Amazing Chocolate CakeFrom recipediva 9 years ago
- 8½ ounces (2 sticks plus 1 tablespoon) unsalted butter, more for greasing pan shopping list
- 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate (50 percent or higher cocoa), chopped shopping list
- 5 large eggs, separated shopping list
- 1 cup sugar shopping list
- ½ cup all-purpose flour shopping list
- Pinch of salt shopping list
- whipped cream for serving shopping list
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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Oh yes, yes and more yes's.. this sounds so good!!shirleyoma in Cove loved it
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