How to make it

  • Instructions
  • Adjust oven rack to lower middle position and heat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Line bottom of 8-inch springform pan with parchment and grease pan sides.
  • Cover pan underneath and along sides with sheet of heavy-duty foil and set in large roasting pan.
  • Bring kettle of water to boil.
  • . Beat eggs with hand-held mixer at high speed until volume doubles to approximately 1 quart, about 5 minutes.
  • Alternately, beat in bowl of electric mixer fitted with wire whip attachment at medium speed (speed 6 on a KitchenAid) to achieve same result, about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, melt chocolate and butter (adding coffee or liqueur, if using) in large heat-proof bowl set over pan of almost simmering water, until smooth and very warm (about 115 degrees on an instant-read thermometer), stirring once or twice.
  • (For the microwave, melt chocolate and butter together at 50 percent power until smooth and warm, 4 to 6 minutes, stirring once or twice.)
  • Fold 1/3 of egg foam into chocolate mixture using large rubber spatula until only a few streaks of egg are visible; fold in half of remaining foam, then last of remaining foam, until mixture is totally homogenous.
  • Scrape batter into prepared springform pan and smooth surface with rubber spatula.
  • Set roasting pan on oven rack and pour enough boiling water to come about halfway up side of springform pan.
  • Bake until cake has risen slightly, edges are just beginning to set, a thin glazed crust (like a brownie) has formed on surface, and an instant read thermometer inserted halfway through center of cake registers 140 degrees, 22 to 25 minutes.
  • Remove cake pan from water bath and set on wire rack; cool to room temperature.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight to mellow (can be covered and refrigerated for up to 4 days).
  • About 30 minutes before serving, remove springform pan sides, invert cake on sheet of waxed paper, peel off parchment pan liner, and turn cake right side up on serving platter.
  • Sieve light sprinkling of powder sugar

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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    great post Midgelet... five forks
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    delicous recip great post thanks high5
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