Torta di cioccolato

Chocolate cake. It’s been months, maybe years since that first day that I thought to save my most love recipes in a book and today, I wanted to test this chocolate cake recipe, one of the first recipes learned here in Italy. I have forgotten who gave this recipe to me (modified according to my dietary needs) but the thought of how beautiful the art of sharing can be still has the power to bring heartwarming thoughts to me.

Chocolate cake

165 grams of all purpose flour

135 grams rice flour

250 grams brown sugar

150 ml milk

150 grams corn oil

15 grams baking powder, sifted

4 eggs

A pinch of salt

30 grams of dark chocolate powder

15 grams chopped walnuts

60 grams of orange juice

Preheat oven at 180°C

Put above ingredients in a mixer in this order:

Corn oil+ sugar + orange juice + eggs + salt + rice flour + all purpose flour + dark chocolate powder + baking powder (sifted) + walnuts

Mix well.

Pour above mixture into a 30 cm plum cake tin pan (I used baking paper instead of greasing the pan with butter)

Bake at 180°C/40 – 45 minutes (using my oven. To test if the cake is cooked, insert a clean wooden skewer into the center of the cake and remove it. The cake is ready if the skewer comes out clean. If there are any crumbs attached to the skewer, put the cake back into the oven and cook for 10 minutes more.

Let cool and sprinkle with icing sugar before serving.

Wishing everyone a fruitful and joyful week!

“It is not the length of life, but depth of life. ” Ralph Waldo Emerson