Flourless Chocolate Cake

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Portions/Servings This recipe will feed 12 people.
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1/2 cup water
3/4 cup white sugar
18 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate
2 sticks butter
6 eggs


You’ll be using a ten inch round pan, and a twelve in round pan - one fits inside the other. You really need an electric mixer too.

Thoroughly grease a ten inch round pan with butter. Preheat oven to 300° .

Dissolve the sugar in the water over low heat in a small saucepan.

If you have an stand mixer, use it’s bowl and make a double boiler, placing the bowl over a saucepan with boiling water, on the stove. Or, use a heat proof mixing bowl the same way. Melt the chocolate in the bowl over the hot water.

Using your stand mixer or portable electric, beat one tablespoon of butter at a time into the melted chocolate. Then slowly add the sugar water. Finally add the eggs, again one at a time, beating until smooth.

Pour the batter into the buttered ten inch pan. Then carefully lift the pan into the empty twelve inch pan, positioning it in the center. Carefully pour boiling water into the larger pan, being sure not to splash water into the batter. The water should be about half way up the ten inch pan.

Using potholders, carefully move the pans to your preheated oven. Bake for 45 minutes. Even if it doesn’t look done, remove from the oven and refrigerate overnight.

To serve, dip the pan into hot water for about a minute, then carefully flip it over onto your serving plate.

We like to put a little whipped cream and fresh fruit with this cake, but the purists will insist than nothing more than a slice on a plate.

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