Gateau  au Chocolate


Gateau au Chocolat is a rich and indulgent chocolate cake that is sure to impress any chocolate lover. This particular recipe is inspired by the renowned chef Thomas Keller, known for his exquisite culinary creations. Follow this step-by-step guide to create your own Gateau au Chocolat Thomas Keller, a dessert that will delight your taste buds and leave you wanting more.


– 8 ounces (225g) bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped – 8 ounces (225g) unsalted butter, cut into small piece – 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar – 1/4 cup (30g) all-purpose flour – 6 large egg – 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract – Pinch of salt – Powdered sugar, for dusting (optional) – Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, for serving (optional)

Step 1: Preparing the Oven

Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease a 9-inch (23cm) round cake pan with butter and lightly dust it with flour, tapping out any excess. This will prevent the cake from sticking to the pan.

Step 2: Melting the Chocolate and Butter

In a heatproof bowl, combine the finely chopped bittersweet chocolate and unsalted butter. Place the bowl over a saucepan with simmering water, ensuring that the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. Stir the chocolate and butter occasionally until melted and smooth. Remove the bowl from heat and set it aside to cool slightly.

Step 3: Mixing the Batter

In a separate large bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, and a pinch of salt. Add the eggs one at a time, whisking well after each addition. Pour in the vanilla extract and continue whisking until the mixture is smooth and well combined.

Step 4: Incorporating the Chocolate Mixture

Slowly pour the melted chocolate and butter mixture into the bowl with the sugar and egg mixture. Use a spatula or whisk to gently fold the ingredients together until fully combined and the batter is smooth.

Step 5: Baking the Cake

Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan, spreading it evenly. Tap the pan gently on the countertop to remove any air bubbles. Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.

Step 6: Cooling and Serving

Once the cake is baked, remove it from the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Carefully transfer the cake to a wire rack and allow it to cool completely. Before serving, you can dust the cake with powdered sugar for an elegant touch. Slice and serve the Gateau au Chocolat with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired.


Indulge in the exquisite flavors of Gateau au Chocolat Thomas Keller, a decadent chocolate cake that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy. This step-by-step recipe allows you to create a masterpiece in your own kitchen, bringing a touch of Thomas Keller's culinary brilliance to your dessert table. Enjoy every rich and chocolaty bite!

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