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chocolate delight cake

Incredibly Easy Chocolate Cake

Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 8 servings

Equipment

  • 8 inch springform pan or 8 inch round cake pan

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 ¾ cup powdered sugar, plus a bit more for garnish
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3.5 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 5 eggs separated
  • tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch

Instructions
 

  • Grease and flour an 8 inch springform pan or round cake pan.
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. (Yes, you read that correctly. This cake cooks at a low temp.)
  • Melt chocolate in the top of a double boiler or in a metal bowl over water that is just boiling.
  • Beat the eggs yolks, half of the powdered sugar, the granulated sugar and vanilla. Then, beat in the melted butter and chocolate.
  • Sift in the flour and cornstarch and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff and then whisk in the other half of the powdered sugar. Using a thin spatula, gently fold the egg white mixture into the chocolate mixture until a uniform color is achieved.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared springform or cake pan and bake at 300 degrees F for 40 minutes. Wait until the cake cools completely before removing it from the pan. Turn the cake over onto a serving platter and sprinkle generously with powdered sugar.