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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

French Chocolate Cake

Let's get in the Mardi Gras spirit with a little something French.  Veronica is checking out New Orleans for her travel agency.  Will she find love or a plot for her latest manuscript?

This cake sags in the middle and is perfect for those seeking chocolate, not perfection.

In microwave, melt:

16 ounces semisweet chocolate

Slowly add:

¾ cup (1¼ sticks) butter

stirring until melted. Set aside. Beat:

4 egg yolks

5-7 minutes. Add:

1 tablespoon flour
pinch of salt

Add to chocolate. Set aside. In another bowl, beat

4 egg whites

until soft. Add:

1 tablespoon sugar

beat until they hold their shape. Fold egg whites into chocolate mixture.

Butter sides of 8 inch springform pan and put parchment paper in bottom.  Bake 18 minutes at 425°. Let cool and refrigerate overnight.  Remove from pan. It looks funny and dips in the center. Fill cavity with whipped cream.

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