Oct 8, '20

Ken’s Café Gâteau au Chocolat

Hidden in an ordinary residential street in Tokyo’ Shinjuku ward,  Ken’s Café makes the most extraordinary gâteau au chocolat in Japan and the best-molten chocolate cake I’ve ever had. It is also the most difficult to get too. If you buy it directly from the shop where it’s made, the waiting list can be one month or even longer. In the video I took last year – Ken’s Café founder Kenji Ujiie showing how to make it. And the recipe below…

200g 72% chocolate
180g eggs
170g unsalted butter
60g granulated sugar

1. Whisk the eggs and pour over a strainer to remove the foam.
2. Melt the butter in a bowl of simmering water. Add the chocolate and melt together.
3. Using a whisk, add the sugar.
4. Slowly add the strained egg mixture to the bowl and continue whisking the batter.
5. Place a cooking sheet into a pound cake mould.
6. Carefully pour the batter into the mould.
7. Preheat the oven to 180 C and bake for about 15 min.

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