P.J.'s Deep, Dark, and Rich Chocolate Fudge Cake

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P.J.'s Deep, Dark, and Rich Chocolate Fudge Cake

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Published prior to 2008

This cake is every chocolate lover's dream.

1 pound dark chocolate, or 2 2/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup (1 stick, 4 ounces) unsalted butter
4 large eggs, separated
1 1/2 teaspoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon hot water

In a saucepan set over low heat, or in a microwave, melt together the chocolate and butter, stirring till smooth. Beat in the egg yolks, one at a time, then add the flour, sugar and hot water, stirring till smooth.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites till stiff but not dry. Fold them into the chocolate mixture. Spoon the batter into a greased 8-inch round cake pan, which you've lined with parchment paper. Bake the cake in a preheated 425°F oven for 15 minutes (cake won't look done in the center). Remove the cake from the oven and cool completely on a wire rack. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Remove the cake from the pan, place it on a plate and serve topped with slightly sweetened whipped cream. Yield: 12 very rich servings.

Reviews

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  • star rating 01/04/2015
  • Karen from Lyme, NH
  • Addendum to my earlier rating and comment, sorry I forgot to mention this........Instead of topping with whipped cream - which sounds great but I'm not that into whipped cream - I melt some chocolate wafers or chips with some cream in my double-boiler, and make a thick icing and just dribble that on top.
  • star rating 01/04/2015
  • Karen from Lyme, NH
  • A friend made this for her husband's birthday and that was the first time I had this. She told me it was an K.A.F. recipe, so I got it and have made this a few times. Talk about the deep, dark, and richness....it is a great chocoholic dream cake! Easy to make, also.
  • star rating 04/27/2011
  • TestaD from KAF Community
  • I actually made this cake and thought it was fantastic. I used the 72% Guittard chocolate buttons and served it with softly whipped cream flavored with Armaretto (which I also put in the cake) and fresh raspberries. Awesome.
  • star rating 08/13/2009
  • dave from southwest
  • this is not a cake! this is the combo I use for brownies but with a cup of sugar and a cup of flour. this will be abit bitter for a cake.
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