Chocolate Broiler Cake

Recipe by kittykat 2
READY IN: 51mins
YIELD: 9 pieces




  • grease and line bottom of 8x8 inch pan with wax paper.
  • melt half the chocolate and set aside.
  • beat 1/2 cup sugar for 30 sec, add vanilla and beat till fluffy.
  • add egg yolks one at a time, beating well.
  • mix flour and cornstarch together, then stir into beaten mixture.
  • divide batter in half.
  • add melted chocolate to ONE half, stirring well.
  • wash beaters VERY WELL.
  • beat egg white in separate bowl until soft peaks form.
  • gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, beating till stiff peaks form.
  • divide egg whites in half and fold the halves, one at a time (chocolate second), into divided batters with a spatula. Batter may appear curdled at
  • this point but that is normal.
  • spread scant 1/2 cup of chocolate batter evenly in prepared pan.
  • Place pan approx 5 inches from flame in broiler and cook 1-2 minutes.
  • Spread scant 1/2 cup plain batter on top of cooked chocolate cake, bake under broiler flame 1-2 minutes.
  • repeat steps with remaining batter, trying to keep all additions 5 inches from flame. If this cannot be done simply reduce cook time by a few seconds for each additional layer.
  • When done you should have around 10 layers.
  • cool in pan 10 minutes, loosen side with butter knife, invert onto wire rack, remove wax paper and cool.
  • melt together remaining chocolate and 3 tbsp butter.
  • Stir in powdered sugar until crumbly.
  • pour in enough boiling water to make drizzling consistency (about 1/4 cup).
  • cut cake and drizzle each piece with chocolate.