Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins
Bon Appetit April 2002 featured this recipe from Echo Restaurant in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood. You must prepare a day before serving. It is amazing!
- vegetable oil cooking spray
- 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate or 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (not unsweetened)
- 3⁄4 cup unsalted butter
- 6 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- vanilla ice cream
- purchased chocolate syrup
- Preheat oven to 325.
- Spray 9 x 13 metal baking pan with nonstick spray.
- Line pan with parchment paper or waxed paper.
- Stir chocolate and butter in heavy medium saucepan over low heat until mixture is melted and smooth.
- Cool chocolate mixture to lukewarm.
- Using electric mixer, beat eggs in large bowl until frothy.
- Add sugar and beat until mixture is pale yellow in color and tripled in volume, about 7 minutes.
- Fold in lukewarm chocolate mixture.
- Pour batter into prepared pan.
- Bake until firm to touch and tester inserted into center comes out with some moist batter attached, about 35 minutes.
- Cool to room temperature.
- Refrigerate uncovered overnight.
- Cut cake into 12 pieces; place on individual microwave-safe plates.
- Microwave each piece until just warmed through, about 20 seconds on high.
- Serve immediately with ice cream and chocolate sauce, if desired.
I modified this recipe a bit, added a bit more sugar, vanilla, and a few tablespoons of flour. It was fragile and thin but delicious. I will definitely make it again.
I followed this recipe exactly. The flavors were good, but it ended up like an thin extra-gooey brownie. And something odd happened during the cooking process, some kind of gelatin-like layer formed on the bottom and was almost 1/4" thick. Won't be making this again.
It had great flavor. Definitely follow the directions exactly. I used a 9in spring form pan and it did not cook evenly, so the top was slightly hard (like a thin cookie) and the center was gooey. Had I used the 9x13 pan, it probably would have turned out as it should. Even with the wrong consitency, it still tasted great.