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    Bensons Deep Dark Chocolate Cake

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    1 hrs

    Chef Hamturo's Note:

    This recipe was from Bon Apetit Magazine years ago featuring the famous chocolate cake served in New York's Benson's Steak House. It is a substantial cake made in a bundt pan and is deep with chocolate flavour.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    glaze

    • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate
    • 1/4 cup whipping cream
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons honey

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Chop your chocolate in small pieces ( be careful of your fingers ).
    2. 2
      For Cake:.
    3. 3
      Preheat oven to 350°F Generously brush a 12 cup bundt pan with melted butter. Dust the pan with flour. Melt chocolate on top of a double boiler over simmering water, and cool down.
    4. 4
      Use electric mixer, cream butter in large bowl until smooth. Add sugar and beat until fluffy.
    5. 5
      Add egg yolks 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
    6. 6
      Sift flour and cocoa into small bowl, blend into butter mixture.
    7. 7
      Add melted chocolate and nuts and mix well.
    8. 8
      Using your electric mixer again, fitted with clean dry beaters, beat egg whites with cream of tartar in medium bowl until stiff but not dry.
    9. 9
      Fold 1/4 of whites into the batter to lighten.
    10. 10
      Gently fold in remaining whites.
    11. 11
      Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake until top of cake forms crust but centre remains moist, about 50 minutes ( cake will not rise to top of pan ).
    12. 12
      Transfer pan to rack. Immediately run a small sharp knife around cake pan sides and centre hold to loosen.
    13. 13
      Cool 15 minutes ( cake will fall).
    14. 14
      Turn cake out onto plate; cool. ( Can be prepared 1 day ahead.).
    15. 15
      Cover and let stand at room temperature.
    16. 16
      Glaze.
    17. 17
      Pour glaze over top of cake allowing the glaze to run down sides.
    18. 18
      Let stand 2 hours @ room temp -- and serve.

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    Nutritional Facts for Bensons Deep Dark Chocolate Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (163 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 583.7
     
    Calories from Fat 420
    72%
    Total Fat 46.7 g
    71%
    Saturated Fat 23.2 g
    116%
    Cholesterol 210.7 mg
    70%
    Sodium 63.9 mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrate 40.8 g
    13%
    Dietary Fiber 4.1 g
    16%
    Sugars 31.0 g
    124%
    Protein 9.8 g
    19%

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