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Golden Butter Cake with Chocolate Marshmallow Frosting

6 egg yolks
1 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon + 1 tsp. Baking Powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
12 Tablespoons butter
3 cup flour

Mix yolks, 1/4 cup of the milk & vanilla. Put all dry ingredients in mixing bowl. Beat in butter till like crumbs. Beat in remaining milk. Now slowly beat in egg yolk mixture. Beat till smooth. Pour into a greased & floured 9x13 pan & bake 350 degrees 25 -35 minutes. Poke holes in cake with an object about the diameter of a drinking straw. Pour Chocolate Marshmallow Frosting over warm cake. Smooth for an even finish.

Chocolate Marshmallow Frosting
3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1 bag marshmallows
1teaspoon vanilla
dash of salt
1/2 to 1 cup of light cream
2 cups powdered sugar
Microwave chocolate chips on 50% power till melted about 2 minutes. Stir 1/2 thru and again when melted to smooth. Add marshmallows & microwave full power till melted about 1 1/2 minutes. Stir till smooth. Now beat in cream & sugar till texture is frosting consistancy. Add more or less as you prefer. Frost warm cake. Frosting will pool down in holes and smooth over the top. Delicious!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Flourless Chocolate Cake "The Beast"


                                                                        


THE BEAST is the perfect name for this BLACK AS MIDNIGHT chocolate perfection confection! Silky, rich with subtle hints of coffee in its' depths. This cake is exactly what New Years Eve demands for dessert! This is why I am blogging this just for you in time  for your  New Years Eve Celebrations ! This BEAST will KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF ! But its' looks are deceiving this BEAST is a PUSSYCAT to make! My BEAST is a version of the recipe on Epicourious!

1 Cup Strong Coffee
1 Tsp Vanilla
3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar 
1 stick + 1 TBS Butter
18 Ounces of Semi Sweet Chocolate ( I used a 62% Cacao bittersweet chocolate) WARNING if you are LEARY of the INTENSITY of this chocolate just use a SEMI SWEET & not a high Cacao like I did.The darkness of the flavor from high cacao is NOT for the timid! IF you use a high cacao chocolate you MUST serve the dollops of whipped cream to help cut the bitterness of the cacao. IF you LOVE a good rich dark chocolate the high cacao is the ONLY way to go on this cake ! The coffee & vanilla help enhance the chocolate experience of THE BEAST!
6 Large Eggs
Prepare your pan : Use a 10 inch Spring form pan. Butter insides & bottom of pan. Cut out a round of parchment to fit into the bottom of the pan. Butter the top of the parchment round.  take 3 layers of aluminum foil and cover the outside bottom & sides of your pan so they come up over the top edge of the spring form pan!                                                    
Now to mix up THE BEAST!                             
Mix the 1 Cup of Strong Coffee, vanilla & the sugar in a saucepan heat to boil. Simmer for 5 minutes. Let cool. In a deep saucepan melt the butter add chocolate & melt on low whisking to smooth. Let cool.Once COOL whisk in the sugar coffee syrup. Whisk smooth. Beat eggs with your whisk & whisk into the chocolate coffee sugar syrup. Whisk smooth ! Pour into your prepared pan. Place the pan in a deep roast pan that allows your cake pan to sit flat on the bottom inside the roasting pan. Fill the roaster with HOT WATER so that it comes 1/2 up on the outside of the spring form pan .

                                                                        

Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven. Bake until THE BEAST is set  about 50 minutes. Lift the spring form pan out of roasting pan water bath & let sit to cool completely. Once completely cool remove THE BEAST  from the pan by running a knife along the edge then release the spring lock. Invert on platter & carefully peel off the bottom of your pan and the parchment paper. Cover THE BEAST with the following Chocolate Ganache.

CHOCOLATE GANACHE
1 Cup Heavy Cream
8 Ounces Semi Sweet Chocolate ( The same kind used in making THE BEAST)
Heat heavy cream until simmering whisk in small pieces of chocolate until melted & all is incorporated. Whisk smooth & then cool to room temperature then   pour over THE BEAST. Cover & refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve cold! Serve with a dollop of lovely whipped cream! SERVES 16 !!!! A little goes a VERY LONG WAY!!! This cake will earn you a STANDING OVATION & it is really not hard at all to make, but you do not need to tell that to your guest!


     This is an INTENSE CHOCOLATE EXPERIENCE & ONE YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS! The Beast is like eating SWEET CHOCOLATE BUTTER FUDGE ! That is as close to a description as I can get !
I hope you ENJOY THE BEAST as much as we do ! Chocolate lovers certainly will !                                                         

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