Daily Archives: June 18, 2011

Weekend treat

This week the treat is for Daddy. Seeing how it is Father’s day and how my mother in law claims this is his favorite. Since Little J and I love chocolate and love cake, this works well for us all.
While you are waiting for your easy peasy cake to bake, I suggest you sit down and treat yourself to the funniest thing I read this week. It is by Wendi Aarons. CLICK away…

Bittersweet Chocolate Cake

Bittersweet Chocolate Cake
Photo: Hector Sanchez
Serves 8| Hands-On Time: 30m | Total Time: 1hr 00m



  1. Position rack in middle of oven. Preheat oven to 350° F. Rub the inside of an 8-inch cake pan or springform pan with butter. Swirl flour around to coat the pan, then tap out the excess.
  2. Combine the chocolate and butter in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir occasionally until the chocolate is melted. Set aside to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. Whisk together and set aside.
  4. Combine the eggs and vanilla extract in a large bowl, then whisk until foamy. Add the sugar and whisk about 1 minute or until light and frothy. Blend in the chocolate mixture. Add the flour mixture in 2 batches, whisking to blend completely each time.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted 1 inch from the edge comes out clean. (When the skewer is inserted in the center, a bit of moist batter should cling to it.) Cool the cake on a rack for 10 minutes, then invert onto a plate. Invert back onto rack so the shiny side is up. Cool the cake completely before sliding it onto a serving plate. Sift the cocoa over the top.

By Sally Schneider,  September 2005

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 403.09Calories From Fat 68.05%
  • Calcium 30.91mg
  • Carbohydrate 35.17g
  • Cholesterol 98.59mg
  • Fat 30.79g
  • Fiber 2.42g
  • Iron 1.53mg
  • Protein 4.93mg
  • Sat Fat 17.43g
  • Sodium 123.36mg
Recipe courtesy of www.realsimple.com
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