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Petit Gateau de Chocolate

Petit Gateau Recipe


Hello, hello, hello. Today I bring you another great recipe and this one is thinking about the kids at home… Who out there likes Petit Gateau?

Children’s Day is almost here and I still remember that when I was younger, the arrival of this day was a total excitement. I think kids feel important for having a day all of their own. At least, I think that’s what I thought when I was little.

And since most kids (and adults) like chocolate, I decided to make a recipe full of chocolate, so you can enjoy it! And this one is so good, you won’t want to share this petit gateau! Whoops, But you’ll want to eat it together, for sure!

Petit gateau that is petit gateau should be attacked!

I really like sweets with chocolate, and cakes that are like mousse inside (like this petit gateau) are my passion. But I’m not a fan of overly sweet desserts, and that’s why I never use too much sugar. You can adjust the quantities if you want a sweeter cake.

Generally, I don’t use cooking chocolate because it has more sugar. I usually buy chocolate 70% cocoa or more or use raw cocoa (if the recipe mentions chocolate or cocoa powder).

Continuing my conversation from earlier… I think this recipe is ideal to surprise the children at home on Children’s Day. And it’s always an excuse to give yourselves a treat. Or take the kids into the kitchen, they will love it for sure!

Or, who knows, maybe you can get your family and friends together and venture out to make these delicious cakes. Since they are small and contain only healthy ingredients, you can eat them without any burden on your conscience. Isn’t that perfect?

Speaking of eating without a guilty conscience… I’ve been talking about this issue for a while now. And if you have read the posts I have been making, you must have realized that I advocate Balance above all.

It doesn’t matter if you ate a cake today, because a cake will not make you fat. And it doesn’t matter if you had a weekend full of events and food. What really matters is how you face those exaggerations, and that you go back to your normal life after those “fatter” days.

But without further ado, let’s get to it. There’s a recipe coming right out of the oven.

Check out the Oatmeal and Chocolate Cookies Recipe.




  • 1 small bar of chocolate (preferably 70% cocoa)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (level) tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 drops vanilla essence
  • 2 tsp flour (I used spelt flour)


  1. Start by preheating the oven to 200º / 220º (it depends on how powerful your oven is, but it should be very hot when you use it).
  2. With the help of a saucepan and a bowl, melt the chocolate in a bain-marie (i.e., hot water bath) over medium or low heat, together with the coconut oil.
  3. In a bowl, mix the egg, brown sugar, and vanilla essence. Fold them well.
  4. Add the melted chocolate to the previous mixture and fold gently so that it is well incorporated.
  5. Add the flour and mix well.
  6. Distribute the batter into two previously greased ramekins (or cupcake molds).
  7. Bake in the oven, already heated, for 10/12 min or until it looks cooked on the outside, but still soft inside.
  8. Remove from the oven immediately, so it doesn’t get overcooked.
  9. Let it cool a little and serve.

Suggestion: If you like the cake thicker, leave it in the oven for 1 or 2 minutes longer so that it is more cooked.

You can serve this petit gateau with a scoop of ice cream. My favorite is whipping cream ice cream, it goes perfectly with chocolate! Or with some strawberries or red fruits. It’s paradise!

You can also garnish it with cocoa powder on top or powdered sugar.

If you like and want, add some seeds, dried fruit, or granola on top for a crunchier touch.

To please the children, on this day dedicated to them, you can put multicolored sprinkles or some colored gummies. I’m sure they will love it!


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  1. A salivar já 😛 Uma questão: qual a quantidade de açúcar? Não vi mencionada na receita. Grata.

    1. Olá Andreia,

      Que bom saber que desse lado estás a salivar por esta receita. 😀 É óptimo ter esse feedback!

      Quanto ao açúcar, realmente foi um lapso. Obrigada pelo aviso.

      Coloca 1 c. de sopa rasa de açúcar mascavado (vou já rectificar a receita).

      Podes usar outro da tua preferência como mel, açúcar branco ou xarope de ácer, sem problema.

      Um beijinho,
      No Cheat Day