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  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C. Line baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Place the dark chocolate and chopped butter in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water over low heat (make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water).
  3. Stir mixture until melted and smooth, then remove the bowl from the heat and stand for 5 minutes to cool.
  4. Using a spoon, stir sugar into chocolate until dissolved. Gradually add eggs,
  5. Stirring until well combined. Add vanilla, flour, cocoa and baking powder and mix until a smooth dough.
  6. Cover and chill for 30 minutes to firm.
  7. Use hands to roll 2 level tablespoons of the dough into a ball. Repeat.
  8. Sift the icing sugar into a dish, then dip each ball into the dish and dust heavily in icing sugar and place on the prepared trays about 2cm apart.
  9. Bake the balls for 10-12 minutes until firm .
  10. Cool on the trays.
  11. Note: Bake one ball first and check whether it has a tendency to melt If so dust more flour/coco powder and mix the dough .