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Chocolate truffle cake

Points® value
Total Time
45 min
15 min
30 min
Calling all chocolate lovers! This rich, creamy, indulgent cake with a bittersweet filling is a chocolate lover's dream. Perfect for any occasion or sweet craving, our version of a chocolate truffle cake is easy to make as an everyday treat or is a luxurious addition to a holiday dessert table.


70-85% dark chocolate

200 gm

Unsweetened cocoa powder

cup(s), Dutch variety

Packed brown sugar


All-purpose flour

2 tbsp(s)

Fat-free skim milk

1 cup(s)


3 medium, separated

Cream of tartar



¼ cup(s)

Unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tbsp(s), Dutch variety, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line the base and sides of a round 22cm springform cake pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place the chocolate and cocoa powder in a large bowl.
  3. Combine the brown sugar, flour and salt in a saucepan. Whisk in ⅓ cup of milk until smooth. Whisk in the remaining milk. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until mixture boils. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Spoon over the chocolate mixture and set aside for 1 minute. Whisk until smooth. Whisk in the egg yolks until combined.
  4. Use an electric mixer to beat the egg whites until foamy. Add the cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks form. Add the sugar and beat until thick and glossy. Whisk one-third of the egg white mixture into the chocolate mixture. Gently fold the remaining egg white mixture through the chocolate mixture in 2 batches. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the surface.
  5. Place the cake in a large baking pan. Pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up the side of the cake pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until a crust has formed and the cake is almost set (the centre may still move slightly). Remove the cake tin from the pan and cool on a wire rack. Place in the fridge overnight to set.
  6. Remove the cake pan and discard the paper around the sides. Carefully invert the cake onto a board lined with parchment paper. Place a serving plate upside down over the cake and flip to turn the cake onto the serving plate. Place in the fridge until ready to serve. Dust with extra cocoa to serve.
  7. Serving size: 1 slice of cake