Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder
Episode: Cook for a Chef
Craggy Chocolate Cake
Total:
1 hr 5 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
55 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 5 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
55 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 5 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
55 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 7 ounces/200 g 70 percent chocolate, chopped
  • 7 ounces/200 g butter, softened
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup/200 g sugar
  • Serving suggestion: Sweetened or flavored whipped cream.

Directions

Heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line with parchment, grease, and flour an 8-inch/22 cm springform pan. Melt the chocolate gently over a water bath, and then beat in the butter a piece at a time until smooth. In a separate bowl, beat the yolks with 1/2-cup sugar until thick, pale, and ribbony. In yet another bowl, beat the whites to soft peaks. Scatter over the remaining 1/2-cup sugar and beat to a stiff meringue. Slowly whisk the chocolate mixture into the yolk mixture. Stir in a spoonful of beaten egg whites, then pour the chocolate mixture over the egg whites and gently fold together with a spatula. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake 50 minutes. Remove from the oven. Run a knife around the outside edge, then let sit until cool. It will sink down and the top will crack, appealingly. Serve with a drift of slightly sweetened whipped cream, flavored with vanilla, rum, or orange flower water.

Categories:

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Chocolate Truffle Cake

Recipe courtesy of Sarabeth Levine

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Recipe courtesy of Nigella Lawson

Cherry Chocolate Cake

Recipe courtesy of Zoë François

Chocolate Cream Cake

Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder

Beatty's Chocolate Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

German Chocolate Cake

Recipe courtesy of Justine Simmons

Hazelnut Chocolate Cake

Recipe courtesy of Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos

Black Bean Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Frosting

Recipe courtesy of Haylie Duff

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pattie Cake

Recipe courtesy of Karen Barker

On TV

Simply Laura

7:30am | 6:30c

Simply Laura

8:30am | 7:30c

Simply Laura

9:30am | 8:30c

Unique Eats

10am | 9c

Unique Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Unique Eats

11am | 10c

Unique Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

12:30pm | 11:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Carnival Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Carnival Eats

4:30pm | 3:30c

Carnival Eats

5:30pm | 4:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Man v. Food

8pm | 7c

Man v. Food

8:30pm | 7:30c

Man v. Food

9pm | 8c

Man v. Food

9:30pm | 8:30c

Carnival Eats

10pm | 9c

Carnival Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Carnival Eats

11pm | 10c

Carnival Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Man v. Food

12am | 11c

Man v. Food

12:30am | 11:30c

Man v. Food

1am | 12c

Man v. Food

1:30am | 12:30c

Carnival Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Carnival Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here