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Difficulty level


SOFTER g 1000
eggs - at room temperature g 600
water - at room temperature g 200
CACAO IN POLVERE - 22-24 g 80-100
unsalted butter 82% fat - melted g 200


Whip all the ingredients, except for cocoa and butter, in a planetary mixer with the whisk attachment for 10-12 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt the butter at moderate temperature, then stir cocoa powder in using a whisk, unitl well combined.

Combine the two mixture in a planetary mixer by mixing at low speed for a few seconds.


- For best results, we recommend to measured the doses out so that they are proportionate to the volume of bowl of the planetary mixer.

- Very cold temperature of eggs and water reduce the volume of the whipped mixture: if the eggs you use are pasteusized at about 5°C, it is important to extend the whipping.

- You can replace water with eggs to further improve the chararacteristic of softness and flavour of the end products.

Final composition

Grease and flour the cake moulds, then cast the batter in and fill them for 2/3 of their volume.

Bake at 180-190°C for about 30 minutes in a deck oven or at 170-180°C for about 35 minutes in rack fan oven.

Let cool down, then remove from mould.


If you prefer, you can replace the whole dose of butter with margarine.