|8||Squares semi-sweet chocolate, Baker's|
|1 pint||Heavy cream|
|Whipping cream; vanilla and sugar for garnish|
This is a dense chocolate cake with a creamy chocolate mousse-like layer under whipped cream...very good!!! Melt 7 squares chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add ¾ cup sugar & egg yolks. Beat for 3 minutes at high speed. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a separate bowl beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Add remaining ¼ cup sugar gradually, beatijng constantly ujntil whites hold their peaks. Fold egg whites slowly into choc. batter with spatula. Pour ¾ of batter into ungreased 9" springform pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 35 minutes. Let torte cool and fall. Run knife around edge and pour remaining uncooked batter on top and chill. Whip heavy cream with 1 tsp vanilla and 2 tsps sugar or to taste until it has a thick whipped cream consistency.
Spread or use pastry bag with star tip on top of cake and use remaining choc. square to decorate with shavings. (use veggie peeler) Refrigerate until serving. Posted to EAT-L Digest by Marie Whitman <goinnutz@...> on Aug 28, 1997
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