La Maison Du Chocolat – Chocolate Pleyel Cake Recipe

Posted on October 12th, 2007 in Places To Visit,Recipes by Stephanie

La Maison Du Chocolat - Chocolate Pleyel Cake Recipe La Maison Du Chocolat chocolates are one of the finest chocolates in the world and probably the most expensive too, where a box could set you back a few hundred pounds!  La Maison Du Chocolat has a shop in London on Piccadilly and their chocolates are also sold in Harrods in Knightsbridge.  Besides selling chocolates, they also sell a variety of macaroons and cakes.  My favourite cake is the Chocolate Pleyel Cake which costs £2.50 for a piece so you’ll be glad to know that I came across the recipe for it in the Canary Wharf Citylife magazine which I picked up whilst I was in the area last week!  I would really recommend trying out the recipe especially if there isn’t a La Maison Du Chocolat near you!


200g dark chocolate
5 eggs (3 yolks – 5 whites)
190g butter
10g vanilla extract
170g icing sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
70g granulated sugar
100g flour
75g almond powder


  • Grease a 25cm cake tin and put it in the fridge
  • Break the chocolate into small pieces and place it in a glass bowl.  Heat the bowl gently by placing it over a saucepan filled with boiling water until the chocolate has melted.  Separate the egg whites from the yolks.
  • When the chocolate has melted, add the butter cut into small cubes.  Blend and then add the vanilla, yolks and icing sugar.  Mix again.
  • Add the almond powder, take the bowl off the saucepan, add the flour and mix throughly.
  • Preheat the oven to 200C (gas mark 7).
  • Beat the egg whites to stiff peaks, add the salt and then add the granulated sugar a little at a time and keep beating.  Add the egg whites to the chocolate mixture and blend well.
  • Flour the cake tin and pour the mixture into it.
  • Place the cake tin in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  • To check it is baked, poke the cake with the blade of a knife and if the blade comes out dry, then it’s ready.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and the tin, and leave to cool before serving.

Well that’s all folks!  Hope you enjoy eating it! :-)

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Comment by Miss Lingerie
2007-10-12 15:49:43

i love baking, can’t wait to try your recipe..hepofully it is successful..haha…always fain my baking…

Comment by Womansindex
2007-10-13 10:15:38

That looks wickedly delicious.
I need to go to London more often, some many places to visit there. You’re so lucky living there!

Comment by Mike C
2007-10-14 01:56:54

Dang this sounds good I am going to have to try your recipe.

Comment by Jack Page
2007-10-14 21:59:52

Hard to stick to a diet when you run across blog posts like this. Oh well, gotta indulge once in a while. I’ll have to try this.

Comment by Andreas
2007-10-15 02:59:26

Chocolate Pleyel Cake Recipe? seem not bad la…want to have a try immediately la…of couse not me, i will get somebody to bake for me..hehe…

Comment by Poster Maniac
2007-10-16 16:01:06

yummy..yummy…delicious..i love chocolate cake..please post more so that i can learn from the recipe….thx for sharing the recepi.

2007-10-16 23:17:43

Just amazing, I love chocolate and I will try your receipe toning.

Also I like to see food pictures on you post.

Comment by Ruchir
2007-10-21 16:38:12

Thanks a lot for the recipe. Hehe, my mouth’s already watering!

2007-11-06 02:55:28

I hate chocolates but oh my! that’s too tempting! I must now ready myself for fall.

Comment by People PC Online
2008-04-16 08:31:15

Thanks man… I have read about it on the web, but wasn’t able to find the recipe…

Comment by Paris Apartments
2008-05-08 13:30:49

Sounds absolutely decadent!

Haven’t been to the one in Picadilly, but have actually been to the original one in France, where my girlfriend eventually had to hit me with the old tazer to get me out the store :)

2008-07-17 13:45:13

I work 3 doors down from La Maison Du Chocolat in Piccadilly – it’s just too easy to nip in there. It’s a little pricey, but you get what you pay for it’s delicious stuff.

Comment by rajshree
2008-10-10 12:07:20


Comment by Purse lady
2008-10-13 09:25:13

What I have found here!A recipe!That’s not I didn’t expecting coming.Well thank you .I love recipe.

Comment by Pure Krill Oil
2008-11-26 18:22:19

I love chocolates and anything with chocolate becomes my favourite.. the chocolate cake sounds yummy.. can’t wait to try it.. thanks a lot for sharing this.

Comment by Cake Recipes
2008-12-06 09:02:17

Just found this via google, been reading a few articles and really like your blog… The articles are pretty well written =P
Keep up the good work =P, I’ll try to keep checking back…

Comment by HartGranite
2009-01-17 00:35:47

La Maison Du Stuff Ya Face more like lol 😉

2009-02-17 22:08:23

wow this recipe sounds amazing just by reading your ingredients. i cannot wait to try this out and share this recipe with others (crediting you of course!).

Comment by Legoland pass
2009-04-23 14:28:03

Thanks I’m a chocolate addict so I can’t wait to try this recipie. Mmmm I can taste it already and I’m not even in the kitchen yet ; )

Comment by Quick Bread Recipes
2009-05-05 10:26:27

I agree with Essex, it is a little pricey. Having said that, now I have this recipe I am going to give it a go this wekend and let you know how it turns out.

Sounds yummy!!!

Comment by Atlanta Lawyer
2009-12-08 20:08:55

Will most certainly be trying out this recipe. Hopefully if they turn out well I’ll be able to give some to friends and family this holiday season.

Comment by Data Centers India
2010-03-12 02:25:25

Looking delicious…I can feel Chocolate melting in my mouth

Comment by Buy Concert Tickets
2010-03-26 12:25:39

hmmm what a fantastic taste. I tried it and have been successfull

Comment by ders zamani
2010-05-24 19:49:48

hmmmm good.
thank you

Comment by hana
2010-08-12 08:56:20

Chocolates.. how i love them. I have already tasted many recipes. I would want to taste this also.

Comment by Boligrafos
2010-09-27 13:54:59

Ok… I will try this out… Love chocolate! Thanks for sharing…Bye!

Comment by gps
2011-01-23 13:57:47

Awesome recipe! I can’t get enough cholocate at the moment.. I’m gonna try this out at Easter!

2011-05-06 18:32:55

I can restrain myself from many things but I can never refrain from chocolate. I will make a pleasant surprise both me and my family. Thanks for the recipe.

Comment by Cody Mazariegos
2011-09-08 09:29:04

Fantastic write-up!

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