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Ibarra Chocolate Cake

This cake is a great way to use up egg whites but it also uses Ibarra Chocolate (a Mexican-style chocolate)which is sold in the Latin/Mexican section in the grocery store - the chocolate doesn't have a substitute that I know of. Recipe source: The Turtle Bay Cookbook

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2hrs
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ingredients

  • 8 egg whites
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 1 lb ibarra chocolate, cut into small pieces
  • 2 ounces ibarra chocolate, cut into small pieces
  • 12 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier, Cointreau, or Triple Sec)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

directions

  • Preheat oven to 250-degrees F.
  • Grease and flour two 10-inch springform pans or two 9-inch cake pans.
  • Using an electric mixer, whip the egg whites in a small bowl until they form small peaks and then slowly add in the sugar, a little at a time, continue beating until egg whites are stiff and glossy (7-10 minutes) and then set aside.
  • In the top of a double boiler over simmering water, melt the chocolate and butter, stirring constantly and then transfer mixture to a large bowl.
  • Whisk juice into chocolate/butter mixture until combined.
  • Whisk in liqueur.
  • Whisk in vanilla.
  • Fold egg whites into mixture, one quarter at a time using a rubber spatula.
  • Pour batter into prepared pans.
  • Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pans before removing them.
  • Remove from pans, frost and stack to make layer cakes or garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
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"This cake is a great way to use up egg whites but it also uses Ibarra Chocolate (a Mexican-style chocolate)which is sold in the Latin/Mexican section in the grocery store - the chocolate doesn't have a substitute that I know of. Recipe source: The Turtle Bay Cookbook"
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  1. KelBel
    Oh My. This is incredibly rich. I made 1/2 a recipe and I am glad I did. Seven of us could only eat half of a 9" one layer cake. This is a fudgy flourless cake that topped off a cinco de Mayo dinner. A little goes a long way. Very delicious.
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  2. ellie_
    This cake is a great way to use up egg whites but it also uses Ibarra Chocolate (a Mexican-style chocolate)which is sold in the Latin/Mexican section in the grocery store - the chocolate doesn't have a substitute that I know of. Recipe source: The Turtle Bay Cookbook
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