Category: Main Dishes

Origin: Lebanon


For how many people: 8 – 10

Preparation time: 20 min

Cooking time: 45 min


Story of the recipe or story of the chef:

A chocolate cake that has been part of all our family events for three generations.An easy recipe and a guaranteed success. Thank you Teta.



List of ingredients:

  • 12 eggs
  • 500g butter
  • 500g dark chocolate
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 250g flour
  • 1 lemon, zest
  • A pinch of vanilla


Preparation Mode:

  1. Melt the chocolate over a water bath.
  2. Separate the egg yolks from the whites and whisk the whites until stiff. Then add the lemon zest and the pinch of vanilla.
  3. Beat the yolks and progressively add the sugar, butter, flour and, at the very end, the melted chocolate.
  4. Add the mixture to the egg whites and fold through gently to get a smooth mixture.
  5. Pour the batter into a 30cm greased mold (for half the quantity, use a 20cm to 22cm mold).
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 150°C/Gas 2 for 45 minutes (do not let the cake dry out completely).
  7. Remove from mold and sprinkle with icing sugar.


My top tip:

Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a bowl of red berries.