Monday, June 13, 2011

Fudgy Mocha Cake

If I hadn't eaten chocolate nemesis, I would likely think this was near the pinnacle of chocolate desserts. Rich and fudgy with a hint of coffee, it is up there.

One year ago: Sausage and Goat Cheese Macaroni

Fudgy Mocha Cake (from Reader's Digest)

1 tsp instant espresso or coffee
1/3 cup boiling water
90g bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs separated
1 cup granulated sugar, divided
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup (60g) cocoa powder
1/4 cup (30g) all-purpose flour
pinch salt

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 8" springform pan, set aside.
2. Dissolve instant coffee in boiling water.
3. Stir in chocolate with water until melted.
4. Stir in vanilla in chocolate.
5. In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks with 3/4 cup (170g) sugar.
6. Beat into sugar the evaporated milk, cocoa, flour, and salt until smooth.
7. Beat chocolate mixture into sugar mixture.
8. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
9. Gradually beat in remaining 1/4 cup sugar until stiff peaks form.
10. Fold 1/3 of egg whites into chocolate mixture to lighten. Fold in remaining whites.
11. Spoon into prepared pan.
12. Bake 25 - 30 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.

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