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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Sunken Chocolate Cake

This is a dessert that a friend has made for us when we get together for dinner & dominos. I finally talked her out of the recipe, so I could share it with you. It is a light 'bitter' chocolate cake that is served with a scoop of coffee icecream. You really have to try it, it is wonderful. Read through the directions before you get'll be suprised that is doesn't have any flour in it.
Sunken Chocolate Cake
with coffee ice cream

1 stick unsalted butter
1/4 cup sugar
5 oz bittersweet chocolate
4 large egg yolks
2 large egg whites
Preheat oven to 350º. Lightly butter 4 jumbo muffin tins or souffle cups, coat with sugar and set aside. Cut the butter and chocolate for easier melting, place into a double boiler or a heat proof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir chocolate and butter over the heat until melted. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the egg yolks with 2 Tbs sugar and wisk until thick. Stir in the chocolate mixture slowly.
Wisk the egg whites until soft peaks form. Add 2 Tbs sugar and wisk until stiff and shining, but not until dry. Fold into the chocolate mixture. Place 4 cups on a cookie sheet, and divide mixture evenly.
Bake for 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool in cups for 15 minutes. The cake will sink down in the center (don't panic). Remove from cups to a dessert place. Serve warm with a scoop of really good coffee ice cream in the center.

I am going to try it during the holidays with some pepermint ice cream...I am betting that will be yummy too!

Y'all enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Sandi - how can I pass this one up?!!! Going to have to give this a try for the Holidays.

Merry Christmas!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Josh- You really do have to try will love it.
Thanks for getting out of the 'HOV lane' to stop by!

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