 170°C.

Allow to cool completely before topping with ganache.

To make the ganache:
Place all of the ingredients into a bowl and heat over a double boiler to melt chocolate.

Pour the ganache over the cooled cake placed on a wire rack over a plate to catch the excess and reuse another time.

Top with a sprinkling of chopped pistachios or another topping of your choice.

Allow to set for an hour before serving.