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!