Mom's latest creation and thoughts:
The cake was wonderful,"was" because Harry (my husband) who doesn't like chocolate, ate most of it. He said it tasted better than any cheese cake (this cake doesn't contain any cream cheese however) he has ever tasted.... not too bitter. Harry loves milk chocolate and I actually used the dark chocolate. In fact I used the 72% organic extra dark chocolate! I love dark chocolate and I plan to make the cake again with the 85% just to try it out. I like to feel the cocoa burst after the first bite, then satisfied you can go back for more later.
The cake was homemade "art," which rose on the sides of the pan, leaving a center you could fill with fresh fruit and top with whipping cream (I bet it would taste like a large chocolate filled truffle.). I topped with some powdered sugar because I like the full effect of the Chocolate flavor.
Carb counters would like this desert and the calories aren't too bad either, especially knowing you are getting antioxidants to boot!
Here we go. Love it, and so much love in each slice. The chocolate flavor is big and satisfying. The texture is so creamy, melts in your mouth like cheesecake, yet with only 4 Tablespoons of flour resembles a cake. You can do so much with this recipe, leave simple or add other toppings.
I was greatly impressed with the melting quality of this chocolate by the way. I have never used any chocolate that melted so well at such a low heat.
So I say love someone today, even from afar, you never know if you will see them again, better yet send them the recipe, or make it for them:
Pre-heat oven to 400degrees: Generously butter and dust pan with flour. I sometimes use Pam spray for baking which works great.
12 ounces of 72% Hispaniola Rainforest Organic extra dark chocolate (Santa Barbara Chocolate) This chocolate makes a great snack on it's own!!!!
2 Sticks of salted butter
Melt the chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat.
Remove from heat and whisk in:
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
1 cup of brown sugar
4 eggs, beat in one at a time
Stir in 5 Tablespoons flour - gently
Pour into 9 to 10" pan
Tap pan on counter to raise out air
Bake 20 to 23 minutes or until a knife comes out clean and run knife around edge of pan.
Cool 15 minutes, unmold right-side-up.
Decorate with powdered sugar and serve with warm melted chocolate (Santa Barbara Hispaniola Organic 72% dark chocolate) and whipped cream.
Serves about 10. Per serving: 333 calories, 30 carbs, 5 g protein
Please try it and think of a name for this desert!!! Thanks