Sunday, September 25, 2011

Ooey Gooey Chocolate Cake

For Goober's birthday party last Saturday, I not only made the French Vanilla Cake Pops I posted last Monday, but I also made the best chocolate cake ever.  And it is easy.  I originally found the recipe here.

This is not your average chocolate cake.  It is rich, and gooey, and you can only eat a few bites.  It reminds me of fudge, almost.  I love it so much I will make it again for every holiday in the foreseeable future.

I did mess up the frosting, which looks awful.  It was the first time I bought buttercream in a can and I should have bought icing gel or made my own pastry bag and done it with the homemade whipped cream  I served the cake with.  Oh well.  Now I know what not to do.

10 oz. semi-sweet chocolate (I used most of a bag of chocolate chips-there was about 1/4 cup of chips left over)
7 oz. butter
5 large eggs
1 cup sugar

-Preheat the oven to 350.
-Butter a 9-inch springform pan and then dust it with cocoa powder, throwing out the excess.  Wrap outside of springform pan with foil to make sure it is watertight.
-Melt butter and chocolate together over a double boiler.  You can use the microwave also.  When it is smooth and combined, remove from heat.
-Whisk together eggs and sugar, then add chocolate mixture and whisk until combined.
-Pour batter into springform pan and cover with foil.  Place inside a roasting pan and fill roasting pan with water until it is halfway up the springform pan.
-Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
-Remove from water bath.  Remove foil.  Cool completely on cooling rack before serving.

And that's it!  There are only a few ingredients, and it is so easy!  It was the first time I ever cooked anything in a water bath, which always seemed a little daunting to me, but it wasn't hard at all.  Serve this cake with whipped cream on the side and enjoy.  I promise you this cake is worth making!

1 comment:

  1. i've never seen a recipe like this, but it sounds awesome!!!