Chocolate Paradise

The is Chef Wan’s favourite chocolate cake topped with a smooth chocolate ganache frosting. Incredibly chocolatey, it is the perfect dessert choice for chocolate lovers.
Chocolate Paradise
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Cooking Time
60 mins


  • 230g unsalted butter
  • 300g castor sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder, sifted, then mixed with 1 cup hot water, before being set aside aside to cool

For Flour Mixture to Sift Together:

  • 235g cake flour or wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. self raising powder
  • 3/4 tsp. salt

For Chocolate Ganache:

  • 150g bitter or bittersweet chocolate, finely sliced
  • 3 tsp. heavy cream
  • 3 tsp. unsalted butter


  1. Whisk together the butter and sugar until light and combine well.
  2. Add in the vanilla essence and eggs.
  3. Add in the cocoa and sifted flour mixture.
  4. Add in the walnuts.
  5. Bake in an 8-inch pan that has been lined with baking paper (and brushed with a bit of butter) for 35 minutes at 170°C.
  6. Leave the cake overnight to cool and sprinkle with chocolate pieces the next day.

Instructions for Ganache

  1. Mix the chocolate and the heavy cream in a pot on low heat.
  2. Once the chocolate is melted, remove from heat and add in the butter. Mix well.
  3. Set aside to cool.
  4. Pour it on the cake.

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