Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Easy Chocolate Cake to Start Your Week

Sometimes you need chocolate as much in the beginning of the week as you do to celebrate the end of the week. So when you are in need of chocolate (I'm in serious need of chocolate therapy) and it's not the weekend, the easiest way to make a chocolate cake is without flour, baking soda or powder, and salt. I've seen a few recipes from various cookbooks where you combine chocolate, sugar and separated eggs to make the most wonderful chocolate cake. Just a few ingredients with great results - hopefully good enough to get you through to the weekend.

Cracked Chocolate Earth  (From the new Tyler Florence Recipe App on Iphone)
16 oz bittersweet chocolate
8 oz unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
9 eggs separated 

Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler. Separate the eggs and mix the yolks with the sugar. Take the eggs whites beat on high in a mixer until stiff.  When the chocolate is melted take a little of the chocolate and put in the egg yolks to temper the eggs. Combine slowly together so not to scramble the eggs. When eggs whites are stiff, fold into the chocolate mixture. Pour into a buttered Springform pan and place into a 350 degree oven for 20 - 25 minutes. Wait 10 minutes to cool before you unmold.


  1. Beautiful!
    I love the reason for the cake - when your week isn't going to well. Too cute.


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