Hurricane Cake

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Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep
1 hr 30 mins
Cook
0 mins

I won a recipe contest judged by Jamie Shannon, of Commanders Palace, New Orleans, LA, with this one. Be sure to serve it up in small slices, it's rich!. It also freezes very well and can be sliced with a sharp knife while still frozen.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. BOTTOM CRUST--------------------------.
  2. Prepare 10-inch springform pan by lining bottom with wax paper; set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  4. Crush crackers into FINE crumbs (5 or 6 sheets should yield about 1 cup).
  5. Combine crackers and butter until completely mixed, press into bottom of pan.
  6. Bake at 325°F for 10 minutes, allow to cool on wire rack.
  7. FOR THE SIDE CRUST-----------------.
  8. After bottom crust has cooled, line sides of pan with wax paper, set aside.
  9. Crush crackers into FINE crumbs.
  10. Mix nuts, crush in a zip-lock bag with a rolling pin until coarse.
  11. Combine nuts, chocolate, coconut and cracker crumbs; mix until well combined.
  12. To the nut mixture add melted butter, mix, add honey, caramel and Karo, mix until well combined.
  13. Press mixture onto sides of prepared pan, cover and refrigerate.
  14. FOR THE FILLING--------------------.
  15. Melt Chocolate.
  16. Prepare coffee, allow to cool.
  17. Whip cream cheese, butter and 1/2 cup of the sugar on medium speed till light and fluffy (5 to 10 minutes in a stand mixer).
  18. Beat egg yolk and 1/4 cup of sugar until thick and pale yellow (10 mins on high).
  19. Combine cream cheese/butter mixture, coffee and egg mixture, beat for 10 mins on medium.
  20. Add chocolate, continue to beat on med-lo speed for 5 mins or until well mixed.
  21. In an ice cold, clean, metal bowl beat cream on high until frothy.
  22. Add cream of tartar and 1/4 cup of sugar, and vanilla, beat until soft peaks form.
  23. Lighten chocolate mixture with 1/4 of the whipped cream then fold remaining whip cream into chocolate mixture.
  24. Pour into crust, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  25. Serve with whipped cream and caramel sauce.