Wednesday, November 19, 2008

chocolat!

I realize i've been MIA for a while, but my friends birthday's coming up in a few days and I wanted to make her a cake so I thought I would post it up here. It's called Chocolate Idiot Cake, and is suuuuuuper easy!


10 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate (the best you can find is well..best!), coarsely chopped
7 ounces butter salted or unsalted cut into pieces
5 large eggs at room temp.
1 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 350
1. Butter a 9-inch (23 cm) springform pan* and dust it with cocoa powder, tapping out any excess.
2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler (or microwave), stirring occasionally, until smooth. Remove from heat.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar, then whisk in the melted chocolate mixture until smooth.
4. Pour the batter into the prepared springform pan and cover the top of the pan snugly with a sheet of foil. Put the springform pan into a larger baking pan, such as a roasting pan, and add enough hot water to the baking pan to come about halfway up to the outside of the cake pan.

Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

You'll know the cake is done when it feels just set, like quivering chocolate pudding. If you gently touch the center, your finger should come away clean.
5. Lift the cake pan from the water bath and remove the foil. Let cake cool completely on a cooling rack.
Serve thin wedges of this very rich cake at room temperature with ice cream, or whipped cream.

Enjoy!

7 comments:

Constructive Attitude said...

chocolate idiot cake?
lol

I bet I still wouldnt be able to make it.

Mrs. Cullen said...

why is called chocolate idiot cake?

Snake Charmer said...

it's called that because even an idiot couldn't screw it up :). it's really easy CA try it!

provoking invoking said...

=D its my birthday.

MAN i'm sick of school. i want to bake. i used to bake when i couldn't sleep.. now i sit and think about my work. i miss you!

Mrs. Cullen said...

i would probably mess up. i suck at baking. teach me. PLEASE

Simply me said...

Oh man can you make me one? Im craving chocolat!

controlled chaos said...

I love you..it was good seeing you.