French Chocolate Layer Cake

Ingredients

2 teaspoons Espresso coffee, instant
1/4 cup Water, hot
7 ounces Chocolate, semisweet
2 ounces Chocolate, bitter
4 Eggs, separated
4 ounces Butter
2/3 cup Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Cream of tartar
3/4 cup Cornstarch, sifted
2 teaspoons Espresso coffee, instant
7 ounces Chocolate, semisweet
2 ounces Chocolate, bitter
2 tablespoons Butter

Preparation

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Combine espresso, hot water, semisweet chocolate and bitter chocolate in double boiler filled with hot water and cover. Without applying additional heat, melt the chocolate.
2
Butter two layer-cake pans, lay a sheet of waxed paper in each, and dust the pans with flour. (The pans should be able to hold about 4 cups each.)
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Beat the egg yolks and then gradually add about 2/3 cup of sugar until the yolks are thick and lemon colored.
4
Beat butter into the chocolate mixture. Add the chocolate mixture to the egg yolks and stir.
5
Beat the egg whites until foamy. Add the cream of tartar, and then gradually add up to 2 T sugar.
6
Add the sifted corn starch gradually to the chocolate mixture, alternating with the egg whites. The corn starch and egg whites should be folded in to the chocolate mixture.
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Pour half the batter into each cake pan. Bake on the lower middle level of a preheated 350 degree F. oven until set on the sides. Cool the cake in the pan, and then turn out onto a serving dish.
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Combine the icing ingredients and ice the cake as you would a normal layer cake.
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NOTES:* A decadently rich chocolate cake - My mother got this recipe from a radio show about ten years ago. She was intrigued because the cake contains no flour. It is definitely for chocoholics. Although it is a two-layer cake, it is only about 3-4 inches thick when it's done, and has the consistency and density of a chocolate candy bar. It can be frozen if you find it too much to eat at one time.
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Difficulty: difficult.
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Time: 2 hours.
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Precision: precise measurement important.

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Yield:

1.0 servings

Added:

December 3, 2009

Creator:

Anonymous

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