We all need chocolate today!

I didn’t know what I should write about today. I am feeling so sad and powerless after what happened yesterday. I do hope that none of you had a loved one directly impacted by yesterday’s attack in Orlando…

As these things are happening more and more often and since it seems we can’t do much to prevent them, I think the best answer is to make it a point to live our lives with intention. What I mean, is that we need to find new ways to create joie de vivre and share it. A new way to survive and rise above all this. Make no mistake: WE ARE THE NEW RESISTANCE!

They will never take away our humanity. If anything, their cowardice will make us stronger and teach us to be better and more kind to one another. That’s the way to victory!

So God (or whoever is watching us from above) bless America and God bless our brothers and sisters of the LGBTQ community. We love you all very much!

Now let’s find a way to make ourselves and others feel a tiny bit stronger today. How can we show our love today?I thought we could bake a lovely chocolate cake for everyone to enjoy this evening when they come back from work or school. Here is my recipe for a quick and easy (and delicious) chocolate cake:

For 6 to 8 people:

– Melt 200g chocolate (at least 70% cocoa content) and 180g of butter together VERY slowly in a pan (do a bain Marie if you don’t trust the flame)

– Beat 6 whole eggs with 300g of powdered sugar until the mix becomes pale and add 110g of flower

– Add the chocolate butter mix, stirring gently with a whisk

– Pour into a pie pan and bake at 200°C (390°F) for 20 to 25 minutes (15 minutes if you want the inside to be runny)

Serve it warm with vanilla ice-cream and or a home made raspberry coulis



42 Comments Add yours

  1. Stacy says:

    Well said. And as chocolate is my husband’s favorite, this is a perfect treat for him on Father’s Day. ♡

  2. Angelina Hue says:

    Agree – live our lives with intention plus with open hearts and minds. By the way, I think I need chocolate every day!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Ha ha! Me too. That’s the problem 😉☺️

  3. malgay651 says:

    are we allowed to add an accompanyment of bubbles. french of course…

    1. My French Heaven says:

      You must! 😊

  4. Agreed, Stéphane. Chocolate should be the solution to everything 😉 Seriously though, it is scary how fragile our civilization is when you think about it.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      So tempted to give up sometimes…

  5. yogaleigh says:

    I like the way you think! The Chocolate Cure

    1. My French Heaven says:

      You know it always works… To an extent of course…

  6. Eha says:

    In the far-off Antipodes the Sydney Harbour Bridge and many other well-known landmarks carried the rainbow colours thru’ the night and huge numbers of people quietly turned up at candlelit vigils . . . disgusted at ignorant and inhuman comments made elsewhere on this planet . . . we all belong to the same race . . .

    1. My French Heaven says:

      To tell you the truth, I haven’t watched the news since. Most Journalists and politicians disgust me almost as much as the terrorists themselves…

  7. A horrific tragedy, bu thanks for the uplifting recipe! I love the new blog look, too. I think another blogger in France, Jane Morely (https://viewfromafrenchhillside.com/) also has your theme, although it appears different today on her blog. At any rate, it looks wonderful and vive la resistance!


    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks. I think it’s the first time I really like the look myself ☺️

  8. Jodi says:

    what better way to suffocate our sorrow! Lovely Stephane!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      I’m just afraid chocolate cake won’t be enough to stop the bastards… this is all so sad…

      1. Jodi says:

        It is terrible! There is a lot of ugly in the world but a lot of good too. We must try to focus on the good and be the good. One person at a time. You are a good one buddy. Hugs from Mars.

  9. Sarah Jane says:

    Love your new blog design.

    1. My French Heaven says:


  10. Ah, we are in sync today. In my commercial kitchen I prepared the first batch of raspberry chocolate ice cream sauce. I used Christine Ferber’s recipe in Mes Confitures as my guide. Here in the US, most fruit/chocolate combos use cocoa powder, not a good prepared chocolate because of concern of the separation. I am so excited how the strawberry batch turned out and we will be repeating with the cherries in a few weeks.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Yummmmmmy! Strawberries are my favorite fruit by far 😉🍓🍓🍓

  11. thefolia says:

    Vive le chocolate and courage to us all!

  12. Conor Bofin says:

    Nice use of your considerable skills as a writer and cook to make a very good statement. Cake or no, I am with you on this. Terrible.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      I wish everybody was with us on this… By the way, when are you guys arriving in Bordeaux ? July or August?

      1. Conor Bofin says:

        August. First two weeks. Looking forward to cooking and drinking a glass with you.

  13. Sabine says:

    A sad occasion for a gorgeous cake that makes me smile just reading the recipe. I can already see myself melting the chocolate, beating the eggs…. If at least some of these idiots could bake a cake instead of kill, …but yeah, I know. Forget it.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Sabine I think you’re on to something there. Let’s send them all to baking school. I hear there’s a great one close to Cuba 🙂

  14. I know, isn’t it just horrible what happened? This chocolate cake is a great way to lift ones spirits, thank you! And oh my goodness, look at those raspberries, they are just gorgeous! I do enjoy your new format too. 🙂

    1. My French Heaven says:

      You make me so happy with your comment. I am totally in love with the new look (if I may say so myself) ☺️☺️

  15. John on California says:

    Thank you.

  16. Nadia says:

    I could not agree more. Chocolate and a coupe de champagne, peut être ?
    Support to all concerned by the Orlando tragedy and to all the LGBT community.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      or a chilled dessert wine…

      1. Nadia says:

        It is a chilled dessert wine!

        1. My French Heaven says:


  17. Steve says:

    Great new look! Wow! Congrats.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks! I really like it too. The only problem is that I have to go back through all my posts to make sure the images are in a large enough format to display properly in the top part… Anyway…

      1. Steve says:

        The one thing that would make it much friendlier is a search function for recipes and ingredients. Or is it there and I just don’t see it?

        1. My French Heaven says:

          It’s at the end of the page. There is no option to put it on top or on the side…

  18. enjoy life, love one another and make them treats. its the hateful religions that deny such things.

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