Marie-Claude’s Chocolate Cake with Fleur de Sel

Gâteau Chocolat, Fleur de Sel

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By Paula Wolfert

Published 1987

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I’ve mentioned my friend Marie-Claude Gracia in introductions to several other recipes. As you can see I am a huge fan and couldn’t resist adding one more. This cake may remind you of a particularly good brownie, but the addition of fleur de sel turns it into something quite unusual and wonderful.

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