Cake & Cookie Recipes > Chocolate Spice Cake

This recipe is part of the February 2008 Recipes Menu

Starter - Cheese, Garlic and Herb Pate
Main Course - Elizabethan Pork
Dessert - Chocolate Spice Cake

How to make chocolate spice cake:
A rich and delicious chocolate cake baked with a hint of spice. Delicious as a dessert served with custard or cream.


Chocolate Spice Cake
5 eggs, separated
6oz caster/superfine sugar
4oz plain chocolate (70% cocoa solids), melted
3oz plain/all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

for topping:

1 tablespoon icing/confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Put the egg yolks and sugar into a mixing bowl and whisk until the mixture is thick and creamy.
- Stir in the melted chocolate and fold in the flour and spices.
- Whisk the egg whites until they are stiff and form soft peaks.
- Fold these carefully into the chocolate mixture.
- Pour the cake mixture into a very well greased 8 inch cake tin and bake at 180 degrees C. in a preheated oven.
- Bake for 40 – 45 mins or until a thin, sharp knife inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
- Leave the cake to cool in the tin for 10 mins, then turn out onto a wire rack and leave it to cool completely.
- Mix together the confectioners’ sugar and cinnamon.
- Sieve over the top before serving.
- Decorate with a few walnut halves.