Whiskey fudge cake

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
1¼ cup Pastry or cake flour
1 teaspoon Baking soda
10½ ounce Bittersweet chocolate; cut into small
\N \N ; chunks
12 tablespoons Unsalted butter; at room temperature
\N \N ; (6 ounces)
1¼ cup Sugar
4 \N Eggs; separated
⅓ cup Whiskey or brandy; warmed slightly
1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
\N \N Powdered sugar
\N \N Baking tray
\N \N Parchment paper
\N \N (8 x 2 1/2-inch) ring*
\N \N (8-inch) cardboard round
\N \N Aluminum foil
1 small Bowl
\N \N Double boiler
\N \N Whisk
\N \N Electric mixer with paddle


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set an 8 x 2½-inch ring on it. Wrap an 8-inch cardboard round with foil and set aside.

2. In a small bowl, sift together the flour and baking soda. Set aside.

3. In a double boiler or a metal bowl placed over simmering water, melt the chocolate. Keep warm

4. Meanwhile, with the paddle of an electric mixer, cream the butter until light. Gradually add 1 cup sugar and continue to cream until fluffy. (It is very important that this mixture is light and fluffy.) 5. Beat in the egg yolks, one at a time, the whiskey or brandy, and the vanilla. Stop the machine and scrape in the melted chocolate. Continue to mix until well-combined. Remove the bowl from the machine and fold in half the flour mixture. Fold in the remaining flour.

6. With a clean whisk and bowl, whip the egg whites until soft peaks form.

Gradually add the remaining ¼ cup of the sugar and continue to whisk until shiny and firm, but not stiff. Stir ¼ of the whites into the batter to lighten, then fold in the remaining whites.

7. Pour the batter into the prepared cake ring and bake for 1 hour. Invert immediately onto the foil-covered cardboard round and run a sharp knife around the sides of the cake, loosening the cake from the ring. Do not remove the ring from the cake. Let cool completely on a rack. Then carefully lift off the ring.

Presentation: Dust the cake with sifted powdered sugar and serve with Creme Fraiche Ice Cream or whipped cream.

To prepare ahead: Through step 7.

*Rings can be purchased at Avery's in Los Angeles or at Bridge Kitchenware in New York (Wolfgang Puck's book contains a list of resources).

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NOTES : from Adventures in the Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck, Random House, 1991. Makes one 8-inch cake

Recipe by: Good Morning America Converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.

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