Alexandrina Best Darn 80’s Chocolate Cake, made with Alexandrina Creme Fraiche


Alexandrina Autumn Recipes Series

There are countless chocolate cake recipes around, some are rich and elaborate, and many are centuries old. At our farmhouse we just like to get nice and cosy, with this old recipe. It has been in Krystyna’s recipe drawer for as long as we can remember – and it’s darn easy.


Serves 8 +

groundwork - preparation time 15 mins, cooking time 60-90 minutes



250 gm butter *plus extra butter for greasing

4 tablespoons flaked almonds

1 cup boiling water

125 g dark chocolate

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 1/2 cups caster sugar

3 egg yolks

1 tsp vanilla essence

2 1/2 cups of plain flour

pinch of salt

1 tsp baking powder

2/3 cup of Alexandrina Creme Fraiche

3 egg whites



generously grease a large fluted bundt tin, best in a 12 cup tin with a hole in the middle

sprinkle with flaked almonds, pressing them well into the butter and sides of the tin

put the boiling water, chocolate and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl, and stir until chocolate is melted and smooth, leave to cool

cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add egg yolks one at a time and beat

stir in vanilla and add the cooled chocolate mixture

sift flour, salt and baking powder, and fold in alternatively with crème fraiche

beat the egg whites until stiff and fold in the creme fraiche mixture with a metal spoon

use a spatula to transfer the mixture into the tin

bake in a pre-heated over 180 C for 60-90 minutes

turn out and cool on a wire rack.

cut into slices and serve with Alexandrina Pure Jersey Cream


Alexandrina's Creme Fraiche is a naturally matured, thickened soured cream using culture. It has a light and lemony taste, and goes well with both savoury and sweet foods as a condiment. Crème Fraiche is made by adding a culture (special bacteria) to and fermenting our fresh Pure Jersey Cream. It has a subtle tangy, slightly nutty flavour and rich, velvety texture. 30 % minimum fat | available in 500 ml tub.

Calcium Hero of the Dish as a garnish | Alexandrina Pure Jersey Cream

Alexandrina's Pure Jersey Cream is the kind of cream where you can stand your spoon straight up in the pot, and it is best served straight onto a homemade dessert. This product is completely free of any preservatives, it is simply a fresh double cream.  51.6 % minimum fat | available in 300 ml tub. Champion Cream Winner of the 2004 Australian Grand Dairy Awards.

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Top Tip  |  We suggest using this little Easter egg cake hack to impress your friends over the Easter weekend. By decorating the top of the cake with a cluster of scorched almonds or a scattering of mini eggs, it sure is time to get hoppy with the Easter Bunny on its way!! Remember to serve with Alexandrina's Pure Jersey Cream for that extra bit of indulgence over the long weekend.

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First published sometime during the late 2000’s –

Cooking with Rebekah, and commonly Rebekah handed out little recipes at the Alexandrina Cheese stall at the farmers market, and this was one of those recipes gifted by one of our family members.

This blog is not sponsored, we exclusively partner with Alexandrina Cheese Company Pty Ltd.  

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