Chocolate Gateau

After an evening at the theater, enjoy this rich-tasting chocolate cake with a cup of espresso.

Yield: 2 servings.
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 299
  • Calories from fat: 22%
  • Fat: 7.3g
  • Saturated fat: 3.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 5.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 54.1g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 103mg
  • Calcium: 0.0mg


  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 (1-ounce) square semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon margarine
  • 1/4 cup frozen egg substitute, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light-colored corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons skim milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Fresh raspberries (optional)
  • Fresh mint sprigs (optional)


  1. Coat a 6-inch springform pan with cooking spray; line bottom of pan with parchment paper. Coat parchment paper with cooking spray; set pan aside.
  2. Combine chocolate and margarine in a small saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate and margarine melt. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Combine egg substitute and next 3 ingredients, stirring well. Add egg substitute mixture to chocolate mixture, stirring well with a wire whisk. Stir in flour. Pour batter into prepared pan. (Mixture will thinly coat pan.)
  3. Bake at 325° for 20 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan; peel off parchment paper, and let cake cool completely on wire rack.
  4. Combine powdered sugar, cocoa, and cornstarch in a small saucepan; gradually stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cover and chill thoroughly.
  5. Spread frosting over cake. Cut cake into quarters, forming 4 wedges. Stack 2 wedges to form a layered wedge; repeat with remaining 2 wedges. If desired, garnish with raspberries and mint.
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