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This exceedingly moist and rich (but so simple!) cake is all about chocolate and butter; if you can swing it, choose top-quality brands.

Source: Midwest Living


Credit: Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr 30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease an 8-inch springform pan with the softened butter. Dust with the cocoa powder; tap out excess.

  • Break up chocolate into a medium microwave-safe bowl. Add butter chunks. Zap in the microwave 1 minute. Stir with a flexible spatula. If need be, zap another 30 seconds to melt. Stir until smooth.

  • Crack eggs into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Whip on high speed, gradually cascading in sugar and salt, until pale, thick, and tripled in volume, about 3 minutes. (Lacking a stand mixer, use a handheld mixer and coordination, or a balloon whisk and upper-arm strength.)

  • Pour chocolate mixture into egg mixture; beat on low to combine. Sprinkle in flour; beat on low just to combine. Mix in any renegade specks of flour with a flexible spatula. Transfer batter to prepared pan.

  • Bake until puffed and surface is dry and a toothpick jabbed in center only just comes out clean. (Begin checking at 35 minutes.) Don't fret over any cracks in the top. Cool on a wire rack 20 minutes; remove sides of pan. Enjoy warm or at room temp with whipped cream.

Sweet Whipped Cream

For perfect sweet whipped cream, follow a Rule of One: Combine 1 cup heavy cream, 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. With an electric or stand mixer, whip on medium speed to soft peaks. Cover and chill.

Nutrition Facts

378 calories; fat 28g; cholesterol 102mg; saturated fat 17g; carbohydrates 33g; mono fat 8g; poly fat 1g; trans fatty acid 1g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 26g; protein 4g; vitamin a 741.9IU; vitamin c 0.1mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.3mg; folate 15.3mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 101mg; potassium 158mg; calcium 34mg; iron 1.9mg.