HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
David Lebovitz's Chocolate Idiot Cake
Adapted from Ready for Dessert (Ten Speed Press)
10 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (ScharffenBerger chocolate if possible, if not, use a good one)
7 ounces butter, salted or unsalted, cut into pieces
5 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
Preheat the oven to 350F
Butter a 9-inch springform pan and dust it with cocoa powder, tapping out any excess. Wrap the outside tightly with foil, making certain it goes up to the rim. Water leaking in will ruin the cake.
Melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave, stirring each time you check, until smooth.
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar, then whisk in the melted chocolate mixture until smooth.
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. Lift the cake pan from the water bath and remove the foil. Let cake cool completely on a cooling rack.
Storage: This Chocolate Idiot Cake can be wrapped and chilled in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
One would have to be an idiot not to make this! It looks delicious.ReplyDelete
It looks like a cake a chocolate lover would love..:)ReplyDelete
It looks amazing! The kind of cake I love.ReplyDelete
Love this chocolate cake:))ReplyDelete
Haha I love the name of this. And it looks delicious!ReplyDelete
I think it a genius recipe. Happy Valentines Day Barbara.ReplyDelete
Well, even though the name isn't quite PC, it's a cake any chocolate lover (me) would love! So simple but delicious.ReplyDelete
Oh yes, Barbara. Most definitely the way to celebrate Valentine's Day! Heavenly...Thanks for sharing...ReplyDelete
Tee Hee...love the name. Looks sooooo good! :)ReplyDelete
Who wouldn't love a good flourless chocolate cake!ReplyDelete
This looks heavenly!
Yes, I Valentine's Day does call for chocolate! This cake looks tender and perfect. I'd love a warm slice with a scoop of ice cream.ReplyDelete
I'll echo the words of Bonnie above, "one would be an idiot not to make this cake." It's so pretty with the sprinkles of white on the chocolate. Happy Valentine's Day Barbara.ReplyDelete
we can all be idiots sometimes, i can attest to that! great choice for a valentine's meal. :)ReplyDelete
LOL! Love the name of it! And I so agree with Bonnie!! Pretty too. Happy Valentine's Day to you, Barbara!ReplyDelete
Now that's my idea of a perfect dessert! Sadly, I'm the only one who would eat it, so ... guess I won't go whip that up tonight.ReplyDelete
Regardless of name, a chocolate cake is a chocolate cake :DReplyDelete
This looks so tasty!
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