Japanese Chocolate Cake

The recipe is from OKASHI book by KeiKo Ishida and shared by My Baking Diary. I baked in 8-inch pan and my cake did shrink in the middle when cooling, not too sure about this. But if you like chocolate cake which has very rich taste, moist and delicious, maybe you should try on this too. :)

100g Sweet Chocolate (I used cooking chocolate & couverture chocolate)
80g Unsalted Butter
50g Sugar
4 Egg Yolks
50g Whipping Cream

35g Cake Flour
50g Cocoa Powder

4 Egg Whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
110g Sugar

- Preheat Oven 170C
- Melt butter and chocolate in double boiler or in microwave
- Once chocolate and butter has melted, add sugar, egg yolks and cream mix well with a whisk. Set aside
- Make meringue: beat egg white until foamy. Add sugar and beat until egg whites are glossy and stiff peaks form
- Add 1/3 of meringue to chocolate mixture and fold with a whisk. Add shifted flour and cocoa and fold with spatula
- Add remaining meringue and fold just incorporated.
- Pour batter into prepared cake pan and bake for 50 minutes.


  1. Hi DG, the chocolate cake looks delicious, I think my sis will sure love it.

  2. Indeed it looks chocolatey and moist! My kind of cake! :)

  3. This is indeed a very chocolatey rich cake. Looks good with the icing sprinkle.

  4. The deco made it look so so much better!!! But even w/o it, I'm sure the cake is eaten up pretty quickly, it seems yummy to me.

  5. Looks so delicious, I would love to try this recipe :)

  6. Hi Jess@Bakericious & Selba,
    Yes, this is rich and delicious. Try this recipe, I'm sure you won't regret it! :)

    Hi Busygran, Jessie & Wendyywy,
    Thank you very much for the nice comments :)

  7. Hi DG,
    I really love reading your blog. Thank you for all the wonderful recipes. May I know what oven are you using because I'm looking forward to buy a new oven...hope you can help. Thanks...
    Best Regards, Guat Im

  8. Hi Guat Im,

    Thanks for your encouragement words. My oven is the table top oven, ie. 26L Tefal oven OV1000.
    I find the price is reasonable and quite reliable for baking.

    I suggest try not to get too small oven, otherwise, you need to bake longer time because of lack of space, especially when you bake cookies. Hope you get the one that you are looking for, then one day you can share with us on your baking too :)

  9. Thanks a lot DG,

    all your cakes looks beautiful. Nice colour with fine crumbs...i'll share my recipes once i start blogging:) very soon!

    Regards, Guat Im

  10. Guat Im,
    Thanks, don't forget to let me know, I'm looking forward to see you blogging. :)

  11. I already try to bake this cake,really turn very nice..yah same problem like yours..my cake shrink during cooling.But anyhow great result,melt in mouth..tq for sharing wonderful resipe with us..im from shizuoka japan

  12. Hi Kuniya,
    Glad that you like this as much as I do. Thanks for the feedback :)