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Chocolate Freedom Cake

Update: August, 18/2019 - 07:41



Chocolate Freedom Cake


with Executive Chef Paul Smart from Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

When US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met for their two-day summit at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi in late February 2019, the White House asked for a special dessert to be included on the menu – Chocolate Freedom. 

Chocolate Freedom, which is now available at Angelina, is a hot, runny-centered chocolate cake served with chocolate crumble, fresh berries and vanilla ice cream.

Serving: 6 portions


250g 75 per cent Bonnat couverture chocolate from Mexico

250g butter unsalted

5 egg yolks

5 whole eggs

125g sugar

80g soft flour

*Ice cream to serve on the side



Executive Chef Paul Smart from Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi


- Place 250g of chocolate with 250g of butter into a medium bowl.

- Meanwhile bring 5 egg yolks and 5 whole eggs with 125g of sugar to a light sabayon in a kitchen aid or using a hand held beater

- Fold the chocolate mixture in with the sabayon until it is fully combined. Then add the flour through well. Rest the mixture for 10 minutes in the fridge.

- Line the moulds with baking paper and lightly spray.

- Fill moulds 3/4’s full and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 10­-12 minutes, depending on the size of the mould

- Remove from the mould and serve on a plate with a scoop of ice cream.

Note: The chocolate fondant should be saucy in the centre

This dish is available at Angelina cocktail bar, whisky lounge and restaurant - Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi (15 Ngô Quyền Street, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hà Nội). Tel: +84 24 3826 6919, ext. 8200 or email

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