Serves 20 (muffins)
200g dark chocolate (at least 60% cocoa solids), broken into pieces
100g plain flour
300g caster sugar
2 handfuls of nuts, sun-dried fruits, chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat the oven to 175C. In a bowl, melt the chocolate and butter in bain-marie. In a large bowl whisk the eggs with sugar with an electric mixer until pale and creamy. Add the flour and chocolate-butter mixture and mix it all together using a spoon or a hand egg-whisker. Add nuts, fruits or chips and gently mix with a hand spatula.
Grease a baking tray (35cmx55cm) with butter and spoon the mixture over it. If you use muffin forms spoon the mixture up to the 2/3 of the forms height. Bake for approximately 40 minutes but check before turing the oven off with a wooden stick e.g. chopsticks if its dry inside (stab the top of the cake gently in the middle).