Chocolate cake from Lake Como

Chocolate Cake

This recipe was inspired by Milena Meneghin, chef/owner at Agriturismo Il Talento Nella Quiete near Lake Como in Lombardy.

You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Italy or try your own version at home and feel like "traveling" while in your kitchen.


Ingredients for 8 people:

  • 100 grams (3/4 cup) all purpose flour
  • 90 grams (1 bar) 70% dark chocolate
  • 30 grams (1/4 cup) cocoa powder
  • 120 grams (8 Tbsp) butter
  • 4 eggs  
  • 120 grams (1 cup) sugar (we reduce to 75 grams or 3/4 cup only)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt



  • Melt the chocolate bar and butter together over very low heat
  • Pour this mixture into a bowl and combine with the sugar
  • To this, add 1 egg at the time, whisking continuously
  • In another bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet concoction little by little, stirring continuously
  • Pour the mixture into a ~9-inch pan lined with parchment paper
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes at 350F
  • Remove, cool and serve


Buon appetito!


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