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Since I'm lousy at the mail and haven't a clue where many of my cyber buddies live, I'll post this extremely simple but utterly decadent flourless cake recipe here for you to try. Fifteen minutes prep time, 6 hours chilling time, endless minutes of sheer chocolate indulgence. It's a Passover recipe for any of you who celebrate, and *well* worth hanging onto for the season. It's dairy, no question, but you could sub parev chocolate/whipped topping and have with a meat meal.

12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate (chop it up in pea-sized chunks or use chips)
1/2 c. butter plus some for greasing waxed paper
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. water
1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
3 large or jumbo sized eggs
Whipped cream for topping

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Butter 9" pie plate

Butter a 12" square sheet of waxed paper and fit (butter side up) into pie plate.

Beat eggs thoroughly with a fork (til you can't see any unmixed whites)

In a saucepan (heavy pan works best), melt chocolate, butter, sugar, water, and coffee granules. Heat over medium to low heat for 2-3 minutes until chocolate and butter are melted. Stir *constantly*.

Remove pan from heat and stir in eggs until mixture is smooth. (I use a wire whisk and pour the beaten eggs in in a very thin stream, beating very fast as the egg hits the chocolate to avoid any curdling). Pour into lined pie plate and bake for ten minutes. The middle will *not* be set. Cool until room temp, cover loosely with waxed paper or clingwrap, then chill for 6-8 hrs (or overnight).

To serve, remove from fridge and let sit for 10 minutes (an hour is fine, too). When you're ready to serve, invert the cake over a serving dish and remove waxed paper. Top with whipped cream. (I also add strawberries or raspberries in season).


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 15th, 2003 06:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, Chris--I have this receipe too! And I cannot recommend it enough. It is simply not to be believed. It must be tasted!
Feb. 15th, 2003 08:53 pm (UTC)
*offers Winsome a bite*

With coffee. Good, strong (and in my house, chicory-laced) coffee.
Feb. 15th, 2003 06:36 pm (UTC)
This sounds gggoodddd. Into the recipe box it goes. Thanks!
Feb. 15th, 2003 08:54 pm (UTC)
Enjoy! But make sure it doesn't all go to Jeff and the munchkin... Hope you stay warm and that the morning shift makes it in! For what it's worth, the ice hasn't reached NC yet as of midnightish.
Feb. 16th, 2003 06:45 am (UTC)
Oh, this looks good, Chris!

I'm saving this for the next time I have a chocolate craving!

Apr. 7th, 2004 09:53 am (UTC)
Hi, I'm Rue10's mother (aka Moo). She linked me to your receipe for this....always looking for Passover goodies and this sounds incredible!Most passover desserts tend to be kind of dry and blah. Thanks!!!!
Apr. 7th, 2004 10:33 am (UTC)
This one is absolutely decadent. I love it enough to make it for special occasions of any kind, actually. It's super easy and quick, and people love it. I'd love to hear how yours turns out!
Dec. 7th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC)
Bless you, child! I happen to have every one of those items floating around my kitchen. I think I just found my dessert recipe for tonight.
Dec. 7th, 2005 06:25 pm (UTC)
Forgive me, for I've bastardized the recipe. I had a pie shell leftover from my sweet potato pie hayday and poured it in there instead. I also added some cayenne to the mix and, my god, does it taste good. I'll have to see how it turns out later tonight.
Dec. 8th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC)
Oooooh. That sounds *good*. I'm not big on crust, but the cayenne would just be beautiful, wouldn't it??

How'd it come out?
Dec. 8th, 2005 04:54 pm (UTC)
Most excellent. Gives just enough heat you can feel in the back of the throat. I'll have to write it down and save it!
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