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Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 15

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 35

Ingredients

Serves 7

  • bitter or semi-sweet chocolate 8 ounces

  • unsalted butter 6 tbsp

  • all-purpose flour 2/3 cups

  • baking powder 1/2 tsp

  • Kosher salt 1/4 tsp

  • eggs 2 nos

  • vanilla extract 2 tbsp

  • sugar 1/2 cups

  • cocoa powder 2 tsp

Directions

  • 01

    Position the rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350°.

  • 02

    Rub The Inside Of An 8-Inch Cake Pan Or A Springform Pan With Butter. Swirl A Few Teaspoons Of Flour Around To Coat Completely.

  • 03

    Invert The Pan And Tap Out The Excess. Combine The Chocolate And Butter In The Top Of A Double Boiler Over Simmering Water. (Or, Alternatively, Combine In A Medium, Heavy Saucepan And Set On A Flame Tamer/Diffuser Over Very Low Heat).

  • 04

    Stir Occasionally Until The Chocolate Is Melted. Set Aside To Cool.

  • 05

    Meanwhile, Sift The Flour, Baking Powder, And Salt Into A Bowl; Whisk Well And Set Aside.

  • 06

    Combine The Eggs, Vanilla Extract In A Large Bowl. Whisk Until Foamy. Add The Sugar And Whisk Until Light And Frothy, 1 Minute.

  • 07

    Blend In The Chocolate Mixture. Add The Flour Mixture In 2 Batches, Whisking To Blend Completely Each Time.

  • 08

    Pour The Batter Into The Prepared Pan. Bake 22 To 25 Minutes Until A Skewer Inserted 1 Inch From The Edge Comes Out Clean.

  • 09

    When Inserted In The Center, A Bit Of Moist Batter Will Cling To It. Do Not Over Bake. Cool The Cake On A Rack 10 Minutes, Then Invert Onto A Plate.

  • 10

    Invert Back Onto The Rack So The Shiny Side Is Up. Cool The Cake Completely Before Sliding It Onto A Serving Plate.

  • 11

    Sift The Cocoa Over The Top.

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