Ingredients

How to make it

  • Place rack in top third of oven and heat to 400 degrees. (For best results, use a separate oven thermometer.)
  • Butter a 9-inch springform pan and set aside. Original recipe calls for a loaf pan
  • In a double boiler or microwave oven, melt together 8½ ounces butter and the chocolate.
  • Stir to blend.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together egg yolks and sugar.
  • Stir in flour.
  • Add chocolate mixture and stir until smooth.
  • Using an electric mixer, whisk egg whites and salt until stiff but not dry.
  • Fold whites into chocolate mixture just until blended. Pour into cake pan.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove cake from oven and allow to cool for 1 hour.
  • Wrap with foil and refrigerate until cake is firm and cold, at least 2 hours.
  • Two hours before serving, remove cake from refrigerator and bring to room temperature.
  • Slice (center of cake will be fudgy) and serve, if desired, with whipped cream and strawberries or rasberries (optional)
  • Optional: ganache on top

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  • jo_jo_ba 6 years ago
    This looks tasty, regardless of what it's called! Love chocolate anything!
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  • recipediva 6 years ago
    HUMMM, I THINK THIS RECIPE CALLS FOR FLOUR. PLEASE READ AGAIN. AS I AM FROM GERMANY I AM WELL AWARE OF WHAT A TORTE IS. I BELIEVE IN NAMING ANYTHING I WANT AS I WISH. SOUNDS GOOD TO ME. SO LETS CALL THIS ANOTHR CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE CAKE!
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  • hollyeats 6 years ago
    This sounds great, but it's definitely NOT a cake. Here in Europe we define this as a Torte, which means it contains (usually) many eggs and (always) no flour. A cake will always contain flour. This recipe is very similar to a British pudding recipe I know, the only difference being it is baked and not steamed.
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    " It was excellent "
    divacook ate it and said...
    I am rating this a 5 and if I could make it higher I would!! This was FAB! Thanks for sharing! As soon as I work off the calories i will try the chocolate souffle cake OMG, i never should have gone to your recipes!!! LOL
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  • debbie919 6 years ago
    Looks like I'm adding a new dessert to my Thanksgiving menu...thanks for the great post!
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  • krumkake 6 years ago
    The picture makes me want to lick my monitor!!! Thanks, RD - hope I can resist the urge...this looks delish!
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  • invisiblechef 6 years ago
    Yummy. I can't wait till Christmas when I get my electric mixer! it better be a Kitchen Aid too!!
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    " It was excellent "
    cherihannah ate it and said...
    This is great lol
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Sounds very decadent, Yum, bookmarking this to try. Thanks for the great post.
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    Oh yes, yes and more yes's.. this sounds so good!!
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