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

6 thoughts on “Weekend treat”

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Don’t be silly Jen, everybody knows chocolate has no calories! It’s those darn eggs 🙂

  1. Twitter: Mytimeasmom
    If I ever get my oven fixed I might make this because it’s chocolate and I love chocolate. Which reminds me that I need to call to get someone to fix my oven.

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