Bitter Chocolate Cake

"a deliciously easy cake that is only as good as the chocolate you use to make it."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Preheat oven to 320F.
  • Butter a 9 inch springform pan.
  • Sprinkle bottom and sides with sugar.
  • Tap out excess.
  • Wrap foil around bottom and 2 inches up around outside of pan.
  • Combine butter and chocolate and melt, stirring until smooth.
  • Whisk eggs and sugar in a large bowl to blend.
  • Mix in flour.
  • Stir in warm chocolate and pour into pan.
  • Set springform pan into a larger baking pan and pour enough boiling water in baking pan to come ½ inch up sides of cake.
  • Bake until top is firm and toothpick inserted in center come out with a few moist crumbs attached, about 1 hour.
  • Remove from water and cool completely.
  • Transfer to platter; release pan sides.
  • Serve with whipped cream.
  • (a few choice raspberries wouldn’t be totally out of place here either.).

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