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Chocolate Freak-Out Recipe

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This recipe for Chocolate Freak-Out, by , is from Marci Cooks, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.


Added: Tuesday, July 31, 2007


1 lb semisweet chocolate, cut into 1 inch pieces
10 T unsalted butter
4 large eggs, separated
2 T flour
pinch of salt
2 T sugar
powdered sugar to garnish

Preheat oven to 425F. Butter the sides and bottom of an 8 inch springform pan. Place an 8 inch round of wax paper on the bottom.
In the top of a double boiler over medium heat, melt the chocolate, making sure no water touches it. Add the butter, mixing to incorporate it with the chocolate mixture as it melts. Cool the mixture.
In the medium bowl of an electric mixture, beat the egg yolks until fluffy and light lemon colored, about 5 minutes. Add the flour and continue mixing just until the flour is incorporated.
In another medium bowl of an electric mixture, beat the egg whites and salt until the whites begin to hold their shape. Add the sugar and continue whipping until they are thick and hold their shape but are not dry or overly stiff.
Add the cooled chocolate mixture to the egg yolks, mixing well. With a rubber spatula, slowly add 1/3 of the egg whites to the chocolate mixture, mixing from the bottom of the bowl to blend the whites into the chocolate. Add the remaining whites and continue, gently, blending them in until there are no white streaks left. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
Bake the cake in the center of the oven for exactly 15 minutes. (It will look almost raw, but will continue to cook as it cools.) Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool. To remove the cake from the pan, use a knife to separate the sides from the pan. When the cake is cool, place it on a serving platter and dust it with powdered sugar; or decorate with whipped cream, all over the cake and then pipe rosettes all around the top in a circular border. Chill until ready to serve.




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