Baked Chocolate Cake

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Appears in
Chocolate: Discovering, Exploring, Enjoying

By Sara Jayne Stanes

Published 2005

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This is the richest chocolate recipe I know, but one of the most delicious. You will need only a sliver for full effect—definitely a case of less is more.


  • 21 oz. dark chocolate (70 percent cocoa solids)
  • sticks but


Break the chocolate into pieces and put them in a saucepan. Add the butter and melt gently over very low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth. Let cool.

Put the eggs and sugar in a large bowl and beat with a hand-held electric mixer until three times the original volume. Add one-quarter of the melted chocolate mixture to the bowl and, using a plastic spatula, mix gently