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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Cooking Thursday

It's time for another recipe and you'll love this one! I'm posting this one in honor of my dear friend Ginger, who is about to celebrate her 50th birthday. She is a chocolate lover, and this fits the bill!



Flourless Chocolate Cake (from Paula Deen)

12 oz. high quality dark or semi-sweet chocolate (You need to buy the good stuff for this - I used dark chocolate for mine)
2 sticks of butter
1 1/4 c. of sugar
6 eggs, separated

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place some parchment paper on the bottom of a springform pan so it hangs over. Close the latch to hold the paper in place and secure the sides. You'll also want to generously spray the paper/pan with some non-stick cooking spray. Separate 6 large eggs--yolks in a small bowl and egg whites in a mixing bowl. Set aside.

Combine Chocolate and 2 sticks of butter. Melt in the microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between until completely melted and smooth. Whisk in 1 1/4 cups sugar until combined. Then add the six egg yolks to the chocolate and sugar mixture, one at a time, whisking after each addition.

In the mixing bowl, beat the six egg whites on high with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Then, gently fold egg white mixture into the melted chocolate mixture until combined. Pour it in the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour at 325 degrees. It will rise pretty high in the oven, but when you take it out to cool, it will fall. And fall hard. Delicious! Let it cool one hour on the counter and then for at least four hours in the refrigerator before you release it from the springform pan.

This is a rich, fudgy, delicious cake and is not to be eaten when counting calories!

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15 comments:

~Ginger said...

Chocolate and 2 sticks of butter! Now we are talking!!!! Oh yum!!!
Thanks for thinking of me Mari! I know, you are gloating in the fact that you are waaaaaay younger than me :D

Renee said...

Oh, yum!

Lois Lane II said...

Oooh! This looks like what I had at a super fancy restaurant!

Melinda said...

Wow that looks soooo yummy!

Heart2Heart said...

Mari,

Besides looking amazing to eat it also solves a gluten free issue for those looking to have their cake and eating it too!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Mariel said...

I think I gained 3 pounds just looking at the picture!

Mariel said...

I think I gained 3 pounds just looking at the picture!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

It looks like it would be so moist and chewy. Yum!!!

Cherdecor said...

Oh, Baby! This has got to be good!

septembermom said...

Paula is one of my favorites! This looks very good!

Brooke said...

i'm pretty sure the "no calorie counting" rule applies to all of paula's stuff!

happy birthday to your friend!

Renee said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Can you pass me a glass of milk with that cake? ;-) It sounds so rich & tasty - think I'm going to go make it right now. I honor of Ginger of course! :) hehe

Pat said...

I think I need that...right now!

Sandra said...

Oh have mercy Mari, I'm drooling. YUM!

Kim said...

Definitely putting on my MUST TRY list :-) As soon as I'm using my oven again. Sounds decadent!