This sounds really good and easy too.
"Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Chocolate Idiot Cake
> One 9-inch (23 cm) cake
> Adapted from Ready for Dessert (Ten Speed Press)
> This cake is extremely rich, and tastes like the most delicious, silkiest,
> most supremely-chocolate ganache you've ever had. As mentioned, it's
> equally good a few days later, and only an idiot could possibly mess it
> up. You don't need to use ScharffenBerger chocolate for this cake, but use
> a good one—you'll appreciate it when you taste your first
> melt-in-your-mouth bite.
> 10 ounces (290 g) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
> 7 ounces (200 g) butter, salted or unsalted, cut into pieces
> 5 large eggs, at room temperature
> Sweetener equivalent to 1 Cup sugar
> Preheat the oven to 350F (175C).
> 1. Butter a 9-inch (23 cm) springform pan* and dust it with cocoa powder,
> tapping out any excess. If you suspect your springform pan isn't 100%
> water-tight, wrap the outside with aluminum foil, making sure it goes all
> the way up to the outer rim.
> 2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler (or microwave),
> stirring occasionally, until smooth. Remove from heat. (Do NOT overheat
> chocolate, melt gently)
> 3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar, then whisk in the
> melted chocolate mixture until smooth.
> 4. 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.
> 5. Lift the cake pan from the water bath and remove the foil. Let cake
> cool completely on a cooling rack.erve thin wedges of this very rich cake
> at room temperature, with creme anglaise, ice cream, or whipped
> cream.Storage: This Chocolate Idiot Cake can be wrapped and chilled in the
> refrigerator for 3-5 days