Chocolate Cakes from Gaulupeau, Versailles

 I have a recipe for you that's over 100 years old and has been passed down from generation to generation. I wouldn't be sharing this piece of my heritage with you if it weren't one of the best cake recipes in the world.


Chocolate Cakes from Gaulupeau, Versailles


Ingredients

* 2 sticks of butter (melted) 

* ¾ cup water (boiled)      * ½ cup sugar (granulated) 

* 1 pinch salt (salt grains) and half a tablespoon cinnamon and vanilla extract, if desired. 

* 6 to 8 tablespoons flour (all-purpose) 

* 3 eggs (medium-large) 

* ¼ cup cocoa powder (unsweetened) 

* 1/2 cup freshly brewed strong coffee 

* 1 packet vanilla sugar * 2 tablespoons orange blossom water, or orange liqueur. * Chocolates: Cut into four pieces and roll each slice in sugar before using. 

* Decoration: 1 tablespoon cocoa powder and orange blossom water.



Preparation

1) Preheat oven to 350 °F (175 °C). Place two baking sheets in the oven to warm. 

2) In a medium-large bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla extract) until they are well combined. 

3) In another medium-large bowl, mix the dry ingredients (sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract) with a wire whisk until they are well combined. 

4) add butter and/or water to your mixture in small batches until all of it is added.


Chocolate Cakes from Gaulupeau, Versailles