Pudding Cake with Bitterswseet Chocolate Sauce-C|
Chocolate Pudding Cake with Bitterswseet Chocolate Sauce-C
2 tb Plus 3/4 C sugar
1/4 c Unsifted all-purpose flour
1/4 c Unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 ts Baking powder
6 lg Eggs -- at room temperature
4 c (1 quart) heavy cream
10 lg Egg yolks
3/4 c Sugar
1 1/2 c Semisweet chocolate chips
1 c (1/2 pint) heavy cream
1 1/2 c (about 8 oz) chopped --
2 tb Grand Marnier or other --
1. Day before serving, prepare and assemble Chocolate Cake and Pud- ding.
To prepare Chocolate Cake, grease a 10-inch springform pan; sprinkle inside
greased pan with 2 tablespoons sugar. In medium-size bowl, sift together
flour, cocoa, and baking powder; set aside.
2. Heat oven to 350F. In large bowl, with electric mixer, beat eggs and
rema@g 3/4 C sugar until double in volume 5 minutes. To prepare cake
batter, gently fold flour mixture into egg mixture just until combined.
Pour batter into prepared springform pan and bake cake 20 to 25 minutes or
until center springs back when gently pressed with fingertip.
3. Cool cake in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan and cool
completely on wire rack.
4. To prepare Pudding, in 2-quart saucepan, heat cream to boiling. In large
bowl, with wire whisk, beat egg yolks and sugar until well com- bined.
Slowly beat hot cream into yolk mixture and pour all back into saucepan.
Cook cream mixture over low heat until pudding coats a spoon. (Do not
boil.) Remove pudding from heat and stir in chocolate chips until mixture
is smooth. Cool to room temperature.
5. To assemble Chocolate Pudding Cake, cut cake horizontally into 3 equal
slices. Line inside of cleaned springform pan with aluminum foil. Place top
layer of cake in bottom of springform pan. Pour one-third of pudding over
cake layer in pan. Top with middle cake layer and half of remaining
pudding. Place bottom cake layer, bottom side up, in pan and top with
remaining pudding. Cover loosely with plastic wrap; refrigerate overnight.
6. Heat oven to 300'F. Place springform pan with cake into large roasting
pan and remove plastic wrap. Pour enough boiling water into roasting pan to
come half way up side of springform pan. Bake Choco- late Pudding Cake 1
hour or until top of cake is glazed over.
7. Cool cake in pan on wire rack 15 minutes. Cover loosely and refriger-
ate until well chilled.
8. Just before serving, prepare Sauce: In 2-quart saucepan, heat cream to
boiling. Remove pan from heat and stir in chocolate and Grand Marnier until
smooth. Strain sauce and keep warm. If desired, prepare Chocolate Curls.
9. To serve, remove side of springform pan and slice cake into wedges;
place each wedge onto dessert plate. Top cake wedges with chocolate sauce
and Chocolate Curls, if desired.
Making Chocolate Curls Leave block or square of white or semisweet
chocolate in warm room (800 to 85'F) for several hours or heat, repeatedly,
in microwave oven 7 to 8 seconds just enough to soften chocolate slightly).
Place softened square or block against paper towel in one hand; using a
sharp vegetable peeler, dig one blade into edge or side of chocolate
(depending on how wide you want your curls) and bring peeler towards you;
chocolate should come off in curls. If chocolate is too cold it will
splinter; if too warm it will not curl.
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