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    Paradise Cake

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    30 mins

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    Mirj's Note:

    This is truly an amazingly delicious dessert. As my husband has been known to say, "One piece and you're in paradise, two pieces you think you've died and gone to heaven, three pieces and you throw up!"

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    1. 1
      Cookie Layer: Pour the two cups of whipping cream into a bowl.
    2. 2
      Dip the cookies into the cream and place in one layer in a 9 X 13 inch pan.
    3. 3
      Set aside.
    4. 4
      Chocolate Layer: Melt the butter, chocolate, sugar, cocoa and instant coffee all together in the microwave, or over a small flame in a saucepan.
    5. 5
      Mix well.
    6. 6
      Remove from heat.
    7. 7
      Add the egg yolks one at a time to the chocolate mixture, mixing well after each yolk.
    8. 8
      Add the liqueur.
    9. 9
      Whip the egg whites until stiff and gently fold into the chocolate mixture.
    10. 10
      Pour over the cookie layer and refrigerate for 1 hour.
    11. 11
      Vanilla Layer: Whip the package of instant vanilla pudding with the cream.
    12. 12
      Refrigerate in a small bowl until serving time.
    13. 13
      Serving time-- spread the vanilla mixture over the chocolate.
    14. 14
      Drizzle with chocolate syrup if desired.
    15. 15
      Prepare yourself for compliments galore.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 07, 2002


      Well Mirj, you were right, it was a hit! Warning everyone-this is a very rich dessert, serve it in small pieces! I made this exactly to the recipe and it turned out great. The biscuits soften nicely in the cream and form a good base and the chocolate layer is very rich and absolutely delish! I sifted cocoa powder over the top for serving and it looked great. I used a rich shortbread type cookie instead of the ones specified as we can't get those ones, but I believe the cookies I used were very similar. I used kahlua as the liquer, about a quarter of a cup. Overall this was a great dessert and was well complimented by everyone I served it too. Thanks Mirjam for a fantastic recipe!

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    • on February 26, 2009


      I was going to take a picture of this delicious dessert but it was gone in record time! Everyone wanted to know how I made this after it was all gone so I really don't think three pieces would make anyone throw up (not that I tried!). I did make it a bit differently however. I froze the chocolate layer and then put on the cream layer and froze that as well. I let it soften slightly before serving. We did try it both ways (refrigerated and frozen) and we seem to prefer it slightly frozen. The cookies I used are called tea biscuits but I'm sure ladyfingers or any simple uncoated cookie would work well. This is a keeper! For those who would like U.S. standards I used 8 oz. of chocolate and 1 stick of margarine.

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    Nutritional Facts for Paradise Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (102 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 423.7
    Calories from Fat 361
    Total Fat 40.1 g
    Saturated Fat 24.5 g
    Cholesterol 160.4 mg
    Sodium 257.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 18.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.6 g
    Sugars 11.1 g
    Protein 5.8 g

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    petit beurre biscuits

    chocolate-flavored liqueur

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