Chocolate Cake

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This time I want to propose a dish that perhaps had the most important role during my adventure as the protagonist of a reality show shot in Cortona with 5 English VIPs, “A CELEBRITY TASTE OF ITALY”, broadcast on Channel 5 last September. It was an adventure that I never thought of living in my life, it started in a way that from beginning to end it was a show!!!!! I was doing a cooking class for 4 cute guests and during boiling the gnocchi (a crucial and delicate moment) the phone rang, I answer and I’m asked if I’m willing to do a reality show ? where I would have to teach cooking to 5 English VIPs (with little culinary knowledge).

I never miss a new adventure so I immediately said yes, but explain that I cannot continue the conversation as I am busy doing the course, and I invite the person to call me later.I am contacted and given all the necessary information,  and asked if during the period of shooting there are any special events in the area, or in my family. I check the calendar and realize that my husband during those days would turn 55 years old!! !!!!So for the day of his birthday there was a surprise party with VIPs, TV crews, sound clerks, friends and children,  who were all at home for at least an hour waiting for the birthday boy, who thought I was out for the recordings …

Well for him it was a wonderful surprise (at risk of heart attack, but among the invited friends there was also a doctor! Just in case) with a wonderful chocolate cake perfectly decorated by Diana Moran.

I recommend this dessert, it is a guaranteed success and is very easy to prepare.

Let me know!!!!


  • 250 gr. dark chocolate
  • 200 gr. butter at room temperature
  • 70 ml. rum
  • 80 gr. sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • pinch of salt



Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler or in a bowl resting over a pan of  boiling water. Beat in the sugar and add the egg yolks one at a time. Using a mixer or whisk beat the egg whites with a little salt in another bowl until stiff.  Gently fold into the chocolate mixture.

Line a spring form pan with parchment paper.  Pour in the mixture and bake for 35 minutes.

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