Ingredients

How to make it

  • For Cake:
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Butter 10-inch-diameter springform pan. Line bottom of pan with parchment round; butter parchment.
  • Wrap 3 layers of heavy-duty foil around outside of pan, bringing foil to top of rim.
  • Combine 1 cup water and sugar in small saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat.
  • Add chocolate and whisk until smooth.
  • Whisk sugar syrup into chocolate; cool slightly.
  • Add eggs to chocolate mixture and whisk until well blended.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Place cake pan in large roasting pan. Add enough hot water to roasting pan to come halfway up sides of cake pan.
  • Bake cake until center no longer moves when pan is gently shaken, about 50 minutes. Remove from water bath; transfer to rack. Cool completely in pan.
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  • For Ganache:
  • Bring whipping cream to simmer in small saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat. Add chocolate and whisk until smooth.
  • Pour over top of cake still in pan. Gently shake pan to distribute ganache evenly over top of cake.
  • Refrigerate cake in pan until ganache is set, about 2 hours.
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  • **Can be made 2 days ahead. Cover and keep refrigerated.
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  • Run knife around pan sides to loosen cake; release sides.
  • Cut cake into wedges and serve with whipped cream.

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  • MistressMaddie 7 years ago
    I shall slay the black beast with my mighty fork of doom! yummy yummy shall be my war cry!
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmal ate it and said...
    I've had this bookmarked for years now. Kept coming back to it, decided I wasn't ready and moved on. Well, I'm back, and proud to announce I'm going to give this a try! Pray for my poor kitchen. lol I'll keep you updated!
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    trigger ate it and said...
    I was in the mood for chocolate and made a search and look at the treasure I found.
    Like your new smoky background on you Ativar too.
    You have my 5
    "Vicky"
    Michael
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    kochhexe ate it and said...
    This looks terrific - and i am sure to bake it for the next birthday - and even i can have some of it - no flour! terrific. i'm not supposed to eat sugar either - but i am sure just a little nibble won't hurt. sinning a little is always better then not sinning at all. right1 who am i trying to convince.?
    Thank you, Vickie, for another great post.
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    blondie80 ate it and said...
    This looks heavenly!
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    " It was excellent "
    juliecake ate it and said...
    This might satisfy my huge chocolate craving, if IT doesn't nothing can. So yummy, thank you so much!
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    " It was excellent "
    crabhappychick ate it and said...
    Thanks for the flourless chocolate cake! I love these and have always meant to make one...I WILL make this one! And gluten-free, baby.
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  • inmaculada 9 years ago
    I love beasts, moreover when are chocolate ones... I would follow my path of baking lesser or flourless cakes, so I will bake this beauty for sure. I´m looking now for a good flourless chocolate cake with hazelnuts, another delicious black beast. I´ll post when I bake it.
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmal ate it and said...
    Imagine using 70% or more cocao for this? Then drizzling caramel over the ganache? Rawr. Haha.
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  • merlin 9 years ago
    Sounds so good. This one would make me snarl and pant, Vickie Ann.
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    Awesome! I love it already with out tasting it!
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    vicky, this is wonderful,love it!
    great post! got my 5
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    " It was excellent "
    danadooley ate it and said...
    OMG! I feel faint *fans flaming cheeks* I think I need a cold shower!
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    ohhhhh wow sounds very yummy a chocolate rush thanks vickie
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    " It was excellent "
    nlo209 ate it and said...
    Absolutely decadent....love it!
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    " It was excellent "
    vino4dino ate it and said...
    WOW!, Lunasea. I was ready to go to bed until I saw this rich chocolaty dream cake. I don't suppose the local convenient store will have this for a quick fix.
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  • seh0625 9 years ago
    Another fantastic recipe from an expert.
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