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Gateau Marcel: Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Ingredients:  
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CAKE
1 cup butter
8 oz bittersweet chocolate
1 ⅓ cups granulated sugar
6 large eggs, divided
1 Tbsp powdered sugar

MOUSSE
cup butter
4 oz bittersweet chocolate
⅔ cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs, divided
Tbsp powdered sugar

Directions:
Directions:
CAKE: Preheat oven to 350 or 330 convection. Melt butter in small saucepan on stove top. When almost melted, stir in sugar and mix. Cook for a few more minutes. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate until melted. Whisk in egg yolks. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites and powdered sugar until stiff (you can hold the bowl upside down). Gently stir some of the chocolate mixture into the egg white mixture, and then some of the egg white mixture to the chocolate. Go back and forth until they are both in one bowl or pan. Spray springform pan with oil and coat liberally with granulated sugar. Pour batter into pan and bake until toothpick inserted comes out clean--about 30-40 minutes. It will sink as it cools, which is necessary so the mousse will fit!

MOUSSE: Make the batter exactly as you prepared the batter for the cake. After cake cools, pour the new batter on top and freeze. Serve just a few minutes after getting it out of the freezer. Store in the freezer. Don't double the recipe to make it simpler, as the mousse will fall and get ruined before the cake has baked and cooled long enough to pour the mousse on top.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
One of the young women my parents met in Denmark came to visit here. She was a professional pastry chef, and she taught me how to make this cake. It is, without a doubt, the best chocolate cake I've ever had!

 

 

 

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