Celebrity Recipes

The Hon. Peter Dutton, MP

peter dutton

The Federal Minister for Dickson and Minister for Health and Minister for Sport provided this recipe for Cuppa, beware it’s super rich and completely decadent!!

Super Moist, Super Rich Chocolate Cake


  • 300g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 250g butter
  • 5 eggs
  • ½ cup (110g) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1¼ cups (185g) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ cup (90g) almond meal (ground almonds)

Chocolate Fudge Icing

  • 250g dark chocolate, chopped
  • ½ cup (125ml) pouring (single) cream
  • 70g butter, chopped



Preheat oven to 150°C (300°F). Place the chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat and stir until melted and smooth. Set aside.

Place the eggs and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat for 8–10 minutes or until pale and thick.

Sift the flour and baking powder over the egg mixture. Add almond meal and gently fold through the chocolate mixture.

Line the base of a 23cm-round cake tin with non-stick baking paper. Pour in the mixture and bake for 50 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Cool in the tin.

For the chocolate fudge icing, place the chocolate, cream and butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and stir until melted and smooth. Remove and set aside to cool completely. Beat in an electric mixer until thick and fluffy – add icing sugar to thicken if required. Spread icing on the cooled cake. Serves 10.