How to make it

  • Filling:
  • Stir first 3 ingredients in large saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves and cream comes to a simmer.
  • Remove from heat. Add 20 ounces chocolate. Whisk until melted and smooth.
  • Whisk in vanilla and rum.
  • Transfer 1 cup warm chocolate mixture to small bowl. Whisk in remaining 2 ounces of chocolate. Cover,set aside,and let stand at room temperature. This will be the topping.
  • Transfer remaining chocolate mixture to a large bowl for the filling.
  • Chill until cold and thick. At least 6 hours.
  • Syrup:
  • Stir water and sugar in small saucepan over low heat just until sugar dissolves.
  • Remove from heat and mix in rum. Let stand.
  • Cake:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease and flour 9"x 9" x 2" cake pan.
  • Combine vanilla and coffee powder in a small bowl or cup. Swirl to dissolve coffee.
  • Sift flour,cocoa,and baking soda into small bowl.
  • Using an electric mixer,beat egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar in medium mixing bowl until thick and light in color,about 3 minutes. Beat in coffee/vanilla mixture.
  • Using clean dry beaters,beat egg whites,cream of tartar,and salt in large bowl untl soft peaks form.
  • Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar and continue beating until stiff but not dry. Fold egg whites into yolk mixture alternating with flour mixture.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 18 minutes.
  • Cool cake in pan. Cake will shrink slightly.
  • Turn cake out onto flat surface and cut in half horizontally using serrated knife. Place bottom half on plate cut side up.
  • Drizzle half of syrup over layer.
  • Using electric mixer,beat cold chocolate filling until thick,creamy,and spreadable. Spread all of filling evenly over cake layer. Filling layer will be about an inch thick.
  • Drizzle remaining syrup over cut side of second cake layer.
  • Place layer syrup side down on top of filling. Press gently.
  • Rewarm topping until just pourable and pour over center of cake.
  • Using a knife or spatula,carefully spread to edges. It's okay if a little runs over.
  • Cover with cake dome and chill until ready to serve.

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    " It was excellent "
    thegoldminer ate it and said...
    Nothing about this recipe such as artery clogging and heart stopping ingredients, sinful. High 5, JJ.
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    " It was excellent "
    danadooley ate it and said...
    Holy mother of God! That is one beautiful cake. I'm shaking with chocolate lust just looking at it lol. I'm gonna give it my 5 before I pass out from longing *THUD*
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  • irunpink 10 years ago
    I'm going to make this for my husband some time in the future, he is a big time fan of chocolate :). Beautiful pic!
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    " It was excellent "
    berry ate it and said...
    MMMMMmmmm... this slice of cake sems delicious!!!! thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    OMG what a beauty i would love to bake this one ,but can i substitute the rum with orange/apple juice !!
    have a blessed day,Angelgirl
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